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Will e-commerce portals replace the Federal Supply Schedules?

USA - December 19 2017 The General Services Administration estimates the size of the federal market for commercial products to be about $50 billion a year. Manufacturers and…

NLRB Overturns Pro-Union Precedent Governing Employee Handbooks and Joint Employers

USA - December 19 2017 On December 14, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or the “Board”) overruled Obama-era precedent involving two highly controversial…

OIG Rescinds Favorable Advisory Opinion for Patient Assistance Charity, Caring Voice Coalition

USA - December 4 2017 The Inspector General took an unprecedented step Tuesday, rescinding a favorable Advisory Opinion first issued in 2006 that had provided assurances to…

IRS Issues New Statement Regarding Health Care Reporting Requirements

USA - October 19 2017 On October 17, 2017, the IRS announced that it will not accept electronically filed tax returns for the year 2017 (to be filed in 2018) that fail to…

Yet Another Arbitration Case Before the U.S. Supreme Court Healthcare Providers Should Watch

USA - October 12 2017 Mere months after the Kindred Healthcare decision enforcing an arbitration agreement between a nursing home and holders of a late resident’s…

Decision by Eighth Circuit Panel Clarifies States’ Ability to Impose FAPE Requirements

USA - September 14 2017 On Wednesday, July 13, 2017, a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (the “Eighth Circuit”) made a significant…

Lookback Periods for Medicaid Overpayments

USA - September 13 2017 The 60-day repayment rule was implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) effective March 14, 2016 to clarify Medicare…

CMS Grants Providers Compliance Flexibility in Areas Affected by Hurricane Harvey or Irma

USA - September 5 2017 Hurricane Harvey. On August 26, 2017, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a waiver of certain compliance requirements, retroactive…

CMS Proposes Drastic Reduction to Medicare Part B Reimbursement of 340B Drugs

USA - July 18 2017 On July 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) put out its 2018 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed…

Texas Legislature Gives Telehealth a Call Back

USA - July 17 2017 On May 27, 2017 the Texas Governor signed SB 1107 into law, making certain telehealth arrangements possible after the Texas Medical Board imposed…