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Barnes & Thornburg LLP: OIG Work Plan 2014: Takeaways for Hospitals
Posted on 21 Feb 2014 by Barnes & Thornburg LLP

By Gayland Hethcoat With the release of its work plan for fiscal year 2014 on Jan. 31, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has provided insight on the agency’s current enforcement... Read More

Williams Mullen: OIG 2014 Work Plan Focuses On Compounded Pharmaceuticals Reimbursed By Medicare
Posted on 14 Feb 2014 by Williams Mullen

By Brian C. Vick The Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“OIG”) included two items in its recently-released 2014 Work Plan indicating a new focus on the quality and safety of compounded pharmaceuticals... Read More

DLA Piper Health Systems Alert: U.S. Health Care Payment-Driven Transformation Ahead
Posted on 30 Jun 2015 by DLA Piper

By David Gruber, MD, MBA* | Healthcare spending is forecast to increase from US$3 trillion in 2014 to US$5.2 trillion in 2023, reflecting a compound annual growth rate of 5.9 percent. US healthcare expenditures on a per capita basis are 1.9-2.6 times... Read More

Federal Government Offers Rulemaking For Compromise On Birth Control Coverage
Posted on 4 Feb 2013 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Feb. 1 issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on recommended changes to the preventive services policy contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: States Look to Answer 'Essential' Health Question
Posted on 10 Oct 2012 by State Net

Although 35 of the 50 states have yet to create the marketplaces known as health benefits exchanges required by the Affordable Care Act, they aren't completely ignoring the law's impending requirements. A majority, in fact, are moving forward... Read More