January - April 2018 Health Law Updates

The Health Law Section (“HLS”) website has been updated with January through April 2018 articles on significant developments in the health law arena that may be of interest to you in your practice. These summaries are presented to HLS members for general information only and do not constitute legal advice from The Florida Bar or its Health Law Section. HLS thanks the following volunteers who have generously donated their time to prepare these summaries for our members:

  • Trish Calhoun, Esq., Carlton Fields
  • Jocelyn Ezratty, Esq., Di Pietro Partners, LLP
  • Christian Perez Font, Esq., Chief Compliance Officer, OPKO Health, Inc. 
  • Angelina Gonzalez, Esq., Panza, Maurer & Maynard, P.A.
  • Jan Gorrie, Esq., Of Counsel, Panza, Maurer & Maynard, P.A.
  • Caycee Hampton Esq., Carlton Fields
  • Jeanne E. Helton, Esq., Smith, Hulsey & Busey
  • Anne Kelley, J.D. Candidate, University of Florida
  • Michael D. Lessne, Esq., Broad and Cassel, LLP
  • Erica Mallon, Esq., Carlton Fields
  • Juan Carlos (“JC”) Palacio, Esq., CHC, Associate Director, Health Information Privacy, Jackson Health System
  • Danielle Scheer, MPH, CPH, J.D. Candidate, University of Florida
  • Paul Thompson, Esq., MPH, Contract Attorney, Raymond James Financial, Inc. 
  • Timothy S. Wombles, Esq., Broad and Cassel, LLP

Thank you,

Jamie Gelfman, Esq., Broad and Cassel LLP, HLS Editor in Chief

Trish Huie, Esq., Patricia A. Huie, PLLC, HLS Team Editor

Ashley Brevda, Oncology Analytics, Inc., HLS Team Editor  

Download the Updates at the Following Links

http://www.flabarhls.org/resources-menu/document-library/health-law-updates

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Table of Contents in This Edition

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW UPDATES

CHALLENGE TO FLORIDA BOARD OF OPTOMETRY’S AUTHORITY

FIFTH CIRCUIT REVERSES DISMISSAL OF COMPLAINT SEEKING INJUNCTION TO PREVENT MEDICARE RECOUPMENT PRIOR TO CONCLUSION OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL BASED ON VIOLATION OF PROCEDURAL DUE PROCESS

ANTITRUST UPDATES

CONSIDERATION OF EFFICIENCIES IN ANTITRUST MERGER ANALYSIS UNDER § 7 OF THE CLAYTON ACT

COMPLIANCE UPDATES

OIG AUDITS THE ACCURACY OF HOSPITAL CREDIT REPORTING IN CLAIMS

FRAUD AND ABUSE UPDATES

FLORIDA OPHTHALMOLOGIST SENTENCED TO 17 YEARS FOR MEDICARE FRAUD

HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS EMPOWERED BY DOJ MEMO IN HEALTHCARE FRAUD ACTIONS

MIDDLE DISTRICT CONTINUES TO REFINE THE APPLICATION OF STANDARDS SET FORTH IN ESCOBAR

Q1/2018: AN ACTIVE MONTH FOR HEALTHCARE FRAUD ENFORCEMENT IN FLORIDA

PRIVACY AND SECURITY UPDATES

EU’S NEW PRIVACY LAW, THE GDPR – THE BAR IS SET HIGH

HIPAA – LESSONS TO LEARN FROM THE FRESENIUS SETTLEMENT

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

2018 LEGISLATIVE SESSION – HEALTH LAW MATTERS

LICENSING & SCOPE OF PRACTICE UPDATES

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SIGNS HOUSE BILL 21 (HB 21), IMPOSING NEW REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS ON PRESCRIBING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES IN FLORIDA

REGULATORY UPDATES

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RAISES PENALTIES FOR FALSE CLAIM AND ANTI-KICKBACK VIOLATIONS

CMS FINALIZES COVERAGE FOR NEXT-GENERATION SEQUENCING TESTS

FDA PROPOSES RULE TO LOWER NICOTINE IN CIGARETTES

TRANSACTIONS UPDATES

NEED A LYFT? NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION RIDESHARING: UBER HELPFUL AND UBER RISKY

 

 

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