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Tele-Tuesday: Top Five Telehealth Legal Issues for Summer 2019

USA - June 11 2019 Summer is almost upon us. And in between the BBQs, pool parties, and baseball games, you might be trying to understand the risks involved in offering…

CMS Administrator Touts Changes to RAC Program

USA - June 7 2019 In CMS’s continuing effort to take “a strategic approach to protecting taxpayer dollars and reducing regulation to put patients over paperwork,”…

US Supreme Court: CMS Must Follow Notice and Comment Rulemaking for Medicare Policy Changes with Substantive Legal Effect

USA - June 5 2019 In an opinion of significant importance to the administration of the Medicare program, the US Supreme Court issued a 7-1 decision requiring the…

May Fast Break Combines New Tech with Health Law

USA - May 29 2019 Did you catch our most recent edition of Fast Break? If not, we had an awesome extended session with Michele Buenafe on May 16 that was also part of…

Health Care Compliance Legal Issues Manual

USA - May 23 2019 Healthcare partners Al Shay and Howard Young and associate Jake Harper recently contributed to the Health Care Compliance Legal Issues Manual, a…

The Government’s Creative Use of the Travel Act in Healthcare Fraud Prosecutions

USA - May 22 2019 The US government continues its focus on healthcare fraud through criminal actions. It has demonstrated its willingness to pursue physicians and…

Supreme Court Expands Whistleblower Ability to Bring FCA Cases

USA - May 16 2019 The US Supreme Court issued its decision on May 13 in Cochise Consultancy v. United States ex rel Hunt, unanimously holding that the three-year…

Tele-Tuesday: A Closer Look at the Medicare Advantage Telehealth Flex Rule

USA - May 14 2019 CMS finalized a rule last month that will significantly expand access to telehealth services for patients in Medicare Advantage plans. Implementing…

DOJ’s False Claims Cooperation Credit: What’s It All About?

USA - May 8 2019 DOJ’s Enforcement Policy for the False Claims Act (FCA) has largely been static for 30 years or maybe since the forgotten 1998 Holder memo that set…

House Committee Approves Drug Price Transparency Legislation/Drug Sample Reporting Requirement Under Sunshine Act

USA - May 7 2019 Clearing the way for consideration by the US House of Representatives, the Ways and Means Committee has unanimously approved bipartisan legislation…