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Commissioner Chopra Releases Statement on Private Equity Physician Practice Roll-Ups with FTC/DOJ HSR Annual Report

USA - July 10 2020 On Wednesday, an FTC Commissioner used the occasion of a routine report to Congress to send a warning shot to private equity firms, especially those…

COVID-19 Relief Programs: Recent Criminal Enforcement and Anticipated Trends

USA - July 9 2020 Leading up to a webinar on July 15, 2020, we are publishing a blog series covering the risks of enforcement against companies that received COVID-19…

OIG Approves Discount Medical Plan Referral Arrangement

USA - July 6 2020 On June 26, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued Advisory Opinion No. 20-03 approving the payment…

COVID-19 Relief Programs: The Anticipated Wave of False Claims Act Cases and Oversight Agency Enforcement Activities

USA - July 2 2020 Leading up to a webinar on July 15, 2020, we are publishing a blog series covering the risks of enforcement against companies that received COVID-19…

Massachusetts Adopts Permanent Telehealth Policy for the First Time

USA - July 1 2020 Last Thursday, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine (BORIM) approved its first permanent telehealth policy. The Board's policy provides…

CMS Proposes Rule to Pave the Way for Value-Based Drug Purchasing

USA - June 26 2020 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken another step to further the adoption of value-based purchasing within the health care…

DOJ Announces Another Increase to Already-High False Claims Act Penalties

USA - June 26 2020 Last Friday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced another increase to civil monetary penalties assessed under the False Claims Act (FCA), among…

Senate HELP Committee Signals Support for Permanently Expanding Telehealth Access

USA - June 24 2020 Earlier this month, we wrote about what the future of telehealth might look like in a post-COVID-19 world. In that post, we referenced comments made…

Update on FDA’s Comprehensive Regenerative Medicine Framework: Looming November 2020 Deadline Preceded by a Flurry of Letters from CBER and a New JAMA Editorial

USA - June 23 2020 As we discussed in our last update on the Food and Drug Administration’s Comprehensive Regenerative Medicine Policy Framework back in December 2019…

COVID-19 Relief Programs: Mitigating and Responding To Enforcement Risk

USA - June 22 2020 Since the early days of the pandemic, Mintz’s COVID-19 Compliance & Enforcement Defense Task Force has closely monitored and advised clients on the…