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Dialysis Provider Becomes the First Entity Subjected to the FTC’s New Restrictions on Future Mergers

USA - October 26 2021 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced in July of this year that, going forward, whenever merging parties settled an FTC merger challenge, the…

Important Enforcement Updates on No Surprises Act and Transparency Requirements

USA - September 13 2021 Health plans and insurers will have a little more time to comply with some of the multitude of new requirements under the Consolidated Appropriations…

California Attorney General Settlement of Hospital Merger Challenge Potentially Raises the Stakes for Hospital Mergers Nationwide

USA - July 29 2021 A California Superior Court recently approved the settlement of a hospital merger challenge brought by the California Attorney General’s Office…

Winning with FDA: How to Manage a Successful 510(k) Device Submission

USA - July 22 2021 In order to secure approval of a medical device, a sponsor must use one of several pathways prescribed by the FDA. The primary avenues are the 510(k)…

Biden Executive Order Calls out the Healthcare Industry for More Vigorous Antitrust Scrutiny

USA - July 12 2021 Claiming that “federal inaction” has caused a weakening of competition in many U.S. industries, on July 9 President Biden issued an Executive Order…

New COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Nursing Homes

USA - May 20 2021 On May 13, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published an interim final rule with comment period addressing COVID vaccine…

Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Turns the Spotlight on Hospital Consolidation

USA - May 20 2021 While much of the antitrust world is focused on the actions brought by federal and state antitrust regulators against “big tech,” the Senate…

Long Term Care Facilities Should Prepare for County Investigations Into COVID Deaths

USA - March 30 2021 Earlier this month, Peter Lucido, the Macomb County Prosecutor, who was also a former Republican State Senator and State Senate Majority Whip…

OIG Puts Telehealth in its Crosshairs

USA - March 29 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the way health care providers render services, including the proliferation of telehealth options…

Healthcare Providers Must Remain Vigilant with ADA Service Animal Requirements

USA - February 18 2021 Health facilities and individual healthcare providers who open their offices to the public should remain aware they are subject to the Americans with…