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New Emergency Safety Rules for Healthcare Sector

USA - June 11 2021 On June 10, 2021, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a long-anticipated COVID-19 Emergency…

Third Party Indemnity Claims: What Health Care Providers Need to Know

USA - June 9 2021 A recent case from the Indiana Court of Appeals highlights the parameters of Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Act (the “MMA”) where the Court held that…

Ohio Expands Access to Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses

USA - April 22 2021 On April 19, 2021, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy approved increasing the number of medical marijuana dispensary licenses in the state by 73. If…

Key Definitions for New Stark Law Exceptions and Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) Safe for Value-Based Care Arrangements

USA - March 16 2021 As the health care industry continues to integrate, providers and health care professionals are challenged to develop innovative relationships that…

New HIPAA Proposed Rule Expands Consumer Rights Over PHI

USA - March 5 2021 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (the “NPRM”) to modify the Privacy Rule under the Health…

Business Associate Liability Under HIPAA

USA - March 1 2021 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule applies only to covered entities - health plans, health care…

Ohio Proposes a Hospital Licensure System

USA - February 19 2021 In the first draft of the State of Ohio budget, Governor Mike DeWine has proposed that hospitals become licensed by the Director of Health in order to…

New Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbors Promote Value-Based Arrangements

USA - February 12 2021 On November 20, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector…

FDA Permanently Exempts Seven Class I Gloves from 510(k) Premarket Notification Process

USA - January 28 2021 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) temporary exemption from the 510(k) premarket…

New Transparency in Pricing Rules Require Health Insurers to Disclose Health Care Cost and Cost-Sharing Information

USA - November 16 2020 Information On October 29, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Treasury (the…