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HIPAA and COVID-19 Vaccination Status: The Office of Civil Rights Issues Workplace Guidance

USA - October 13 2021 On September 30, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) released guidance (the “Guidance”)…

What Price Transparency?: California SB 650 Shines Light on Skilled Nursing Facility Ownership while creating New Reporting Burdens for California Skilled Nursing Facilities

USA - October 7 2021 On October 4, 2021, the California Senate Bill 650 (“SB 650”), also known as the Corporate Transparency in Elder Care Act of 2021, was signed by…

New California Law Imposes Moratorium on New Hospice Licenses

USA - October 6 2021 On October 4, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed California bill SB-664 “Hospice licensure: moratorium on new licenses” (the “Bill”) into…

Trends in Digital Health Funding and Transactions: A Tremendous Year So Far

USA - September 30 2021 As the world continues to shift and adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the digital health sector has experienced tremendous growth and the…

Elijah E. Cummins Lower Drug Costs Now Act: The Long and Winding Road to Drug Pricing Reform

USA - September 22 2021 As reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-6) on April 22, 2021 after originally being introduced on…

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Potential Impact on Healthcare Policy and Spending

USA - August 24 2021 On August 10, 2021, the Senate passed H.R. 3684, a roughly $1 trillion Infrastructure Bill (the “Infrastructure Bill”) that authorizes funds for…

Federal Government Announces Enforcement Discretion, Deferral For Certain Price Disclosures And Future Rulemakings

USA - August 24 2021 Health plans and issuers racing to implement overlapping price transparency and disclosure requirements in response to the Transparency in Coverage…

Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy: The Biden Administration Considers Drug Pricing Strategies While Keeping the “Most Favored Nations” Drug Reimbursement Program on the Sidelines

USA - August 20 2021 On August 10, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (“CMS”) published a proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”) to rescind the Most Favored Nation…

Physician Group Practices Take Heed - January 1, 2022 Deadline Approaches for Compliance with CMS’ Recent Changes to Permissible “Group Practice” Compensation Methodologies

USA - August 12 2021 CMS’ most recent Stark Law rulemaking includes important changes to the rules that allow physician practices to satisfy the definition of “Group…

California issues new health facility breach reporting requirements

USA - August 2 2021 On July 1, 2021, the California Department of Public Health ("CDPH") issued new regulations (the "Regulations") effective immediately that more…