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CMS Releases Final Rules Implementing Stark Law Changes to Reflect Value-Based Healthcare Delivery and Payment Environment

USA - November 22 2020 On Friday, November 20, CMS released final rules implementing many Stark Law changes first proposed in October 2019 (the “Final Rules”). This release…

Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain Challenges

Global, USA - November 20 2020 At the time of this writing, two companies, Pfizer Inc. and Moderna, Inc., have announced promising early results from Phase 3 of their COVID-19…

Brexit: Phased Approach for Northern Ireland Protocol (NIP) for the Pharmaceuticals Sector

European Union, United Kingdom - November 12 2020 The UK Cabinet Office released a statement last Thursday 5th November 2020 that could provide some breathing space for the UK/EU pharmaceuticals…

ONC Delays Timeframes for Information Blocking and Changes To Health IT Certification Program

USA - November 4 2020 Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (“ONC”) announced…

HHS pirouettes back to original position that Provider Relief Fund payments may be used to replace gross revenue, not just profits, lost due to the coronavirus

USA - October 23 2020 On October 22, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) updated its guidance on how hospitals and other providers should report their use of…

CMS Adds 11 New Approved Telehealth Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Updates Guidance to States on Medicaid Telehealth Expansion

USA - October 15 2020 On October 14, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it has expanded its list of telehealth services approved for…

CMS Delays Publication of Final Rule Implementing Stark Law Changes to 2021.

USA - September 29 2020 As we reported last October, CMS and the OIG issued proposed rules aimed at updating the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Civil Monetary…

Orthopedic Clinic Settles with HHS OCR for $1.5 Million over Claims of Systemic HIPAA Noncompliance

USA - September 25 2020 The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently announced a settlement with Georgia-based Athens Orthopedic…

UK End of Transition - Moves to Provide Clarity for Industry

European Union, United Kingdom - September 14 2020 The work of UK health and regulatory authorities has mainly been targeted on COVID-19 work over recent months but there has been an increasing focus…

HHS Eases Federal Substance Use Disorder Confidentiality Rules

USA - August 27 2020 Last month the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (“SAMHSA”) finalized amendments to the federal Confidentiality of Substance…