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2015: Issue 15 - Focus on Antitrust

  • Federal Trade Commission Guidance Addresses Stand-alone Claims of Unfair Competition Under Section 5 of the FTC Act
  • Antitrust Enforcement Agencies Release Annual Report Summarizing 2014 Merger Enforcement Activity Under Hart-Scott-Rodino
  • OIG Approves Limited, Free Drug Program

Payment Matters >
August 20, 2015

  • CMS Issues FY 2016 Final Inpatient and Long-Term Care Hospital Rule
  • Home Health, CY 2016 Proposed Rule: Emphasis on Value-Based Purchasing
  • CMS's "At a Collection Agency" Bad Debt Policy - Confusion Continues

Construction OberView >
August 2015

  • Construction Industry Listed as a Top Priority for Misclassification Audits
  • American Arbitration Association Revises Construction Industry Rules and Mediation Procedures
  • PODCAST: Social Media in the Workplace

Health Law Alert >
2015: Issue 14

  • King v. Burwell: An Interchangeable Exchange
  • District Court Issues First Decision Interpreting ACA's 60-day Rule
  • Open Payments Update: End of CME Exception for Sunshine Reporting
  • OIG Approves Another Medigap-Preferred Hospital Networks Arrangement
  • OIG Issues Favorable Advisory Opinion Regarding Employee Lease Arrangement Between Related Entities

Payment Matters >
July 23, 2015

  • Key Ingredients of CMS' Proposed Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model
  • CMS Proposes Limited Exception to Two-Midnight Rule and QIO Review of Short Stays
  • CMS Issues CY 2016 Proposed Rule for OPPS, ASC Payment Systems and Quality Reporting

Health Law Alert >
2015: Issue 13 - Focus on White Collar

  • Criminal Prosecutions of Health Care Fraud: The Stakes Continue to Rise for Individual Providers
  • Provider Fights Back Against Whistleblower's Taking of Provider's Documents
  • Stark Litigation: The Tuomey Saga Draws to a Close
  • OSHA Stepping Up Scrutiny of Hospitals and Inpatient Health Care Facilities

Health Law Alert >
2015: Issue 12

  • Again, the OIG Approves a Medigap Policy Contract with Preferred Hospital Networks

Payment Matters >
June 26, 2015

  • It's Time to Bill Medicare: Do You Know Where Your Physicians Are?
  • CMS Pays $1.3 Billion to Hospitals for Settlements of Medicare Inpatient Appeals

Health Law Alert >
2015: Issue 11 - Focus on Fraud and Abuse

  • OIG Fraud Alert Serves as Stern Warning to Physicians Regarding Compensation Arrangements
  • OIG Approves Charitable Organization's Patient Assistance Program
  • OIG Approves Subsidies to Medicare Beneficiaries Provided by a Clinical Research Study

Payment Matters >
May 29, 2015

  • Partial Victory for Hospitals in Medicare Outlier Challenge
  • MIPS: Moving Physician Payments Beyond the Sustainable Growth Rate?

Health Law Alert >
2015: Issue 9

  • Anatomy of a Provider-Merger Antitrust Challenge (Part 6)

Health Law Alert >
2015: Issue 8

  • Two Laboratories Settle Claims Regarding Specimen Processing Fees
  • Medigap Insurer's Contract with Preferred Hospital Network Approved (Yet Again)

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