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American Health Law Association 2022 Health Care Transaction Conference

After a 2-year hiatus, health care transactional attorneys and related industry professionals descended upon Nashville, TN April 25th – 27th for the 2022 American Health Law Association (“AHLA”) Health Care Transactions Conference. Aside from hot chicken and honky tonks, this conference was largely a celebration of the strength and resiliency of the health care industry...

Increase in HSR Reportability Thresholds and Other HSR Developments

The Dorsey Health Law blog team keeps readers up-to-date on relevant topics in the health care industry. In order to do so, the members of the blog team communicate regularly with other practice groups within the firm for applicable updates from client publications. For this post, we would like to thank Dorsey’s Michael Lindsay, Jamie...

SCOTUS ACA Ruling Allows Employers to Consider Improvements

The Dorsey Health Law blog team keeps readers up-to-date on relevant topics in the health care industry. In order to do so, the members of the blog team communicate regularly with other practice groups within the firm for applicable updates from client publications. For this post, we would like to thank Dorsey’s Steve Lucke, Melinda...

Coronavirus Lawsuits Against Healthcare Providers are on the Rise

Among its many impacts, the coronavirus pandemic has already spawned hundreds of employment and health-related lawsuits, with even more litigation likely as businesses continue to bring back workers and increase operations.  Many of these lawsuits have been aimed at employers in the healthcare sector and relate to workplace safety, retaliation, and wrongful termination or wrongful...

The Regulatory Sprint Catches up to HIPAA: New Proposed HIPAA Rules

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) which proposes significant changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH”) Privacy Rule (the “Privacy Rule”).  The NPRM includes...

HHS Announces Additional Allocations of CARES Act Provider Relief Fund

On April 22, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a press release outlining the allocation of an additional $70 billion dollars in appropriations allocated by the CARES Act to the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund.  The initial $30B tranche of the total $100 billion provided for under the CARES...

FCC Narrows the TCPA’s Emergency Purpose Exception Amid Pandemic While Greenlighting Certain Emergency Messages by Hospitals, Health Care Providers, and Government

The Dorsey Health Law blog team keeps readers up-to-date on relevant topics in the health care industry. In order to do so, the members of the blog team communicate regularly with other practice groups within the firm for applicable updates from client publications. For this post, we would like to thank Dorsey’s Scott Goldsmith for...

Triggering the Public Disclosure Bar: It’s in the Details

The Dorsey Health Law blog team keeps readers up-to-date on relevant topics in the health care industry. In order to do so, the members of the blog team communicate regularly with other practice groups within the firm for applicable updates from client publications. For this post, we would like to thank Dorsey’s Lindsey Schmidt for...

Justice Department Touts FY2019 False Claims Act Statistics as Evidence of Administration’s “High Priority” Against Fraud, but the Numbers Show Less of a Priority on Qui Tams

The Dorsey Health Law blog team keeps readers up-to-date on relevant topics in the health care industry. In order to do so, the members of the blog team communicate regularly with other practice groups within the firm for applicable updates from client publications. For this post, we would like to thank Kirk Schuler and Alex...