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Five Health Policy Issues to Watch in 2014

As we head into the mid-term election cycle, the ongoing implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to consume the nation’s healthcare industry and political leaders in 2014. On the horizon are several issues likely to dominate congressional time, despite the health policy fatigue felt by most legislators. Below is a … Continue Reading

Connecticut’s Attorney General Wants to Know in Advance if You Are Going to Join Forces With a Healthcare Provider

Editor’s Note:  This post originally appeared on BakerHostetler’s Antitrust Advocate blog. Back in early 2013, Connecticut’s Attorney General (AG) formed a “Health Care Competition Working Group” within his office to examine the potential impact of horizontal mergers (e.g., hospital to hospital) and vertical provider acquisitions (i.e., hospitals buying up physician practices) “may have on the … Continue Reading

Tell Me About Your Family. On Second Thought, Don’t Tell Me

Founders Pavilion, Inc., a skilled nursing facility, sent prospective employees for preemployment physicals. As part of the physicals, an independent physician requested the prospective employee’s family medical history as part of the physician’s post-offer, preemployment medical exams protocol. However, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) prohibits employers from requesting genetic information or making employment decisions … Continue Reading

CMS – Doc, if You Want a Free Book Go to the Library

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently denied a request from a bipartisan group of 23 members of congress to exempt the distribution of textbooks and scientific peer-reviewed medical journal materials from the reporting requirements under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act). The regulatory preamble in the CMS final rule provides that … Continue Reading
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