Earlier this year a federal rule was implemented to impose stiffer penalties on hospitals that conceal the costs of services and procedures. The mandate for pricing transparency is being exercised through the imposition of harsher monetary penalties... Read More
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On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order (EO) containing 72 directives to more than a dozen federal agencies, many of which have broad implications for healthcare. Specifically targeted are healthcare competition, hospital mergers,... Read More
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A recent settlement highlights the potential perils associated with hospitals’ employment of physicians, where excessive compensation to physicians is deemed to be a reward for referrals in violation of Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”)... Read More
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Self-regulation by the medical profession is separate and distinct from the conventional rules exercised by the judicial system. Peer review and disciplinary matters are generally heard before the Medical Executive Committee (“MEC”) at Hospitals... Read More
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On Wednesday, October 28, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”) and the FBI announced an “increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.” Preliminary news reports have identified... Read More
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A drug pricing program authorized under a 1992 amendment to the Public Health Service Act (Pub. L. 102-585 (1992); 42 U.S.C. § 256b), named 340B, requires drug manufacturers, in exchange for having its drugs covered by Medicaid, to sell outpatient... Read More
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In the wake of the novel Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), hospitals and various other healthcare organizations right down to states and municipalities are scrambling to maintain sufficient inventory of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for their... Read More
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