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On April 20, 2023, the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS OIG) released a new toolkit designed to help analyze telehealth claims to assess federal healthcare program integrity risks. The toolkit is OIG’s latest action in its continued focus on telehealth services that OIG considers to be high risk.
The New York state budget adopted on May 3, 2023, includes a new law imposing significant notice and disclosure requirements to the Department of Health (DOH) for certain health care transactions involving physician practices and other health care entities.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a comprehensive tort reform bill, HB 837, into law on March 24, 2023.
The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI) is proposing new regulations to protect consumers from potential disparate treatment that may occur due to the use of life-insurance algorithms.
New oversight of transactions involving investor-backed physician practices is among the proposals New York Gov. Hochul offered in her executive budget.
The concept of “control” of insurers received significant attention from state insurance regulators last year and will receive even more in 2023.
Expect to see more companies in need of creative financing solutions, and investors who are specialized in distressed situations.
Importing an expensive horse that you’ve never laid eyes on can be intimidating.
State-run Insurer Could See Fewer Policies, But No Rate Relief Likely for Homeowners
This update highlights some of the most noteworthy climate change-related federal and state regulatory, judicial and other developments of the past few months, and offers insights that may help guide insurers in their journeys toward more effective environmental, social and governance (ESG) and climate disclosures—whether they are traveling quickly or slowly.
Most employment-based permanent residency applications require the applicant to go through the PERM labor certification process where the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) certifies that there are not sufficient U.S. workers able, available, and qualified to fill a position.
On May 18, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, a case that presented the Court with an opportunity to bring clarity to the often highly subjective standards lower courts apply when deciding the issue of fair use of visual works of art under copyright law.
It is more important than ever that employers understand the serious long-term, non-monetary consequences of settling or accepting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations.
A new Washington law regulating employers’ use of production quotas or production standards for employees working at warehouse distribution centers (House Bill 1762) will go into effect on July 1, 2024.
As a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA), Congress passed new exceptions to the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law) and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) allowing certain healthcare entities to provide mental health or behavioral health improvement and/or maintenance programs to physicians and other clinicians.
On May 17, 2023, the Texas Senate approved Senate Bill No. 14 (SB 14), prohibiting physicians from providing gender-affirming medical care to minors experiencing gender dysphoria (distress that results from having one’s gender identity not match one’s sex assigned at birth).
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