Mount Sinai Health System to Pay $2.95 Million in 60-Day Overpayment FCA Settlement

Mount Sinai Health System to Pay $2.95 Million in 60-Day Overpayment FCA Settlement

On August 24, 2016, Judge Edgardo Ramos of the Southern District of New York approved a settlement in which Mount Sinai Health System (Mount Sinai) will pay $2.95 million to New York and the federal government to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by withholding Medicare and Medicaid overpayments in contravention of the 60-day overpayments provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

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Department of Transportation Clarifies Regulations Regarding Abandoned Pipelines

By | Baker Energy Blog | August 25, 2016
Department of Transportation Clarifies  Regulations Regarding Abandoned Pipelines

On Aug. 16, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued Advisory Bulletin ADB-2016-05 to owners and operators of pipelines used for the transportation of hazardous liquids, carbon dioxide and gas, clarifying that owners and operators of these pipelines must comply with all safety regulations, even if their pipelines are inactive, decommissioned or idle.

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Texas District Court Enjoins Federal Gender Identity Protection of Students

By | Employment Law Lookout | August 25, 2016
Texas District Court Enjoins Federal Gender Identity Protection of Students

In State of Texas v. United States, a District Court issued a nationwide injunction to enjoin the Department of Education and Department of Justice from enforcing their guidelines on accommodations for transgender students.  The injunction does not prevent states from permitting accommodations.

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The DEA is Getting Past Just Saying No: Scientific Research into Medical Uses of Marijuana is a Bridge Toward a Policy Shift

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)’s recent decision declining to reschedule cannabis is a step bridging the national discussion — a step toward a possible agreement on medical cannabis through scientific research.

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