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HTMLWhat the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 Means for Your Organization
Sara Hutchins Jodka; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2016, previously published on February 9, 2016
Many people missed that, before the clock struck midnight on January 31, 2015, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA), a bill that was years in the making, passed. How did so many people miss it? Well, CISA was packaged in a 2,000+ page spending bill that was not the most exciting...

 

HTMLOMB Finalizes Review of 60-Day Overpayment Rule
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2016, previously published on February 9, 2016
The Office of Management and Budget completed its review of the long-awaited final rule establishing a process for Medicare Part A and B providers and suppliers to report and return overpayments within 60 days (the “60-day rule”). As a result, the final 60-day rule will likely be...

 

HTMLImportant Lessons for Protecting Patient Data in Recent FTC Action on Vendor's "Encryption" Claims
Stephen E. Gillette, Alexis Slagle Gilroy, Kevin D. Lyles, Cristiana Spontoni, Soleil E. Teubner; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 9, 2016
As new technologies and delivery models create challenges for health care providers in regard to protecting patients' personal health information, many have incorporated or are incorporating encryption tools into their electronic health records and technology platforms to help ensure compliance...

 

HTMLReporting Overpayments Within 60 Days
Leslie M. Cumber; Gordon Feinblatt LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
February 15, 2016, previously published on Winter 2015
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as ObamaCare, added a new Medicare and Medicaid integrity provision, namely requiring overpayments to be reported and returned by the later of 60 days after identification or the date any corresponding cost report is due. This new law has resulted in many...

 

HTMLDeciphering the Final AMP Rule - Key Provisions Impacting Pharmacies, PBMs, and Manufacturers
Theresa C. Carnegie, Jordan T. Cohen, William A. Davis, Lauren M. Moldawer, Ellyn L. Sternfield, Rodney Whitlock; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 10, 2016
In late January, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released the much anticipated Covered Outpatient Drugs Final Rule with Comment (the “AMP Final Rule”). The rule creates the regulatory definition for Average Manufacturer Price (“AMP”) and...

 

HTMLTelemedicine Momentum Picking up Steam as New Legislation Introduced in U.S. Senate
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 3, 2016
Today, a bipartisan group of Senators led by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) have unveiled legislation that would expand the use of telemedicine and remote patient monitoring under Medicare. The CONNECT for Health Act (S.2484) is not seeking to overhaul telemedicine...

 

HTMLZika Virus Concerns in the Workplace
Francis P. Alvarez, Henry Chajet, Bradford T. Hammock, Patricia Anderson Pryor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 10, 2016
A global health alarm on the outbreak of a disease or virus raises issues for employers and employees as to the appropriate workplace responses. In recent years, Avian flu, swine flu (H1N1), and Ebola drew workplace concerns. Now, the mosquito-borne Zika virus has the Centers for Disease Control...

 

HTMLLatest OCR Enforcement Action: Underbed Storage is Not Appropriate for PHI
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 4, 2016
Recent enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) have highlighted that, not surprisingly, Covered Entities should not leave medical records in a physician’s driveway and should not dispose of...

 

HTMLBehind the Curtain: Shkreli was NOT the Big Story on the Hill Today
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 4, 2016
Congress’s complex relationship with prescription drugs was on display today in the House of Representatives. In the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR), Martin Shkreli pleaded the 5th at a hearing investigating drug pricing. Meanwhile, the Energy and Commerce Committee...

 

HTMLHealth and Welfare Plans: Big Compliance Burdens, Big Penalty Exposures
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 8, 2016
Health and welfare have been around for a long time, and they are ubiquitous. Employees have come to expect medical, dental, life, and other insurance as part of their benefits packages. Employers offer coverage in order to reward employees, attract the best talent, and now, under the Affordable...

 


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