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Final rules: essential health benefits, cost-sharing, and actuarial value

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 31 2013

Beginning in 2014, non-grandfathered individual health insurance policies and policies issued to small employers must provide "essential health

New French Sunshine Act guidance

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • France, USA
  • -
  • July 11 2013

On June 12, 2013, the French Ministry of Health published Circulaire No. DGSPF22013224 relative to Article 2 of the Law No. 2011-2012 of December

Lifewatch Services to pay $18.5m to resolve False Claims Act allegations

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2012

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced an $18.5 million False Claims Act settlement in a case brought by two whistleblowers against LifeWatch Services Inc., an Illinois-based company

St. Jude Medical pays $3.65 million to settle overcharge claims

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 1 2012

St. Jude Medical Inc. has settled, for $3.65 million, federal False Claim Act allegations arising from a qui tam case in which the relators alleged that the company inflated the cost of replacement pacemakers and defibrillators purchased by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Justice announced recently

Establishment registration: FDA's new importer disclosure policy burdens foreign establishments

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 24 2012

A foreign establishment cannot register with the FDA for the fiscal year 2013 without disclosing the names, addresses, and phone numbers of “all known importers” of its device in the United States

Sunshine Act data collection checklist

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 13 2013

As we discussed in an earlier post, the data collection obligations under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act commenced on August 1, 2013, and all

Same-sex domestic partner policy does not discriminate against opposite-sex couples

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2011

Reversing a decision by the Westchester County Human Rights Commission, a New York appeals court recently held that a policy adopted by a local Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to offer health care to same-sex domestic partners did not unlawfully discriminate against opposite-sex domestic partners

Decree on advertising medical devices in France

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • August 27 2012

A new French law wants to strengthen the safety of drugs and medical products

The application of the medical device excise tax to foreign manufacturers selling to end-users in the United States

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 6 2013

As of January 1, 2013, the first sale of a taxable medical device in the United States by a manufacturer, producer, or importer has been subject to a

MEWA held to be not fully insured under ERISA

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2011

When unrelated employers join together in an association or other group to purchase or arrange for health insurance, the association is defined as a "multiple employer welfare arrangement" or "MEWA" under the law