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EU’s Highest Court Issues Advisory Opinion Supporting Exemption of Directed Mutagenesis Products From GMO Regulation
  • Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • USA, European Union
  • February 23 2018

In a case with wide-reaching implications for the European Union’s (EU) regulation of products developed using CRISPRCas9 and other targeted

Competition Commission suspends advisory opinion service
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • February 7 2018

The Commission, as part of its advocacy function, had provided a (non-binding) advisory opinion service, at the request of parties, to offer guidance

OIG Offers Additional Guidance on Gainsharing Arrangement in Advisory Opinion 17-09
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • February 1 2018

A non-profit acute care hospital may share cost savings for certain spinal surgeries with neurosurgeons in a multi-specialty physician group following

Cryptocurrency 2018: When The Law Catches Up With Game-Changing Technology
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • January 30 2018

Blockchain technology and the virtual currency, or cryptocurrency, that uses this technology are revolutionizing the way businesses function and

The Department of Labor’s Proposed Association Health Plan Regulation: Who Wins, Who Loses?
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 22 2018

In last week’s post we explained the changes made by a newly proposed Department of Labor regulation, the purpose of which is make it easier for small

HHS-OIG Issues Favorable Opinion on Gainsharing Arrangement
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2018

On Jan. 5, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) published a favorable advisory opinion regarding a

OIG Permits Drug Companies To Provide Free Medications in Limited Circumstances to Patients for 2018 Following Advisory Opinion Rescission
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2018

As we discussed last month, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) rescinded Advisory Opinion 06-04 (Opinion 06-04), provided to a nonprofit

OIG Reaffirms Permissibility of Certain Gainsharing Arrangements
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 10 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has issued an Advisory Opinion (Opinion) in connection with a

OIG Rescinds Advisory Opinion
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2018

Health care providers have come to reply on the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Advisory Opinions (AO) as regulatory guidance. For the first

OIG Allows Nursing Facility Discounts to Insurers
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • December 22 2017

The HHS Office of Inspector General allows nursing facilities to give discounts to private insurers. OIG Advisory Opinion 17-08 describes a startup