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HIPAA phase 2 audits are here. Are business associates ready?
  • Tucker Ellis
  • USA
  • September 30 2016

The United States Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") has begun Phase 2 of its audit program. Phase 2


With Short-Term Government Funding Bill in Place, Congress Adjourns until after Elections
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2016

On September 29, 2016, President Obama signed into law HR 5325, which averts a government shutdown by continuing funding for the federal government


Independent Contractors or Employees: Why It Is so Important to Use the Proper Classification for the People that Work for You
  • Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2016

Over the past few years, there has been a concerted effort on the part of the US Department of Labor, as well as various state attorneys general, to


New CMS Regulation Prohibits Nursing Facilities from Using Pre-Admission Binding Arbitration Agreements
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2016

Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services released a final rule that would bar long-term care facilities that participate in Medicare


CMS Finalizes New Regulations for Facilities
  • Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC
  • USA
  • September 29 2016

CMS Finalizes New Regulations for Facilities On September 28, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") released a complete overhaul


GAO Criticizes HHS In Health Information Cybersecurity Report
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2016

On Monday, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) released a report (the “Report”) criticizing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


The Week in Weed: September 30, 2016
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2016

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Polls Show Rec Marijuana Ahead in Maine


California Clamps Down On Surprise Out-Of-Network Bills
  • Buchalter Nemer
  • USA
  • September 29 2016

On September 23, 2016, Governor Brown signed AB 72, California’s surprise out-of-network law. The bill protects patients who seek care at an


California Tries the “Right to Try” Act FDA’s Expanded Access Regulations Remain in Force
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • September 29 2016

On September 27, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the so-called "Right to Try Act" (AB-1668) (the "RTA"), which allows


Manatt on Medicaid: Monthly Expansion Recap
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2016

Medicaid expansion was not likely a “major driving force” behind the record high drug spending growth in 2014, despite its association with an