Health Law Blog
  • April 28, 2017

    Bogus cancer “treatments” being marketing and sold without FDA approval were the target of 14 warning letters and four online advisory letters, according to a press release and consumer update from the agency. The 65-plus products listed by the agency include pills, tablets, creams, syrups, sprays, oils, salves, teas, and medical devices, claiming to cure […]

  • April 28, 2017

    Citing “considerable competitive concerns” raised by certificate of need (CON) laws, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a joint statement in support of Alaska Senate Bill 62 (SB 62), which would repeal Alaska’s CON program effective July 1, 2019. CON programs generally require firms to demonstrate an unmet need […]

  • April 27, 2017

    Laura Ellis, HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) Senior Counsel, has a reputation for managing the most difficult and complicated corporate integrity agreements (CIAs) on behalf of the OIG. At the recent Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute, she urged compliance officers not to sit on the sidelines while a CIA is being negotiated […]

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  • April 24, 2017

    The former CEO of WellCare Health Plans, Inc., a Florida managed care plan sponsor, ran out of appeals on his federal health care fraud conviction on April 24, 2017, when the Supreme Court  denied  his  petition for writ of certiorari . As a result, an 11th Circuit decision upholding a jury instruction allowing for conviction upon a finding that the...

  • April 20, 2017

    The revocation of a durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) supplier’s Medicare billing privileges did not violate due process because the supplier failed to establish a constitutionally protected property or liberty interest. The district court granted HHS’ motion for summary judgment and dismissed with prejudice the remaining defendants on jurisdictional grounds ( Hindley v. HHS , April 19,...

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