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Williams Mullen: Health Care Providers Lacked Standing to Sue as ERISA Beneficiaries: Rojas v. Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company
Posted on 28 Jul 2015 by Williams Mullen

By Mark S. Thomas The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed a dismissal of claims by two physicians and their medical practice asserting standing under ERISA to enjoin an insurer from removing them from its coverage network. Rojas... Read More

DLA Piper: Federal Court Blocks Rule Restricting Telemedicine Practice In Texas
Posted on 30 Jun 2015 by DLA Piper

By Nathan Fish and Frank E. Sheeder A federal court has temporarily enjoined the Texas Medical Board (TMB) from implementing and enforcing a rule restricting the practice of telemedicine pending resolution of an antitrust lawsuit filed by Teladoc,... Read More

Barnes & Thornburg LLP: Amarin Pharma Preemptively Sues FDA over 1st Amendment Rights
Posted on 22 May 2015 by Barnes & Thornburg LLP

On Thursday, May 7, Amarin Pharma took the unprecedented step of proactively suing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over the agency’s alleged infringement of the company’s First Amendment Rights. The case arises from Amarin’s... Read More

Sands Anderson: Electronic Health Records -- Improving Care or Complicating Litigation?
Posted on 29 Jul 2015 by Sands Anderson PC

By Matthew L. Curtis and Michelle L. Warden Electronic Health Records (EHR) were generally promised to decrease costs and improve health-care outcomes. Setting aside whether those promises were well founded, EHR have posed new challenges for litigators... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Make Sure Your Peer Review Program Is Ready Before You Need It
Posted on 10 Dec 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

A 2015 decision by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals highlights the importance of following procedural formalities by making it clear that a failure to apply and maintain clear distinctions in what health care providers intend to classify as... Read More

Supreme Court Blocks Enforcement Of Birth Control Mandate
Posted on 27 Jan 2014 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 24 enjoined the federal government from enforcing the birth control mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) against an order of Catholic nuns... Read More

William A. Ruskin: N.Y. High Court Opts Not To Expand Liability For Health Data Confidentiality Breach
Posted on 11 Feb 2014 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin The New York Court of Appeals ruling that came down Jan. 9 in Doe v. Guthrie Clinic , 2014 NY Slip Op 00138 (Court of Appeals 1/9/14) [ enhanced opinion available to subscribers ], should prove helpful in evaluating the... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: Hospitals Urging SCOTUS to Limit False Claims Act Penalties
Posted on 11 Jul 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

What do a moving company and a hospital association have in common? The False Claims Act (FCA). The American Hospital Association along with the United States Chamber of Commerce and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America recently... Read More