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HHS Office of Civil Rights Publishes Final Regulations Prohibiting Discrimination in Health Care Programs and Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance

The Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently published a final Regulation (“Regulation”) that implements the nondiscrimination requirements of Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[1]  Beginning on July 18, 2016, discrimination in health care…

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The Yates Memo and Warner Chilcott – Fallout from the Trial

Following up on a previous client alert item, a federal jury recently found W. Carl Reichel, former president of Warner Chilcott, not guilty on June 17, 2016 of conspiring to pay kickbacks to doctors in exchange for writing prescriptions. The jury deliberated two days before delivering a not guilty…

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The Supreme Court Endorses "Implied Certification"

Hospitals which have discovered violations in their submissions for payment under Medicare and Medicaid may now pause before reporting the mistake and determine if the violation was “material” to the government’s conditions for payment. If the mistake was not material, then the False Claims Act…

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