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|Supreme Court Limits Agency Fees to Full-Fledged Public Employees|
Louis P. Britt, Thomas H. Keim; Ford & Harrison LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014Executive Summary: In a decision that could have a significant financial impact on many labor unions, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that personal care providers, who are considered state employees only for limited collective bargaining purposes under Illinois law, cannot be required to pay agency...
|OIG Issues Special Fraud Alert on Laboratory Payments to Physicians|
I. Paul Mandelkern; Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014The Office of the Inspector General for the United States Department of Health and Human Services (the OIG) recently issued a Special Fraud Alert regarding two types of compensation arrangements between clinical laboratories and physicians who order clinical laboratory tests that the OIG believes...
|South Carolina Supreme Court Rules in FOIA Case|
Bob Coble; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014The South Carolina Supreme Court recently issued an opinion in Lambries v Saluda County Council.
|Personalized Medicine Today: PMC Issues Fourth State of the Industry Report|
Antoinette F. Konski; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 5, 2014Personalized medicine is changing the paradigm of the research, development and delivery of health care. The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC), a consortium of interested stakeholders that seeks to promote the understanding and adoption of personalized medicine concepts, services and products,...
|Hospitals Urging SCOTUS to Limit False Claims Act Penalties|
Torrey K. Young; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014The American Hospital Association along with the United States Chamber of Commerce and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America recently submitted an amici curiae brief in support of petitioners, Gosselin World Wide Moving, urging the Supreme Court to bar excessive FCA penalties....
|The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 25: What Hobby Lobby Means for the Affordable Care Act—Absolutely Nothing|
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014To call the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. much-anticipated or highly controversial is an understatement. And, to be clear, any time the Supreme Court weighs in on bed-rock constitutional principle—particularly as it affects the church-state...
|New York Enacts Out-Of-Network Transparency and Coverage Reform|
Nili S. Yolin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014Last month, a woman sued a health plan, claiming that she was intentionally misled about which physicians were participating providers in the company’s online health insurance exchange established under the Affordable Care Act. The petitioner alleged that the plan displayed the names of the...
|New Connecticut Pharmacy Rewards Disclosure Bill Took Effect July 1|
Stephanie D. Willis; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014On June 12th, Connecticut governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law ”An Act Concerning Pharmacy Rewards Programs And Protected Health Information“. The law went into effect July 1st, and applies to pharmacy retailers in the state of Connecticut. We profiled the version of the law passed...
|Changes to the Provision of Community Services Comes Into Effect July 1, 2014|
Cynthia (Cindy) Clarke, Wendy Whelan; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014Beginning July 1, 2014, amendments to O. Reg. 386/99, Provision of Community Services, under the Home Care and Community Services Act (HCCSA) will come into effect. The changes primarily affect the provision of personal support and homemaking services under sections 2.1, 3 and 8 of Reg. 386/99.
|Top 5 Actions to Consider for the New York Not-for-Profit Law Overhaul Effective on July 1|
Jay Gerzog, Tamar Rosenberg; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014On July 1, 2014, the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act (the “Act”) took effect. The Act is the most significant modification of New York’s Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (the “NPCL”) in approximately 40 years.