Recent Publications - Health Services

Litigation Trends in Packaging Claims
April 12, 2019 | Intellectual Property | Health Services
Michael Cannata and Frank Misiti authored an article published in Natural Products Insider, “Litigation Trends in Packaging Claims.” Click here to read the article. …
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Ullman’s Article on CBD in Supplements Appears in USLAW Magazine
March 28, 2019 | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman wrote “Regulations Remain Hazy around CBD Use in Supplements” for the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of USLAW Magazine. The article reveals the regulatory confusion shrouding products made from Cannabis Sativa plants and their byproducts, with a special focus on cannabidiol as a supplement ingredient. To read the article, click here.   …
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FTC Issues Privacy and Data Security Update
March 28, 2019 | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
On March 15, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its 2018 Privacy and Data Security Update, which reported on the agency’s enforcement activities for that calendar year. As the United States’ primary consumer protection agency, the FTC has authority to enforce a variety laws directly related to privacy and data security, including the Truth in …
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Embryo Destruction Lawsuits Open New Legal Frontier
February 20, 2019 | Health Services
As of January 2019, following a months-long break in the cases due to judicial transition, at least 70 lawsuits arising from the accidental destruction of human embryos and eggs were pending in Ohio state courts. The cases highlight the complex questions surrounding the legal status of embryos and, by consequence, theories of liability for the …
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Shapiro Publishes Article in Nutrition Industry Executive
December 12, 2018 | Health Services | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar
Steven Shapiro published an article in Nutrition Industry Executive, “What is Slack-fill & Why You Need to Know.” Click here to read the article. …
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UPDATE: OMIG Issues Changes to December 2018 Certification
December 7, 2018 | Health Services | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar
OMIG has issued updates to its certification process for applicable Medicaid and Managed Medicaid providers, which may have a significant impact on providers who are required to certify by December 31, 2018. OMIG has expanded its certification to adopt five separate categories listed on the updated Social Services Law Certification Form: (i) Annual Certification, (ii) …
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Deadline Approaches to Certify Compliance Programs
November 20, 2018 | Health Services | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar
The December 31 deadline for certain Medicaid providers and third-party billers to certify as to the effectiveness of their compliance program is fast approaching. New York State Medicaid providers and third-party billing companies who claim, bill, order or receive at least $500,000 in any consecutive 12-month period from the Medicaid Program or Managed Medicaid payors …
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Shapiro Published Article in Natural Products Insider
November 13, 2018 | Health Services
Steven Shapiro authored an article “Making and Using Endorsements” that was published in Natural Products Insider. The article discusses the need for brands working with celebrity or influencer endorsements to share all pertinent information with its consumers. Click here to read the article. …
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All Publicity is Good Publicity, Unless it is a HIPAA Breach
October 10, 2018 | Health Services
A recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) settlement illustrates why health care facilities must carefully consider potential privacy risks and take precautionary steps before allowing a camera crew to film on their premises. OCR settled with three Massachusetts hospitals for a total amount of $999,000 for violations of …
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Federal Government Agrees to Global $260M Settlement with Florida Hospital Chain
October 10, 2018 | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
The United States recently agreed to a $260 million settlement of criminal charges and related civil claims under the False Claims Act arising from a scheme to defraud conducted by Naples, Florida-based hospital chain Health Management Associates, LLC (HMA). The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the settlement on September 25. The settlement is evidence of …
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