The Open Payments program established by the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act) requires manufacturers of covered drugs, medical devices, biologicals, and medical supplies (applicable manufacturers) to report annually to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) certain payments and other transfers of value made in the previous calendar year to “covered recipients,” which currently are defined as US-licensed physicians and teaching hospitals. Applicable manufacturers and Group Purchasing Organizations also must report any ownership or investment interests held by physicians or members of their immediate family.
Legal Insights and Perspectives for the Healthcare Industry
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced more than $1.8 billion in funding to support the prevention and treatment of opioid addiction.
We hope you were able to join us for last month's Fast Break on the Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule. If not, you missed a great session featuring Eric Knickrehm discussing the important changes the proposed rule would have on Medicare Part B.
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has issued its much awaited decision in United States v. Aseracare, and for those who question how mere differences clinical opinion can ever support punitive False Claims Act (FCA) liability, it is especially informative.
We invite you to join us in Houston on September 12 for our Second Cup of Coffee breakfast series covering the latest legal developments in digital health and healthcare innovation.
In a superheated month of steamy weather and ovenlike temperatures, Health Law Scan turned up the cool with a bracing array of au courant blog posts in August. Beginning with an overview of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS’s) proposed price transparency program, we analyzed more than a dozen key proposals in the outpatient prospective payment and ambulatory surgical center payment systems 2020 rule and previewed a Fast Break webinar on updates to the physician fee schedule rule.
A final rule released by the US Department of Homeland Security will make it more difficult for foreign nationals who use public benefits to adjust or extend their immigration status in the United States based on their likelihood of becoming a “public charge” in the future.
In this LawFlash, our US labor/management relations team tracks new developments at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as 2019 progresses.
Please join us for our August 22 webinar, Fast Break: Physician Fee Schedule Update.
Proposed reforms to patent subject matter eligibility in the United States are once again making headlines. With advancements in medical device technologies and the increasing integration of software, patent eligibility considerations implicate a growing realm of medical devices.