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|Recent Product Recalls|
Jonathan Berman, Colleen Heisey, Mark Mansour, Stephanie L. Resnik, Emily K. Strunk; Jones Day;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 2014Recent food recalls involved undeclared allergens, microbial and foreign material contaminations, and choking hazards.
|Using Interest Accrual as a Bargaining Tool|
Timothy Spencer; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014 Creating incentives to entice responsible parties to pay outstanding nursing home debts is by no means easy. Particularly so in the nursing home arena, the mechanisms with which a nursing home facility may equip itself in order to encourage responsible parties to pay off owed debts often proves to...
|CMS Continues to Struggle with How to Provide High Quality Care to Dual Eligibles|
Tara E. Swenson; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 21, 2014Last week CMS announced that it would not execute its option to terminate its 2015 contracts with Medicare Advantage Plans and Part D plans that had scored three stars or less for three consecutive years. At the same time, CMS announced that it was seeking information from insurers and others in...
|China Issues New Telemedicine Opinions for China and Foreign-Based Providers|
Richard J. Ferris, Nathaniel M. Lacktman; Foley & Lardner LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014Telemedicine providers and vendors doing business in China, whether based in China, the United States, or elsewhere, received new guidance on the use of telemedicine in China. On August 29, 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHFPC)...
|CMS Releases MSSP and Pioneer ACO Data on Shared Savings and Losses - Where Do We Go From Here?|
Andrew J. Shin, Stephen M. Weiner, Stephanie D. Willis; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014On September 16, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced key shared savings and losses results of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that began participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) or the Pioneer ACO Program (PACO) in 2012 and 2013.
|The Creeping Union Part II: Why You Should Start Planning Now|
Gael Y. Hagan, Anne B. Sekel; Foley & Lardner LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014In our last post, we summarized the 2011 Specialty Healthcare decision and the potential for the NLRB to recognize an unduly burdensome number of smaller collective bargaining units. So far, cases interpreting Specialty Healthcare indicate that the NLRB’s expanded view has not resulted in a...
|OCR Issues Guidance on HIPAA and Same-Sex Marriage|
Kimberly J. Gold; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) released guidance last Wednesday to help covered entities and business associates understand the privacy implications of the 2013 Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor...
|The Rapid Growth in Anesthesiology Merger and Acquisition Transactions|
Richard S. Cooper, Kirk A. Rebane; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014Anesthesia groups are being acquired at a pace not seen before. In fact, the anesthesia sector is one of the most active deal sectors in healthcare. There are several large strategic acquirers operating in the marketplace with new buyers (often backed by investment funds) emerging with frequency....
|OSHA Announces Significant Alterations to Reporting Requirements|
John F. Martin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014On September 11, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule that significantly changes an employer’s duties to report workplace injuries to the agency.
|Small Employers Offering Health Care—This One’s for You|
Autumn G. Long; McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO;
September 22, 2014, previously published on Third Quarter 2014The small employer health insurance tax credit was enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) to help small businesses and small Sec. 501(c) tax-exempt organizations afford the cost of providing health insurance coverage for their employees. Because the...