Recent News and Industry Developments

SCOTUS Decision in Escobar has Major Implications for Health Care Providers
Advisories | SCOTUS Decision in Escobar has Major Implications for Health Care Providers

June 16, 2016 In a unanimous decision released today in Universal Health Services v. United States ex rel. Escobar, the Supreme Court held that the implied certification theory can be… Read more »

OIG Mid-Year Update to FY2016 Work Plan
Advisories | OIG Mid-Year Update to FY2016 Work Plan

June 16, 2016 On June 8, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released its Mid-Year Update to the Fiscal Year (“FY”) 2016… Read more »

Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict
Verdicts | Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict

After a three-day trial, Rich Nagle and Tracie Dorfman obtained a defense verdict. On May 16, 2014, the defendant general surgeon performed a robotic-assisted laparoscopic repair of the plaintiff’s umbilical… Read more »

New Discrimination Protections: Implications for Healthcare Providers on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act
Advisories | New Discrimination Protections: Implications for Healthcare Providers on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

June 13, 2016 On May 13, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010.… Read more »

PLRB Adjusters Conference 2016
Events | PLRB Adjusters Conference 2016

John Mumford will be presenting Multiple Claimants and Insufficient Policy Limits – What’s An Insurer To Do at the 2016 Property and Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) Adjusters Conference. June 21-22,… Read more »

Proposed Bill Provides Potential Relief for Some Provider-Based Departments
Advisories | Proposed Bill Provides Potential Relief for Some Provider-Based Departments

May 26, 2016 A bill introduced in the House last week—H.R. 5273, the Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act of 2016 (HHIPCA)—would expand grandfathering to some provider-based departments affected by… Read more »

New FLSA Regulations Likely to Make Millions of Additional American Workers Eligible for Overtime Compensation
Advisories | New FLSA Regulations Likely to Make Millions of Additional American Workers Eligible for Overtime Compensation

May 19, 2016 Earlier this week, the Obama Administration issued its long-awaited changes to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that an additional… Read more »

False Claims Act Penalties to Double in 2016
Advisories | False Claims Act Penalties to Double in 2016

May 9, 2016 On May 2, 2016, the Railroad Retirement Board published an interim final rule that would double penalties under the False Claims Act in 2016. The news from… Read more »

Update of Fire Protection Guidelines for Certain Health Facilities: CMS Publishes Final Rule on Fire Safety Requirements
Advisories | Update of Fire Protection Guidelines for Certain Health Facilities: CMS Publishes Final Rule on Fire Safety Requirements

May 4, 2016 On May 3, 2016, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a final rule, updating the fire protection guidelines for several types of health care… Read more »

Proposed MACRA Rule Outlines MIPS Structure, Sets High Bar for Advanced Alternative Payment Models
Advisories | Proposed MACRA Rule Outlines MIPS Structure, Sets High Bar for Advanced Alternative Payment Models

May 3, 2016 On April 27, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released the highly anticipated proposed rule that would implement major provisions of the Medicare Access… Read more »

The Final 60-Day Rule is Here: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know
Articles | The Final 60-Day Rule is Here: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know

The healthcare industry has been waiting for almost six years to receive final guidance on the “60-day” rule provisions of the Affordable Care Act. On February 12, 2016, the Centers… Read more »

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