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California Attorney General Initiates Novel Investigation Into Potential Health Care Algorithm Bias

USA - September 20 2022 On August 31, 2022, the California Attorney General delivered letters to 30 hospitals and health systems across California requesting information…

Joseph Melnik (Joe), Antonio F. Dias, Alexis S. Gilroy, Carl A. Kukkonen III, Heather M. O'Shea

HHS-OIG Approves Provision of Zero-Interest Financing to Medical Device Customers

USA - July 2 2022 The practice of manufacturers making available to customers favorable and even zero-interest financing for significant purchases of medical devices is…

Laura F. Laemmle-Weidenfeld, Rebecca C. Martin, Kelly V. O'Donnell, Heather M. O'Shea

U.S. Federal Actions Support Continued Telehealth Services for Medicare Beneficiaries

USA - March 28 2022 On March 15, 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act was signed into law, extending Medicare telehealth reimbursement flexibilities for 151 days…

Claire E. Castles, Alexis S. Gilroy, Ann T. Hollenbeck, Laura F. Laemmle-Weidenfeld, Rebecca C. Martin

DOJ Announces Second-Largest Annual Total Recoveries in False Claims Act History

USA - February 25 2022 DOJ recovers a record $5.6 billion from FCA cases in 2021, the largest annual total since 2014. The United States Department of Justice Civil Division…

Kristen Pollock McDonald, B. Kurt Copper, J. Andrew Jackson, Laura F. Laemmle-Weidenfeld, Rebecca C. Martin

Fourth Circuit Limits Who Can Act "Knowingly" Under False Claims Act

USA - February 14 2022 Health care providers, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, government contractors, and, indeed, anyone receiving government funds…

Kristen Pollock McDonald, B. Kurt Copper, Laura F. Laemmle-Weidenfeld, Rebecca C. Martin, Rajeev Muttreja