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Legal Insights and Perspectives for the Healthcare Industry

In a month of short winter days, blustery weather, and Siberian-like temperatures, Health Law Scan upped the thermostat in January beginning with an important analysis of the Texas v. Azar decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. We followed this with a collection of super-heated posts on the FY 2020 Appropriations Act, the DOJ’s $2.6 billion in False Claims Act (FCA) recoveries, MedPAC’s recommendations for payment reductions for hospice and home health, and foreign investment in the healthcare industry under the FIRRMA final rule. In between curling practice and drinking hot chocolate, we detailed a number of important immigration developments including the decision to lift the injunction on the Public Charge rule by the US Supreme Court, and key takeaways from the US v. AseraCare decision for FCA practitioners. As January tobogganed to an icy conclusion, we recapped a pair of Fast Break webinars addressing the Year in Review and the Allina decision, and compiled a list of our most popular blog posts of 2019. So if you happened to miss a blog post or two while searching the internet on how not to turn blue, we suggest you layer up, put another log on the fire, and catch up right here.