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Warner Chilcott settlement underscores risks in manufacturer relationships with healthcare providers and reimbursement support programs

USA - November 9 2015 On October 29, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a global settlement with Warner Chilcott U.S. Sales LLC, a subsidiary of…

Eliza L. Andonova, Andrew S. Furlow, Ronald L. Wisor, JR., Meredith Manning, Helen R. Trilling

Fourth Circuit’s application of Stark Law and the False Claims Act in Tuomey II may invigorate calls for reform

USA - July 24 2015 In its second opinion in United States ex rel. Drakeford v. Tuomey Healthcare System, Inc., the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment…

Jonathan Diesenhaus, Jessica L. Ellsworth, Ronald L. Wisor, JR., David E. Thiess, Helen R. Trilling

Senate asks OIG to probe physician-owned distributors

USA - June 10 2011 Yesterday, five U.S. Senators sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) requesting that the OIG investigate the legality of physician-owned implant distributors (PODs), entities that allow physicians to profit from the sale of surgical implants used on their patients.

Danielle M. Drissel, Stephen J. Immelt, Thomas N. Bulleit, JR., Ronald L. Wisor, JR., Sara A. Kraner

Florida appellate court holds that AHCA has broad power to deny health facility licenses

USA - October 8 2010 Florida's Third District Court of Appeal has held that Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) properly exercised its discretion in denying a home health agency Change of Ownership application (CHOW) on the grounds that the new 100% shareholder previously worked for another home health agency that had been terminated by Medicare in 2006.

Carol A. Licko, Craig H. Smith, Mark Sterling