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the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that it has rescinded Policy Directive 293, which provided guidance for determining whether a health care provider or insurer falls within the OFCCP’s jurisdiction as a federal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


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


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


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


Another setback for health insurance exchanges
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2012

Controversy erupted when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded a contract to Quality Software Services Inc. (QSSI) to construct an integral part of the federal health insurance exchange


Health care reform update - August 20, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 20 2012

On August 13th the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a study analyzing the potential effects of the ACA on employer-sponsored coverage


Down the rabbit hole again: OFCCP continues to expand jurisdictional thresholds for health care providers and insurers
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • January 24 2011

Despite ongoing litigation with health care providers and insurers, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently issued an extensive administrative directive to provide "comprehensive guidance for assessing when health care providers and insurers are federal contractors or subcontractors."


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


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


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