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FCA watch August 2014

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 5 2014

In United States ex rel. Shea v. Cellco Partnership, No. 12-7133, 2014 WL 1394687 (D.C. Cir. Apr. 11, 2014), the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

OFCCP rescinds medical providers directive

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 29 2012

On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that it has rescinded Policy Directive 293, which provided guidance for determining whether a health care provider or insurer falls within the OFCCP’s jurisdiction as a federal contractor or subcontractor

Government contractor qualifies for Texas’s sale-for-resale exemption

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 27 2011

A recent decision by the Texas Court of Appeals, Combs v. Health Care Services Corporation, 2011 WL 1005419 (Tex. App. Mar. 16, 2011), clarified Texas’s sale-for-resale exemption to the state’s sales and use tax and held that a government contractor was entitled to a sales tax refund under the exemption

Gao listing of federal aca implementation contract awards

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2011

The GAO has released a compilation of contracts awarded and consultants retained by federal departments and agencies to assist in implementing the ACA

Two major health care companies pay $137.5 million and $3.8 million, respectively, to settle violations against the False Claims Act

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 8 2012

Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Florida-based WellCare Health Plans and Georgia-based Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia LLC have paid $137.5 million and $3.8 million, respectively, to settle charges that they violated the False Claims Act

TRICARE incentive prohibition regulations published

  • Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 26 2010

On April 9, 2010, the Department of Defense issued final regulations on the TRICARE incentive prohibition, which was enacted in 2007 to prevent employers from shifting costs to the TRICARE program by offering TRICARE beneficiaries (essentially military retirees and their family members) an alternative to enrollment in a group health plan that would be primary to TRICARE

The HEAT is on, Chicago: practical tips to get you ready

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 16 2011

In May 2009, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) announced, with great fanfare, a new initiative to combat health care fraud: the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT

HIPAA audits ARRA coming! Is your PHI secure?

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 14 2011

In the growing world of Recovery Audit Contractor audits, Voluntary Disclosure Protocols, IRS Form 990 disclosures, “never events” and HIPAA breach notifications, there is a new kid on the block in the area of federal audit and oversight for healthcare providers, health plans and their business associates under the HIPAA health information privacy and security provisions

Supreme Court decision upholding Affordable Care Act affirms contracting opportunities in insurance exchanges and Medicaid

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 26 2012

In the July 16, 2012 edition of Bloomberg BNA’s Health Care Policy Report, Wiley Rein attorneys Jim Slattery, Kathryn Bucher, Daniel P. Graham and Kate R. McDonald published an article on the implications for health care contractors of the Supreme Court’s decision in Nat’l Fed’n of Indep. Bus. v. Sebelius, No. 11-393, slip op. (U.S. June 28, 2012

House and Senate overrule OFCCP on TRICARE subcontractors

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 21 2011

TRICARE is the federal government’s healthcare program for active duty and retired military members and their families