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Advocate Health to Pay Largest Ever HIPAA Settlement
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2016

On Thursday, August 4, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that Advocate Health


Eighth Circuit Holds That Reasonable Interpretations of Ambiguous Regulations Undercut FCA Liability
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2016

The Eighth Circuit recently affirmed a district court's grant of summary judgment because the "defendant's reasonable interpretation of an ambiguous


Eighth Circuit Holds That A Reasonable Interpretation of an Ambiguous Statute Does Not Give Rise to FCA Liability
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2016

On August 8, 2016, the Eighth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a FCA complaint against the University of Minnesota Medical Center (“UMMC”) alleging


Ninth Circuit Cautions Against Allowing Relators to Assert Expansive Claims Based Only On Specific Incidents of Alleged Wrongdoing
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2016

In a ruling earlier this week, the Ninth Circuit emphasized the demanding standard Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b)’s particularity requirement


New genetically engineered foods disclosure law enacted
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • August 10 2016

On July 29 2016 President Obama signed into law S764, which mandates the establishment of federal disclosure standards applicable to "bioengineered"


HHS Office for Civil Rights Updates Its Website with Guidance on HIPAA Audits and Unique Device Identifiers (UDIs)
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2016

HHS-OCR has updated its website with guidance on two important and current issues: ongoing HIPAA audits and deidentification. After officially


CMS issues FAQs on Medicaid Drug Rebate Programme final rule
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2016

On July 6 2016 the Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the Covered Outpatient Drug


District Court Applying Escobar Rejects DOJ’s Materiality Allegations Under Rule 9(b)
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2016

In one of the first post-Escobar decisions applying the Supreme Court’s guidance on materiality under the False Claims Act, a federal district court


CMS Addresses Impact of Value Based Purchasing Arrangements on Medicaid Drug Rebate Program
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2016

On July 14, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS or the Agency) issued a Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Notice to Participating


CMS Issues FAQs on the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Final Rule
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2016

On July 6, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS or the Agency) issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the Covered