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|HIPAA Deemed Compliance Period Ends Next Month|
Deborah C. Hiser; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 22, 2014The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued final regulations in January 2013 modifying the privacy, security and enforcement provisions under the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Covered entities and business associates were generally...
|CMS Guidelines Amended to Accept WCB Settlement Determination of MSA Amount After Hearing on the Merits|
John J. Cronan, Evan M. Hansen, Nelson J Larkins; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 15, 2014The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) update to its Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Arrangement Reference Guide provides authority by which CMS will now recognize and defer to a Workers' Compensation hearing officer's settlement approval which determines the specific...
|Maryland Court of Appeals Finds That Maryland’s Wage Payment and Collection Law Applies to Claims for Overtime Wages|
Wayne C. Heavener; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 2014In Peters v. Early Healthcare Giver, Inc., the Maryland Court of Appeals held that Maryland’s Wage Payment and Collection Law (“WPCL”) covered claims for overtime wages, despite any federal authority to the contrary. Writing for the Court, Judge Sally D. Adkins held that there was...
|Increase to Affordable Care Act Affordability Threshold|
Lamb Barnosky LLP;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014As we advised you in our February 19,2013 memorandum, the Affordable Care Act ("the ACA") includes a shared responsibility provision that potentially penalizes covered employers that do not offer affordable health insurance coverage to their full-time employees. The ACA regulations define...
|New Guidance on Contractor Self-Disclosure|
David L. Douglass, Rachel Landauer; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014The Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) provides health care providers an opportunity to disclose potential violations of certain Federal civil and criminal laws in relation to HHS contracts or subcontracts, pursuant to which OIG offers a means for facilitated...
|CMS Care Coordination Payments - A Boon to Doctors and Patients but Patient Participation Will be Essential|
Vinay Bhupathy, Aytan Dahukey; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 19, 2014As the Affordable Care Act continues to mature, we are seeing new efforts by the Obama administration to incentivize care coordination across a spectrum of services provided to Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) patients. A New York Times article posted on August 16, 2014 reports that starting in...
|Asbestos Use Rises in India Despite Protests|
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 15, 2014Despite hundreds of asbestos and medical professionals advising India against the use of the substance, government officials continue to condone and encourage asbestos use in commercial and residential construction projects within the country.
|Here Comes the Sunshine Act|
Grace D. Mack; Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.;
August 25, 2014, previously published on August 19, 2014The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a guide for physicians to prepare for the Dispute Resolution period of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. The CMS guide is available on the CMS Open Payments website http://go.cms.gov/openpayments. CMS announced "mid-July"...
|Georgia Composite Medical Board Issues New Telemedicine Rules|
Nathaniel M. Lacktman; Foley & Lardner LLP;
August 25, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014The Georgia Composite Medical Board enacted a new regulation governing the standards for telemedicine practice. The regulation, titled Practice Through Electronic or Other Such Means, is found under Georgia Comp. Rules and Regs. rule 360-3-.07 and is intended to establish the minimum standards of...
|Eighth Circuit Dismisses Whistleblower's Suit Finding Facts Were Already Publicly Disclosed|
Jacqueline N. Acosta; Foley & Lardner LLP;
August 25, 2014, previously published on August 18, 2014In an August 7, 2014 opinion, the Eighth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a whistleblower’s suit alleging that a number of pain pump device makers had violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by marketing their pain pumps for harmful off-label uses. United States ex rel. Paulos v. Stryker Corp. et...