Husch Blackwell attorney Joe Geraci weighed in on recent guidance provided by HHS related to whether the federal anti-kickback statute applies to patients who purchase subsidized health insurance products on the new state or federal healthcare exchanges.  Specifically, the anti-kickback regulations apply to “federal healthcare programs” that are defined to include the following:

Any plan

On February 1stthe long overdue final rule of the Sunshine Act was released.  The Act aims to increase transparency relating to payments and investments held by physicians and teaching hospitals.  For those many physicians who have entered into some type of contractual relationship with a manufacturer, taking the time to familiarize themselves with

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 28, 2012, decision upholding the constitutionality of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, employers who had been awaiting the decision should now focus on compliance. We expect additional guidance will be released to implement several pending provisions, including those related to the 2014 employer