Fast Break: Value-Based Care and Digital Health
Federal, state, and commercial payors are moving away from traditional fee-for-service models while embracing payment arrangements incentivizing lower costs and better quality healthcare. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services continues to promote value-based care methodologies and other payment models to refocus the Medicare landscape from volume to value.
Fast Break: Antitrust, M&A and Data Sharing Agreements
Data in healthcare comes in a variety of categories, including quality, utilization, and pricing, among others. While that data can give organizations a competitive advantage, e.g., in pricing and cost data, it can also create antitrust issues—especially when that data is shared by various market participants.
Fast Break: Data Sharing Agreements and Data Privacy
The importance of healthcare data has grown tremendously in recent years, as payors seek to control costs and providers and other companies use data to coordinate care and provide supplemental marketing efforts—all while patients try to maintain better control over their personal data.
Fast Break: Digital Health After Dobbs
The US Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has had a widespread impact on individuals and organizations. Healthcare companies, including those offering digital health services, face unique considerations and challenges in reaction to Dobbs.
Digital Health and Patient Care Management: RPM, CCM, and the Future of Healthcare
Please join partner Michele L. Buenafe and associate Jacob J. Harper for a discussion on the evolving world of virtual patient care engagement, including care management technologies. We will explore the use and reimbursement framework for remote physiologic monitoring (RPM) and chronic care management (CCM) codes, and how effective care management programs can reshape the patient care experience.
Fast Break: Risk Adjustment and Liability
In this month's Fast Break, Tesch Leigh West and Michelle M. Arra will join us for a discussion on the growing importance of risk adjustment in various health insurance programs and novel government theories of liability associated with risk adjustment reporting.
Fast Break: 2021 Year in Review
Over the course of the last year, our Fast Break series has tackled a wide variety of topics and we’re excited to wrap everything up in a bow with our last installment of the year.
Fast Break: Vaccine Mandates – Latest Developments and Best Practices
In this edition of Fast Break, Dan Kadish, a leader on Morgan Lewis's COVID-19 vaccine task force, will join us to discuss notable takeaways from the evolving legal guidance on vaccine mandates, vaccine booster updates, and practical tips and recommendations for companies considering whether or how to require vaccination of healthcare workers.
Fast Break: CMS Telehealth and RPM Updates
In this edition of Fast Break, we are delighted to have Director of Policy and External Affairs at the Center for Telehealth and eHealth Law (CTeL) Ben Steinhafel join us to explore the contours of the proposed rule as well as where CMS may go from here.
Fast Break: Fourth Circuit AKS Case Enforcement Analysis
In this month's installment of Fast Break, partners Katie McDermott and Howard Young will analyze the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit's recently affirmed $114 million judgment in United States v. Mallory, a protracted suit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act (FCA) against the owner of a specialty clinical laboratory and the individuals who led its sales operation.
Fast Break | Digital Health Update: What’s New in 2021
Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in digital health technologies has continued to increase, particularly for those technologies that have helped facilitate remote monitoring, telehealth, and other services intended to support COVID-19 efforts. In addition, FDA’s regulatory policies for digital health have continued to evolve.
Fast Break: Returning to Work
For our next Fast Break, Daniel Kadish, one of the leaders of Morgan Lewis's COVID-19 compliance and counseling team, will join us to discuss practical approaches to these workforce challenges, legal considerations under US law, and issues for healthcare providers to monitor as the vaccine rollout continues.
Fast Break: Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care
Powerfully illustrating the efforts of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to transform the US healthcare system to a value-based model, the Office of the Inspector General and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized rules that will alter critical healthcare fraud and abuse regulations to remove or diminish obstacles to value-based enterprises that meaningfully embrace patient care coordination.
Fast Break: Hot Topics in Healthcare M&A
Last year brought turbulence and uncertainty across the healthcare industry. As we look to the future of healthcare transactions, there are a number of market trends to consider. Please join us for our next Fast Break webinar, where we will discuss healthcare M&A hot topics, including COVID-19’s impact on the healthcare M&A market.
Fast Break: Elective Procedures
Join us for our next Fast Break session as we discuss the legal effects of federal guidance and state executive orders regarding the provision of elective procedures and surgeries during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Fast Break: COVID-19
Join us for a special Fast Break session on April 2 as we discuss the legal ramification of these changes and how they are being implemented by the healthcare industry.
Fast Break: Labor Issues In The Healthcare Industry
Healthcare providers and other industry stakeholders are some of the largest employers in their areas. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made several labor law changes at the end of 2019 with plans for more to come in 2020, which can impact how healthcare providers interact with their staff.
Fast Break: Allina
To kick off the new year, Greg Etzel will join us to further discuss Allina decision and the impact of this important decision on the healthcare industry.
