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Arent Fox LLP | USA | 13 Sep 2016

Needing to Adjust: DOJ and HHS Announce Steep Increases to FCA, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and EMTALA Penalties

Life science companies, health care providers, and government contractors will be at risk for significantly larger penalties due to substantial


Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP | USA | 5 Aug 2016

Attention Plan Sponsors: The Cost of Non-Compliance Just Went Up

Ensuring that your employee benefits plans comply with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) just became more important. That


Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP | USA | 28 Jul 2016

HIPAA Privacy and Security: Not Just for Healthcare Providers

HIPAA regulations don’t just impact doctors and health plans. Lawyers, Certified Public Accountants, billing companies, and other third-party vendors


Modrall Sperling | USA | 26 Apr 2016

HIPAA for New Mexico Covered Entity Employers: Avoiding Penalties

The complexity of the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPPA) makes it difficult for well- intentioned employers to ensure compliance


Littler Mendelson PC | USA | 29 Oct 2012

Fewer employers are offering retiree health benefits, report finds

The number of employers that provide health benefits to retirees has dwindled significantly over the past 15 years, according to a recent report issued by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).


Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 8 Nov 2011

HIPAAHITECH update: the waiting is the hardest part

As we approach the three-year mark since the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), and still do not have most of the regulations implementing the privacy and security provisions of this law, the simple passage of time by itself is creating confusion and ambiguity in the health care industry.


McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 14 Oct 2011

OCR’s proposed revisions to accounting for disclosures standard produces strong opposition from many covered entities

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is reviewing comments submitted by interested parties to OCR’s proposed rule (Proposed Rule) to implement a provision of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) that expands the accounting for disclosures standard under the privacy standards (Privacy Standards) adopted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).


McDermott Will & Emery | Italy | 11 Oct 2011

Health care insurance companies in Italy fined over 13 million for anti-competitive behaviour

The Italian Competition Authority has found that four health care insurance providersHDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG, Faro Compagnia di Assicurazioni e riassicurazioni S.p.a., Navale Assicurazioni, and Primogest (a multi-firm agency)participated in anti-competitive behaviour between 2003 and 2008.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 13 Sep 2011

New accounting guidance will affect health insurers subject to federal fee under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

In July 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2011-06.


Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | 7 Sep 2011

District court properly refused to impose statutory penalties for late COBRA notice where there was no prejudice or bad faith

St. Vincent Health operates a number of hospitals and health care facilities in central Indiana and employs thousands of people.

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