With the passage of the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act in October 2018, Congress took aim at the ongoing opioid crisis threatening communities across the U.S. This new criminal statute targets healthcare providers that knowingly pay for or otherwise incentivise referrals of individuals to recovery homes, clinical treatment facilities, or laboratories. Partner Ann Hollenbeck discusses with Health Care lawyers B. Kurt Copper and John Kirsner, covering the goals, exceptions and other crucial details of the Act.
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Jones Day partners Ann Hollenbeck and Cathy Livingston talk about Texas v. U.S., the litigation regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. They also discuss recent regulatory actions taken by the Department of Health and Human Services regarding association health plans and short-term limited duration insurance.
A recent Fifth Circuit decision is good news for health care providers struggling with the Medicare appeals process, but the agency’s limited reimbursements for telemedicine services continue to frustrate providers. Jones Day’s Ann Hollenbeck and Courtney Carrell explain.
Jones Day’s Ann Hollenbeck and Courtney Carrell discuss an unexpected False Claims Act action as a private equity firm faces FCA liability. They also discuss the implications to consider when Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare apps transport health care patients.
In the first in a series of Jones Day Talks Health Care & Life Sciences podcasts, Jones Day’s Ann Hollenbeck and Courtney Carrell discuss vertical mergers, False Claims Act developments, an advisory opinion concerning gainsharing, and updates on association health plans.
While the potential efficiencies and cost savings of an employee telemedicine program are intriguing, a number of legal and logistical issues should be addressed prior to a program’s implementation. Jones Day’s Alexis Gilroy, Todd Kelly, and Courtney Carrell discuss the concerns facing plan administrators, insurers, and health care providers.
The global trend toward digital transformation is changing the health care industry’s administrative, delivery, and payment models in ways that were unimaginable just a few years ago. Jones Day’s Alexis Gilroy, Todd Kelly, and Courtney Carrell discuss recent developments in digital health care and their predictions for the sector in 2018.