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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...
Alert | Corporate Compliance Alert
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...
Apr 16, 2014 | Big Brother Comes to Medicare: CMS Fingerprinting Protocols Begin
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...
Alert | Corporate Compliance Alert
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...
Apr 2, 2014 | The ICD-10 Delay is a Blessing for Many Medical Practices
Spring/Summer 2014 | Dot Anything
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...
Alert | Corporate Compliance Alert
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...
Mar 19, 2014 | How Practices Can Improve Patient Payment Collections: 4 Tips
Alert | Employment Services Alert
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...
Alert | Corporate Compliance Alert
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...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Mar 10, 2014 | Treasury Announces Simplified Employer Reporting Requirements under the Affordable Care Act
On March 5, 2014, the Department of the Treasury announced changes to the employer reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Generally, the ACA requires employers to report information to the IRS regarding the health care coverage t...
Alert | Corporate Compliance Alert
Mar 6, 2014 | Supreme Court Expands Reach of Whistleblower Protections
In a decision handed down on March 4, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (the “Act”) of 2002 protects not only the “whistleblower” employees of publicly-held companies from retaliatory actions, but...
Mar 5, 2014 | Conflict between State, Federal Marijuana Laws Puts Prescribers at Risk
Alert | Corporate Compliance Alert
Mar 4, 2014 | Fraud at Citigroup's Mexican Subsidiary Banamex Leads to SEC Investigation
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has undertaken an investigation of Citigroup for possible accounting fraud and violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) following the disclosure by Citigroup of a recently discovered frau...
Alert | Banking Alert
Feb 21, 2014 | Banking on the Marijuana Business - Treasury and DOJ Clear Financial Institutions to Service State-Licensed Marijuana Businesses
On February 14, 2014, the Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued detailed guidelines for financial institutions that do business in the 20 states and the District of Columbia that have legalized marijuana in...