On May 8, 2013, the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General issued a "Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs" ("2013 Bulletin").
A discussion which looks at the passing of legislation mandating that a certain number of nurses be staffed for every patient, in a number of U.S. states.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services temporarily delayed the implementation of edits relating to ordering/referring practitioners that were scheduled to go into effect May 1, 2013, and issued a proposed rule with revisions to its enrollment regulations.
The Internal Revenue Service has recently officially issued the proposed regulations addressing the requirement under Section 501(r)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that tax-exempt hospitals conduct community health needs assessments.
A discussion on a case which illustrates the potential value of pursuing a variety of claims that focus on different aspects of the same invention.
The FDA recently issued a proposed rule to allow the use of stand-alone symbols on the labels of medical devices.
On May 6, 2013, CMS published a proposed rule to update Medicare skilled nursing facility PPS rates for FY 2014 and make other updates to SNF reimbursement policy.
This week we celebrate National Nurses Week.
A summary of the most recent health care reform implementation updates.
On April 17, 2013, the Office of Inspector General ("OIG") of the United States Department of Health and Human Services released a revised Self-Disclosure Protocol that updates previous guidance for how health care providers can voluntarily disclose and resolve instances of potential fraud involving Federal health care programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.
A list of the most recent healthcare updates.
Graduate medical education programs and residents should be getting used to change by now.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have recently released its proposed rule implementing fiscal year 2014 Medicare payment rates and policies.
Mobile health medical app developers, including health information technology and telemedicine app developers, tend to focus on FDA requirements.
Draft legislation introduced by the chairman and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions aims to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to grant the Food and Drug Administration authority to oversee certain compounding entities, namely, newly-defined "Compounding Manufacturers."
The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services has recently issued an updated Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have recently released a proposed rule.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Public Health Council approved, by unanimous vote, final regulations for the implementation of the medical marijuana ballot initiative law.
The Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission have the health care industry on their radar screens for FCPA enforcement.
A discussion on the topic of challenging a patent under 35 USC § 112, second paragraph, in the light of a recent Federal Circuit finding.