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HIMSS19 Kicks-Off Addressing Leading Topics in Healthcare Information Technology

USA - February 13 2019 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) kicked-off its annual global conference this week in Orlando, Florida, addressing…

HHS Proposes Rule to Eliminate Safe Harbor for PBM Drug Rebates

USA - February 11 2019 On February 6, 2019, the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (the “OIG”) published in the Federal…

Government Puts Electronic Health Records Companies “on Notice” of Vigorous False Claims Act Enforcement

USA - February 8 2019 Federal prosecutors announced yesterday the Government’s settlement with electronic health records (“EHR”) vendor Greenway Health, LLC (“Greenway”) of…

Compliance Risk Alert: Opioid Warning Letters issued by the U.S. Department of Justice Target Prescribers

USA - February 6 2019 U.S. Attorney’s Offices (“USAOs”) across the country are issuing warning letters to physicians and other prescribers (collectively, “Prescribers”)…

Third Circuit Rejects State’s Bid for Attorney’s Fees in Hospital Merger Dispute

USA - February 1 2019 On January 23, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ("Third Circuit") issued an opinion denying the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania the…

The Synaptic Health Alliance: A Look at how Blockchain Technology Could Improve Provider Data Quality

USA - January 31 2019 In 2018, five major healthcare companies - Humana, MultiPlan, Optum, Quest Diagnostics, and UnitedHealthcare - formed the Synaptic Health Alliance…

TRICARE: Defense Health Agency Issues Request for Information Regarding Formulary Management - Submission Deadline: February 5, 2019

USA - January 25 2019 The Defense Health Agency (DHA), which manages the TRICARE health care benefits, has issued a Request for Information (RFI) regarding inpatient-clinic…

California AG Aims to Block County’s Purchase of Two San Jose-Area Hospitals

USA - January 18 2019 On January 9, 2019, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California -…

340B Drug Pricing Program Litigation Update: Court Rejects CMS Drug Pricing Cuts

USA - January 14 2019 On December 27, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion that ruled against the Trump Administration in its plan…

Day 3 Notes from the 2019 JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

USA - January 10 2019 The 2019 JP Morgan Healthcare Conference did not see multiple blockbuster announcements like in some earlier years but instead showcased an industry…