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Is it Legal to Maximize Value of Secondary Diagnosis Codes?

USA - September 4 2019 By selecting a more severe Secondary Diagnosis Code for a patient, a physician may increase the reimbursement due from Medicare. If a hospital…

Beyond Surprise Billing: Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019

USA - July 26 2019 In June 2019, the Lower Health Care Costs Act passed out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee with a vote of 20-3…

HHS Abandons Proposal to Reform Drug Manufacturer Rebate System

USA - July 17 2019 On Thursday, July 11, 2019, the White House administration reversed course on the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) recent proposal to…

Healthcare Employers: Exercise Caution When Enforcing Mandatory Vaccination Policies

USA - July 5 2019 Healthcare employers should consider a recent trend when determining what safety requirements to impose on their employees. Recent settlements…

Three weeks to go until Oral Arguments in Texas v. United States

USA - June 17 2019 There are now only three weeks before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Texas v. United States, the latest…

Medical Imaging Company Pays $3 Million Data Security Fine

USA - May 30 2019 A medical imaging company is paying for its flawed data security system. In addition to its system failures, the company failed to investigate and…

Court Again Rules that HHS’s Medicare 340B Drug Price Cuts are Illegal, But Gives the Agency a Chance to “Unscramble the Egg”

USA - May 9 2019 As previously reported, last December the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services…

Recent Case Provides Important Lessons For Buyers Acquiring Unionized Businesses

USA - April 8 2019 When healthcare entities are seeking to expand their operations, they often will find interesting targets who have union-represented employees. A…

Sixth Circuit Upholds Ohio Law Defunding Planned Parenthood

USA - March 18 2019 In a closely watched decision, this past week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld an Ohio law permitting Ohio to defund Planned…

HHS Proposes Changes to the Discount Safe Harbor Framework to Realign Incentives and Put Downward Pressure on Drug Prices

USA - March 11 2019 On February 6, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a Proposed Rule modifying the Anti-Kickback Statute safe harbor…