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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


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


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


Efforts to stop health insurance fraud through the use of contractors under fire
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2014

In recent reports, from June 25, 2014 and August 13, 2014, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) highlights the mixed results achieved by the


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


New Medicare reporting requirements for self-insured contractors to kick in: many questions remain unanswered
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2009

Government contractors that are self-insured against third-party liabilities and may pay claims submitted by Medicare-eligible individuals that arise from bodily injury must register with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and then comply with Medicare reporting requirements that kick in early next year


Health care reform update - July 18, 2011
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 18 2011

On July 13th Secretary Sebelius testified during a hearing before the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health that President Obama was consulting with potential nominees to the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB


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


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


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