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Mar 19, 2014 | How Practices Can Improve Patient Payment Collections: 4 Tips
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Mar 5, 2014 | Conflict between State, Federal Marijuana Laws Puts Prescribers at Risk
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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...
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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...
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Feb 20, 2014 | Ohio Industrial Commission and Bureau of Workers' Compensation Update Wage Loss Compensation Rules
Effective February 13, 2014, the Industrial Commission (IC) and Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) have enacted a new joint rule for the processing and adjudication of requests for wage loss compensation. In response to the Governor’s Common Sense...
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Feb 19, 2014 | New Northern District of Ohio Decision Interprets Ohio's Catastrophic Loss Exception to the Cap on Noneconomic Damages
The Ohio Tort Reform Act, which became effective in 2005, provides a cap on a plaintiff's recovery of noneconomic damages. Under the Act and set forth in Ohio Revised Code ("R.C.") 2315.18, damages for noneconomic loss are limited to the greater of:...
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Feb 19, 2014 | Three Facts Physicians Should Know About Overpayment Liability
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Feb 18, 2014 | OSHA Issues Interim Rule for Whistleblowers under the Food Safety Modernization Act
On February 12, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an interim final rule that addresses procedures for retaliation complaints under the whistleblower provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The whist...
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Feb 14, 2014 | Prescription Drug Fraud Prosecutions on the Rise - Law Enforcement Agencies Casting a Broad Net
The number of prosecutions for prescription drug fraud is expected to increase in 2014, keeping pace with increases seen in 2013. Much of the upsurge has been attributed, at least in part, to the full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affo...
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Feb 13, 2014 | Affordable Care Act's "Employer Mandate" Delayed in Part for Another Year
On February 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it was partially delaying implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. Mid-sized employers with 50 to 99 full-time employees will not be required to pay a penal...
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Feb 12, 2014 | Office of Inspector General Adds Executive Compensation Benchmark in 2014
The Office of Inspector General ("OIG") Work Plan for fiscal year 2014 has introduced executive compensation within its enumerated areas of focus. The most recent inclusion shows that the OIG is examining health care organizations more closely, evalu...
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Feb 5, 2014 | Patient Payment Collection Policy Mistakes to Avoid
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Jan 30, 2014 | U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Workers' Time Spent Putting On and Taking Off Protective Gear is Not Compensable if Excluded Under a Collective Bargaining Agreement
On January 27, 2014, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that U.S. Steel is not required to pay its workers for time spent putting on and taking off protective clothing necessary for their work. Specifically at issue in the case was Sec...
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Jan 28, 2014 | Community Banks Get Some Relief from the Requirements of the Volcker Rule
In a move that should offer some relief to community banks, five federal financial regulatory agencies (the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange C...
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Jan 22, 2014 | Insurers Nationwide Continue to Drop Medical Providers from Medicare Advantage Plans
ince last fall, tens of thousands of physicians, medical practices and pharmacies nationwide, and their patients, have received notifications from some of the country's largest Medicare Advantage plan providers, including health insurance giants Unit...
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Jan 22, 2014 | Privacy Rights vs. Public Safety Concerns: HHS Proposes HIPAA Change