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Adopting A Naloxone In The Workplace Program: What Employers Need To Know
These days it seems like almost every American has either been directly impacted by the increase in opioid-related deaths or knows someone who has.
United States
22 Aug 2019
CMS Issues Final Rule On Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements With Long-Term Care Facilities
On July 18, 2019, CMS published a rule that finalized certain requirements for long-term care ("LTC") facilities using pre-dispute arbitration agreements with residents.
United States
13 Aug 2019
Credit For Cooperation: What You Need To Know About The DOJ's New Guidelines For FCA Investigations
In May 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") issued new guidelines regarding cooperation and remedial efforts with False Claims Act ("FCA") investigations.
United States
8 Aug 2019
OCR Reminds Business Associates Of Direct Liability For Noncompliance With HIPAA Rules
The HHS Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") recently issued a new fact sheet ("Fact Sheet") addressing direct liability of business associates for violations of the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules.
United States
18 Jun 2019
CMS Draft Guidance On Co-Location Arrangements: What Hospitals And Health Care Entities Need To Know
Many hospitals share space with other providers. Previously, CMS' guidance on the permissibility of such arrangements was informal and could vary by Regional Office.
United States
13 Jun 2019
New Law Expands Kickback Liability For Laboratories, Recovery Homes, And Clinical Treatment Facilities
Clinical laboratories, recovery homes, and clinical treatment facilities should take note of a new law that expands kickback liability to non-governmental payors.
United States
20 May 2019
Missouri DHSS Releases Proposed Rules For Medical Cannabis Cultivation Facilities
On March 15, 2019, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services ("DHSS") released its proposed rules in connection with medical cannabis cultivation facilities.
United States
17 Apr 2019
Seed To Sale: Missouri DHSS Releases Proposed Rules For Dispensaries
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services ("DHSS") released proposed rules regarding medical cannabis facilities on March 15, 2019.
United States
8 Apr 2019
CMS Provides More Hints At Future Stark Law Modifications
After years of provider feedback, this month CMS provided another indication that potentially significant modifications to the Stark Law are looming.
United States
4 Apr 2019
Highlights From The Missouri Department Of Health's First Medical Cannabis Forum
On February 13, 2019, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) held a forum to receive suggestions regarding the drafting of preliminary regulations governing medical cannabis
United States
6 Mar 2019
HIPAA Breach Notification Deadline Is March 1
Did your organization discover a HIPAA breach in 2018 that affected fewer than 500 people?
United States
18 Feb 2019
Health Care Hot Topics For 2019
The end of 2018 saw major developments in some of health care's key areas, from cybersecurity to medical cannabis.
United States
5 Feb 2019
HHS Issues Voluntary Health Care Cybersecurity Guidelines
On December 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") published the "Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP): Managing Threats and Protecting Patients".
United States
23 Jan 2019
OCR Seeks Public Input On Potential Modifications To The HIPAA Rules
On December 14, 2018, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks public input on how the agency might modify the HIPAA Privacy,
United States
9 Jan 2019
FDA Puts Liquid Nitrogen Use On Ice In New Food Code Interpretation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took an unusual step on October 31 by issuing an interpretation of the Food Code regarding the use of liquid nitrogen and dry ice in preparation
United States
7 Nov 2018
Missouri's 2018 Medical Cannabis Initiatives: Part 2 – Business
There are three initiatives on Missouri's November 6, 2018, ballot that seek to make medical cannabis legal under Missouri state law.
United States
7 Nov 2018
7 Facts Employers And Employees Should Know About HIPAA And The Opioid Crisis
The opioid crisis in our country has left parents and other family members frantically seeking health information about loved ones in the grips of addiction and health care providers searching for ways...
United States
26 Sep 2018
Making Sense Of California's Ban On Industrial Hemp In Food Products
On July 6, 2018, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Food and Drug Branch (FDB) published an FAQ introducing new guidance regarding the usage of cannabidiol (CBD) oil
United States
20 Aug 2018
DOJ Continues To Investigate, Seek Recoveries Over Compounding Pharmacy Fraud
As those in the health care industry are well aware, the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services, along with their state and federal law enforcement partners,
United States
15 Aug 2018
CMS Seeks Public Comment On Potential Stark Law Modifications
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public comments on the regulatory burdens ...
United States
8 Aug 2018
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