Fast Break: Regulatory Sprint Part 2
In Part 2 of our Fast Break series on the OIG and CMS proposed value-based arrangements, we continue our focus on the “Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care" initiative with a look at the OIG’s proposed rule on the AKS and beneficiary inducement CMPs.
Fast Break: Physician Fee Schedule Update
This year’s annual rulemaking for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule is officially underway following the publication of the proposed rule on July 29, 2019. The calendar year (CY) 2020 proposed rule includes a number of significant proposals that would incorporate several coding changes, implement new statutory requirements related to treatment of substance abuse disorders, and further reduce administrative burden on practitioners.
Fast Break: FCA Hardball
The US Supreme Court's recent decision in Cochise and new US Department of Justice (DOJ) enforcement policies have prompted many organizations to reassess the scope of the False Claims Act (FCA) and their organization's individual exposure risk.
Fast Break: DOJ Compliance Guidance
This month, we're bringing you a very special Fast Break Live. This session will feature a live video broadcast as we sit down with Jonelle Saunders, a healthcare fraud and compliance lawyer, to discuss recent updates to the US Department of Justice's corporate compliance guidance.
Fast Break: Health Tech Startups
On our next Fast Break, we'll discuss some things to keep in mind in relation to health tech startups, whether you're trying to secure additional funding or looking to make an investment in the healthcare space.
Fast Break: GDPR
In our next Fast Break webinar, we’ll discuss the importance of GDPR, its applicability to United States entities, and best ways to achieve compliance with its mandates.
Fast Break: 2019 OPPS Rule
The ink has barely dried on the final hospital outpatient department prospective payment system rule, and yet there is already litigation calling into question whether this rule will remain.
Fast Break: Holiday Gifts
Join us for our next Fast Break to discuss some of the ways that healthcare entities can avoid or mitigate potential liability while embracing the holiday spirit.
Epic Systems vs. #MeToo: What Now?
On one hand, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the use of mandatory arbitration clauses with class action waivers in Epic Systems. On the other, #MeToo has spurred a public backlash and burgeoning federal and state laws take aim at mandatory arbitration.
Fast Break: Self-Disclosures
"Oops." It's the word all GCs and compliance officers dread. Mistakes happen, but knowing how to appropriately address and resolve issues of potential non-compliance can avoid making a difficult situation worse.
Fast Break: Healthcare Blockchain
Blockchain is creating a buzz in healthcare for its potential to revolutionize patient records, medical data, medical billing, and wearable device use. So what exactly is this technology? Please join us for the March installment of our Fast Break webinar series to decode the hype and learn the basics of blockchain-based technology and its potential practical applications in healthcare.
Fast Break: Handling Sensitive Patient Records
Hospitals and healthcare practitioners recognize that HIPAA compliance is a crucial aspect of modern clinical practice. But there are a number of federal and state laws in addition to HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules that may apply to healthcare providers and their patients’ medical records. Often situational, these laws are typically less well-known but equally important. Please join us for the February installment of Fast Break to learn more about these privacy laws.
Fast Break: Congress and Healthcare
Please join us for our next Fast Break with Susan Feigin Harris and Kathleen Rubinstein as we kick off the new year with a breakdown of recent policy actions taken by Congress and their impact on healthcare providers.
Fast Break: Changes in Washington – Impact on FDA and Medical Devices
Our next Fast Break webinar will explore the effects of recent changes in Washington on the Food and Drug Administration and its regulatory authorities, with a focus on how the new US presidential administration and recently enacted and pending legislation could substantially impact the regulatory environment for medical devices.
Fast Break: E/M Coding
For compliance and legal professionals, medical reimbursement coding may seem like a complex, impenetrable system. Yet this system is relatively easy to master, and it is important to understand how it works in a variety of healthcare settings. While you may be familiar with Level 4s or even the difference between new and established patients, join our next Fast Break webinar for an in-depth discussion on evaluation and management (E/M) coding, where we will assess what goes into a code and the most common E/M risk areas providers face.
Fast Break: 21st Century Cures
Join us for our monthly Fast Break webinar series as we discuss the major provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act. The new law, which garnered significant bipartisan support, creates new approaches for FDA to approve drug products, including personalized and regenerative medicine therapies, and makes important updates to Medicare and Medicaid. We will discuss these significant changes as well as the practical effects the healthcare industry will see as a result of this legislation.
Fast Break: MACRA
Our next installment of the Fast Break Webinar Series will focus on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), the groundbreaking legislation passed in 2015 that significantly changes the way Medicare pays for physician services.
Fast Break: Healthcare Investments
Join us for the second installment of our Fast Break Webinar Series, which explores important developments and trends in the healthcare industry. This time, we focus on healthcare investment. Healthcare mergers and acquisitions are at an all-time high and show no sign of slowing down. As a result, many sectors in healthcare are hot areas for investments.