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High Court's Goodyear, McIntyre Rulings Limit Jurisdiction Over Foreign Manufacturers

By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP On June 27, 2011, the United States Supreme Court issued two decisions that limit the ability of U.S. courts to assert jurisdiction against foreign manufacturers if their contacts with the state in which suit is brought are limited....

Barnes & Thornburg LLP: Another Round Of HIPAA Audits

By Stacy Cook The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced that it will be sending surveys to approximately 1,200 organizations in preparation for conducting HIPAA audits. The HIPAA audits are mandated by the HITECH Act. According to the OCR, the surveys will be sent to about 800 covered...

Barnes & Thornburg LLP: President Obama Signs Bill Extending Physician Medicare Rates And Delaying ICD-10 And RAC Audits Under The 2-Midnights Rule

By Nita Garg On April 1, President Obama signed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. This legislation extends current Medicare physician reimbursement rates and delays implementation of the ICD-10 code for a full year. Previously, hospitals were to be ICD-10 compliant by October 1, 2014;...

Barnes & Thornburg: 2nd Circuit Upholds Connecticut State Dental Commission ‘Economic Protectionism’

By Serj Mooradian On July 17, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit affirmed a district court decision that the Connecticut State Dental Commission did not violate the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the federal Constitution when it promulgated a regulation that...

Barnes & Thornburg: DOJ Secures Big Win in First Court Interpretation of FCA’s 60-Day Overpayment Rule

By Jessica Talati On August 3, Judge Edgardo Ramos of the Southern District of New York denied hospital defendants’ motions to dismiss in United States ex rel. Kane v. Healthfirst, Inc., et al . , No. 11 CIV 2325 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 3, 2015), keeping alive a much-followed whistleblower case accusing...

Barnes & Thornburg LLP: Recent Rulings May Spell Trouble for the ACA

By Anne Compton-Brown | President Obama’s signature healthcare legislation will likely force two more significant legal hurdles after decisions this month that attack peripheral but important portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). On Sept. 17, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals...