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Justice Department Outlines Factors That May Lead to Dismissal of More False Claims Act Cases
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2018

An internal memo made public last month indicates that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) may be moving to dismiss more False Claims Act (FCA) cases

Holding a Mere Temporal Link Between Kickbacks and Medicare Claims Is Too Weakthe Third Circuit Says Goodbye to Relator's Case
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2018

Consistent with other recent decisions we have blogged about, the Third Circuit recently held in United States ex rel. Greenfield v. Medco Health

HHS details new settlement option for providers awaiting hearings at ALJ level
  • Buchalter
  • USA
  • January 22 2018

Beginning Feb. 5, home health agencies and other providers with a low volume of pending appeals at the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) level will have

Another Federal Court Holds Home Health Aides in NY are NOT Necessarily Entitled to Pay for Every Hour of a 24-Hour Shift, but that the DOL's Home Care Rule Took Effect on January 1, 2015
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • December 21 2017

A recent federal court decision has added to the confusion surrounding the application of the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) "home care" overtime

Technology and Trends in the Healthcare Industry, Part II: Answers on Independent Contractor Status for Healthcare Employers
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • December 21 2017

With the rise of apps and websites providing on-demand healthcare, there is little doubt that the use of independent contractors is a hot topic in

Medicare Home Health Payments to Drop by $80 Million under Final 2018 Rule
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • November 24 2017

The final CMS calendar year (CY) 2018 Medicare home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) rule cuts Medicare payments by 0.4 ($80 million) in

Top Five Labor Law Developments for October 2017
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • November 15 2017

Home health aides who successfully objected to the collection of “fair share” fees without their consent may not proceed as a class, a panel of the U

Emergency New York Department of Labor Amendment Attempts to Clarify Pay Requirements for Home Health Care Workers
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • November 10 2017

The home health care industry has been buffeted in the past year by almost constant winds of change and conflicting guidance. Home health care

Frighteningly Large Settlement for Hospice Provider Whose Patients Lived
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • USA
  • November 3 2017

The day before Halloween, the DOJ announced that Chemed Corporation and its various subsidiaries have agreed to a $75 million settlement for

Losing Sleep Over Live-In Home Care Workers: NYSDOL Confirms "13 Hour Rule" in Response to New York State Appellate Court Rulings
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2017

The New York State Department of Labor issued a 90-day amendment to the Department of Labor Regulations to clarify that they should not be construed