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Alert | Drug & Pharmacy Alert
Jun 5, 2014 | Department of Health and Human Services Issues Special Advisory Bulletin on Independent Charity Patient Assistance Programs
By Brian Dickerson The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued a Supplemental Special Advisory Bulletin concerning Independent Charity Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs). The Supplemental Bul...
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May 29, 2014 | Eleventh Circuit Opinion Extends Reach of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
By Brian E. Dickerson, Partner In a decision with broad implications for any company doing business overseas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has become the first U.S. appeals court to attempt to define the term “instrumentality...
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May 16, 2014 | Appellate Court Agrees Bureau of Workers' Compensation's Group-Rating Plan was Unlawful, But Remands to Lower Court to Review Damages
An appellate court has ruled that the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (“BWC”) violated Ohio law by developing and maintaining an unlawful rating system under which excessive premium discounts were given to group-rated employers at the expense of...
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May 14, 2014 | Two Prominent New York Health Care Organizations to Pay Record-Setting HIPAA Fine of $4.8 Million
New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) and Columbia University (CU) have agreed to pay a combined $4.8 million to settle allegations that they failed to secure the electronic protected health information (ePHI) of thousands of patients, making the sett...
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May 13, 2014 | Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer Chastises Immigration and Customs Enforcement for Overreaching in Form I-9 Penalties
Very recently, the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) issued a decision admonishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for assessing excessive penalties against a small employer for Form I-9 violations. ICE filed a c...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
May 7, 2014 | The Obama Administration Proposes Rules that Allow Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders to Obtain Employment in the United States
On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, the Obama administration unveiled proposed rules that would grant employment authorization to spouses of skilled workers (H-1B visas holders) that have been sponsored by their employers for permanent employment in the United...
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Apr 25, 2014 | Northwestern University Football Players' Union Election Held; Results Impounded
Last month, Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that scholarship football players at Northwestern University were employees of the university and able to vote whether they wanted to form and join a union at the school. The election...
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Apr 25, 2014 | FDA Issues "Deeming Regulations" Covering Additional Tobacco Products Including Electronic Cigarettes and Cigars
On April 24, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its long-awaited proposed regulations (Deeming Regulations) to bring electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, water pipe (hookah) tobacco, dissolvables and nicotine gels (Newly Cove...
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Apr 24, 2014 | Unions Successfully Strike Non-Union Companies to Represent Workers
Companies that think only union employees can go on strike are sorely mistaken. Non-union employees can and do strike - oftentimes as part of a broader union organizing strategy. An auto parts supplier in Toledo, Ohio recently learned this the hard w...
Alert | HIPAA Alert
Apr 18, 2014 | Self-Assessment Tool Announced by Health and Human Services to Aid in HIPAA Compliance
With Health and Human Services (HHS) audit activity on the rise, an accurate and thorough assessment is more important than ever. HIPAA’s security rule requires most covered entities (including group health plans) and business associates to conduc...
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Apr 16, 2014 | Prominent Illinois Businessman and Former County Treasurer Sentenced in Sherman Antitrust Case
Southern Illinois businessman Barrett R. Rochman, head of Rochman Investments, was sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis to 16 months in prison and fined $30,000 for his role in a scheme to rig tax lien sales in exchange for c...
Alert | Health Care Alert
Apr 11, 2014 | Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Opinion Adverse To Arrangement Involving Electronic Health Records For Labs
The federal government, through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), has just released a federal health care fraud and abuse advisory opinion that requires health care providers, laboratories and e...
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Apr 8, 2014 | Pharmacy Trends with Medicare Part D Sponsors & Pharmacy Benefit Managers
Medicare Part D Sponsor Files Another False Claims Complaint In a lawsuit unsealed in late March, Fox Rx Inc. (Fox), the parent company of a Medicare Part D sponsor, alleges in a 36-page Complaint that CVS Pharmacy Inc. (CVS) knowingly submitted c...
Alert | Banking Alert
Apr 8, 2014 | Financial Regulators Issue Statements on ATM Fraud and DDoS Attacks
Financial regulators at the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)[i] recently issued two joint statements to financial institutions on the risks associated with cyber-attacks on Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and card authorizati...
Alert | Election Law Alert
Apr 7, 2014 | Ohio Supreme Court Decision Concludes Sixteen-Month Saga Regarding Who Can Serve and Run for Sheriff of Stark County, Ohio
On April 2, 2014, the Ohio Supreme Court issued its decision in State ex rel. Balas-Bratton v. Husted, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-1406, an expedited elections’ law matter, definitively ruling that the incumbent Sheriff of Stark County, Ohio meets t...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Mar 27, 2014 | NLRB Region 13 Rules Northwestern University's Football Players Can Unionize
In a case of first impression, Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) determined that football players who are on scholarship at Northwestern University are “employees” of the school and eligible to vote whether they want to be repr...
Alert | Small Business Alert
Mar 25, 2014 | Small Business Administration Eliminates Personal Resource Test for 504 and 7(a) Loan Programs
On March 21, 2014 the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued its final rule in Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 55, regarding the personal resource test for the 504 and 7(a) Loan Programs. The final rule eliminates this test for loan applicants...
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Mar 19, 2014 | Ohio Hospital Agrees to $8.5 Million Settlement with Department of Justice
ProMedica Memorial Hospital (Memorial), a small, 71-bed facility in Fremont, Ohio, will pay $8.5 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act, the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law. In 2012, Memorial conducted...
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Mar 14, 2014 | President Obama Orders Revisions to Rules on Overtime Pay
President Obama signed a memorandum yesterday that has the potential to greatly expand the number of employees who qualify for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The President’s Memorandum is designed to raise the wages of low sa...
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Mar 11, 2014 | Record Settlement Reached in Halifax Health Physician Kickback Case - Hospital Agrees to Pay Out $85 Million
Halifax Health (Halifax), a hospital system based in Daytona Beach, Florida, filed a final settlement agreement on March 10, 2014, in a whistleblower lawsuit originally filed in 2009. Halifax will pay a record-setting penalty of $83 million for its v...