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New and improved proposed national coverage determination on screening for lung cancer with low dose CT

USA - November 22 2021 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing significant and important modifications to its National Coverage Determination…

SCOTUS to examine “good faith” defense in criminal opioid prescription cases

USA - November 10 2021 On Nov. 5, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court consolidated and granted certiorari to a pair of cases involving physicians who were criminally prosecuted…

CMS issues interim final rule on SARS-CoV-2 vaccination for health care workers

USA - November 5 2021 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published an interim final rule that changed the conditions of participation in Medicare and…

HHS-OIG approves uniform chiropractic discount program for federal beneficiaries

USA - October 27 2021 Andrew and Quynh are law clerks at the firm and their work is supervised by licensed attorneys. Their admission to - respectively - the Washington, D…

HHS-OIG approves uniform chiropractic discount program for federal beneficiaries

USA - October 27 2021 On October 4, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a favorable advisory opinion on a proposal by…

FDA codifies requirements for the medical device De Novo classification process

USA - October 14 2021 On October 5, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) published a final rule to establish requirements for the medical device De Novo…

FTC warns non-HIPAA covered entities to comply with Health Breach Notification Rule

USA - September 28 2021 In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, the privacy and security of personal information is a significant concern. Applications and…

Biden administration looks to centralize pandemic response in preparedness plan

USA - September 21 2021 In a report released on September 2, 2021 the Biden administration announced its plan to help prepare the nation for future pandemic threats. In the…

DOJ revises approach to publication and enforcement of guidance documents

USA - September 15 2021 On July 1, 2021, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a memorandum signed by Attorney General Merrick Garland regarding the issuance and use of…

Seventh Circuit Adopts Safeco Objective Reasonableness Standard in the Context of False Claims Act Cases

USA - September 7 2021 On August 12, 2021, the Seventh Circuit joined the Third, Eighth, Ninth, and D.C. Circuits in holding that the “objective reasonableness” standard…