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HHS Addresses Federal Court Invalidation of Certain Provisions of the HIPAA rule Relating to the Third-Party Requests for Patient Records

USA - February 11 2020 On January 28, 2020, the Department of Health & Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) addressed a Federal Court’s January 23rd…

Data Privacy: What to Watch in 2020

USA - January 27 2020 January 28th marks Data Privacy Day which commemorates the signing of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic…

DOJ False Claims Act Recoveries FY 2019: Total Collections Rise - Almost 90 Percent Relate to Health Care

USA - January 10 2020 Through a January 9, 2020, press release, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) reported more than $3 billion in total recoveries from settlements and…

7 Hot Health Care Industry Sectors for Investment, Growth & Consolidation in 2020

USA - January 9 2020 Based on their extensive experience advising health care industry clients, Epstein Becker Green attorneys and strategic advisors from EBG Advisors…

After Decades of Broad Enforcement Discretion, FDA Signals New Approach to Homeopathic Drugs

USA - December 3 2019 Two announcements made by FDA in late October signal a marked change to FDA’s regulatory approach to “homeopathic” drugs. On October 25, 2019, FDA…

New Program Integrity Rule Expanding Medicare Revocation and Denial Authorities Takes Effect Today

USA - November 4 2019 Today, a final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) establishing new enforcement initiatives aimed at removing and…

CMS’s Request for Information Provides Additional Signal That AI Will Revolutionize Healthcare

USA - October 28 2019 On October 22, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a Request for Information (“RFI”) to obtain input on how CMS can…

Arrangements, Exceptions, and Modifications - OIG and CMS Challenge the Status Quo

USA - October 9 2019 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued their…

The FDA Looks Inward as It Tackles Interoperability

USA - September 13 2019 Interoperability and Patient Access to data has been pushed to the forefront as a primary concern for the health industry. This is largely due to…

OIG Approves Per-Click Fee Arrangement for Online Healthcare Directory

USA - September 12 2019 On September 10, 2019, the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (“OIG”) published Advisory Opinion 19-04. In…