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A new twist on sunshine: Disclosures may also fall under state consumer fraud statutes

August 21, 2013
Most physicians are aware of the obligations that drug and device manufacturers have to disclose to CMS their financial relationships with physicians…
Health Law News From Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Quality, access or efficiency? Proposals to fix SGR attempt to meet all three goals

August 19, 2013
For two parties that rarely agree on anything, Republicans and Democrats from both houses of Congress have found common ground on one issue…
Health Law News From Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

‘Sunshine Act’ data collection begins now: Important questions for physicians to consider

August 13, 2013
After several months of anticipation and expectation, the Affordable Care Act’s physician payment reporting rules went into full effect on Aug…
Health Law News From Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Release of Medicare physician payment data: The sun may be shining brighter than you thought

July 2, 2013
Earlier this year, CMS released regulations implementing the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, a provision of the health care reform legislation that…
Health Law News From Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

BLOG: HHS launches consumer-focused health insurance exchanges website, call center

June 25, 2013
Department of Health and Human Services unveiled a consumer-focused version of the HealthCare.gov website and launched a toll-free 24-hour consumer…
Health Law News From Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

BLOG: Supreme Court ‘pay-for-delay’ ruling hardly decides issue

June 21, 2013
On June 17, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in FTC v. Actavis, providing some clarity regarding the legal standard courts should apply to…
Health Law News From Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

BLOG: House Republicans now divided on ‘doc fix’ for SGR

May 30, 2013
In a surprising change of direction, Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released a draft bill to replace Medicare’s…
Health Law News From Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Momentum builds for repealing SGR; could ‘doc fix’ be next?

May 29, 2013
Since the late 1990s, Medicare payments to participating physicians have been linked to changes in the country’s gross domestic product through…
Health Law News From Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

BLOG: Inpatient admission or observation services: Do we finally have some clarity?

May 20, 2013
To the Medicare program, observation services include short-term treatment and assessment for the purpose of determining whether a beneficiary can be…
Health Law News From Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

BLOG: Loose lips sink practices? New financial incentives prod beneficiaries to report suspected Medicare fraud

May 17, 2013
If a recent proposal from CMS is implemented, Medicare beneficiaries or other individuals who provide tips about suspected fraud that lead to the…