Topic: Hospital

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Iran Sanctions, E-Communications Policies, UK Fracking, Union Elections

Our cure for the Monday morning blues? Two shots of espresso and the JD Supra Corporate Brief… Let’s be clear on this point: Iran is NOT open for business… (Amanda Blunt, Carrie Kroll, and Lindsay Meyer at Venable) More than 80% of business correspondence takes place via email. And that creates a lot of risk… Read more »

Feds Say Health Plans Purchased on Insurance Marketplace Not “Federal Health Care Programs”

… but leave questions unanswered: On October 30, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that qualified health plans (QHPs) purchased through the Insurance Marketplace are not considered to be “federal health care programs.” That may allow hospitals and other providers to help patients pay for coverage through the exchanges… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cuban Wins, Rabobank Pays, FDIC Warns, Australia Repeals

This day in legal history: on October 31, 2002, a federal grand jury indicts former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice related to the company’s collapse. Scary! Fake Graveyards, Insulting Tombstones, & A Lawsuit Over Free Speech Violations… (Is That Legal?) It took the… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Automakers Strike Back, China Opens Up, Governor Vetoes Bill, NY Continues Moratorium

So far, no good: The government shutdown is one week old today. Hang in there, America! A group of automakers just flattened a patent troll… (Foley & Lardner) How the Shanghai FTZ makes It easier for foreign companies to invest in China… (Corporate Law Report) The feds want government contractors to update their anti-human trafficking… Read more »

FTC Issues Favorable Opinion for Clinical Integration Program

In its first advisory opinion letter issued since implementation began on the Affordable Care Act, the Federal Trade Commission indicated that it would not challenge a proposal from the Norman Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) to form a clinical integration program (CIP). For your reference, a roundup of legal commentary and analysis on the FTC opinion.… Read more »

What the Obamacare Ruling Means for Health Care Providers

“Like insurance companies, institutional providers have devoted substantial effort and resources to preparing to comply with the Act’s requirements… Indeed, prior to the Court’s opinion, many institutional health care providers argued in favor of upholding the Act because the projected expansion of coverage to 30 million additional Americans would result in additional revenue for the… Read more »

CMS Issues Proposed 60-Day Rule on Return of Medicare Overpayments

On February 14, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a proposed rule regarding reporting and returning overpayments under the Medicare program. Under the new regulation, hospitals and doctors who receive Medicare funds would be required to report and return overpayments within 60 days or face significant damages and penalties.  For your reference,… Read more »