Concerns about the spread of Zika virus and potential complications associated with infection may soon lead to new research and development opportunities for government contractors and grant recipients.
Health care analytics make use of patient data to inform treatment decisions and is increasingly moving front and center in personalized medicine.
Congressional Hearing On the Reimbursement of Biosimilars Draws Criticism of CMS’s Existing Payment Policy
On February 4th, the Energy & Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on health held a legislative hearing regarding the implementation of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act, which established a shortened FDA approval process for determining when biosimilar products are considered interchangeable with previously-approved FDA products.
Historic Moment: Husband Reports Wife’s HIPAA Violation Triggering Six Figure Penalty Against Employer
For the second time in history, the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has imposed a civil monetary penalty (“CMP”) against a covered entity for violations of the Health Insurance and Portability Act (“HIPAA”).
Congress’s complex relationship with prescription drugs was on display today in the House of Representatives. In the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR), Martin Shkreli pleaded the 5th at a hearing investigating drug pricing.
President Obama Establishes “White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force” Led by VP Biden, Calls for $1 Billion Investment in Cancer Research
President Obama recently signed a memorandum formally establishing a White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force to coordinate and strengthen federal and private efforts to support cancer research and treatment.
Recent enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) have highlighted that, not surprisingly, Covered Entities should not leave medical records in a physician’s driveway and should not dispose of protected health information (“PHI”) in a dumpster.
Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule implementing a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires a Medicaid enrollee seeking coverage for home health services to first meet face-to-face with a practitioner.
Wage and hour lawsuits are being filed against employers under federal and state wage and hour laws at a record rate.
Today, a bipartisan group of Senators led by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) have unveiled legislation that would expand the use of telemedicine and remote patient monitoring under Medicare.