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|“Cease and Desist: Is This the Beginning of the End for Concierge Medicine Practices?” Federation of Regulatory Counsel|
Fallyn B. Cavalieri, Frederick J. Pomerantz; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 27, 2017, previously published on Winter 2016“Concierge medicine practices have become increasingly popular since the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and can be found operating in some form in about half of the states,” write Frederick J. Pomerantz and Fallyn B. Cavalieri, lawyers in the...
|Health Care Enforcement Review and 2017 Outlook: Significant Health Care Fraud and Abuse Civil Settlements and Criminal Resolutions|
Brian P. Dunphy, Karen S. Lovitch, Kevin M. McGinty; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
March 24, 2017, previously published on January 10, 2017In this final installment of our Health Care Enforcement Review and 2017 Outlook series, we analyze health care enforcement trends gathered from 2016 civil settlements and criminal resolutions of health care fraud and abuse cases. Behind the headlines covering enormous recoveries in 2016, several...
|Health Care Enforcement Review and 2017 Outlook: Major Case Developments|
Ryan J. Cuthbertson; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
March 24, 2017, previously published on January 5, 2017Today, my colleagues Laurence Freedman, Samantha Kingsbury, and Karen Lovitch released the latest in our ongoing series reviewing health care enforcement activities in 2016 and their impacts looking forward to 2017. The client alert highlights major case law developments that influenced health care...
|Immunity From Addiction In the New Year|
Ryan J. King; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
March 24, 2017, previously published on March 1, 2017It is no secret that, over the last decade, the rate of prescription drug abuse and misuse in the United States has grown at a significant rate. According to the Pennsylvania Legislature, a recent report found that 20 to 30% of all opioid pain medications are being misused. Experts estimate that as...
|Beyond the Eleventh Hour: FDA Prepares to Finalize Intended Use Amendments Despite Midnight Rule Relief Act|
Eli Greespan, Benjamin Zegarelli; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
March 24, 2017, previously published on January 11, 2017On Monday, FDA issued a final rule to amend FDA’s established definitions of “intended use” for drugs and devices, the primary consideration in determining whether a product is regulated for a particular use and what regulations apply. The final rule also excludes products derived...
|Health Care Enforcement Review and 2017 Outlook: Significant Regulatory Developments|
Jordan T. Cohen, Laurence J. Freedman, Karen S. Lovitch; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
March 24, 2017, previously published on January 6, 2017While 2016 marked one of the least productive years in the history of Congress, the same cannot be said of health care enforcement and regulatory agencies. Perhaps motivated by the impending change in administration, these agencies promulgated a number of notable regulations in 2016, including:
|Federal Court Enjoins Health and Human Services Department from Enforcing ACA Protections for Transgender Individuals|
Lisa M. DeFilippis, Michelle E. Phillips, Joshua Rafsky; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 23, 2017, previously published on January 13, 2017The Obama Administration was dealt a blow in its efforts to expand legal protections for transgender individuals relating to the receipt of health care services and health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern...
|Executive Order Issued Regarding Affordable Care Act on January 20, 2017|
Bose McKinney Evans LLP;
March 21, 2017, previously published on January 21, 2017Text of President Trump’s Executive Order: ‘Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal’
Signed on Jan. 20, 2017. “To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the heads of all...
|St. Jude Cybersecurity Vulnerability Extended to Provider-Owned Devices|
Jordan T. Cohen; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
March 17, 2017, previously published on February 9, 2017Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) updated a prior advisory revealing cybersecurity vulnerabilities in St. Jude Medical’s Merlin@home transmitter.
|Birth Injuries: What You Should Know|
Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos A Professional Corporation;
March 17, 2017, previously published on January 20, 2017Expecting parents should never have to worry that their newborn will suffer at the hands of the medical professionals that they entrust with the child’s delivery. However, far too often, babies suffer injuries during birth due to negligent or improper care by doctors, nurses and other medical...