Recent News and Industry Developments

SUPREME COURT ALLOWS CMS VACCINE MANDATE TO GO INTO EFFECT, BLOCKS OSHA VACCINE MANDATE
Advisories | News | SUPREME COURT ALLOWS CMS VACCINE MANDATE TO GO INTO EFFECT, BLOCKS OSHA VACCINE MANDATE

January 16, 2022 As previously discussed, on January 7, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding injunctions that had been issued preventing the vaccine mandates issued by the… Read more »

CMS VACCINE MANDATE UPDATES
Advisories | News | CMS VACCINE MANDATE UPDATES

January 5, 2022 On December 28, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) updated its policy regarding vaccine mandates. As previously discussed, this announcement follows multiple legal challenges… Read more »

UPDATE ON CMS AND OSHA COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATES
Advisories | News | UPDATE ON CMS AND OSHA COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATES

December 21, 2021 As previously discussed, on November 5, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued an emergency regulation that required many healthcare providers who participate in… Read more »

CY 2022 MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE FINAL RULE: CHANGES TO STARK LAW
Advisories | News | CY 2022 MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE FINAL RULE: CHANGES TO STARK LAW

December 6, 2021 On November 2, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued the Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule (“2022 PFS Final… Read more »

THE FTC ANNOUNCES ITS INTENT TO INCLUDE PRIOR APPROVAL PROVISIONS IN MERGER ORDERS
Advisories | News | THE FTC ANNOUNCES ITS INTENT TO INCLUDE PRIOR APPROVAL PROVISIONS IN MERGER ORDERS

November 15, 2021 The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently issued a policy statement announcing its intention to require merging parties subject to an FTC order for pursing an anticompetitive merger… Read more »

CMS AND OSHA COVID-19 VACCINATION AND TESTING UPDATES
Advisories | News | CMS AND OSHA COVID-19 VACCINATION AND TESTING UPDATES

November 10, 2021 On Thursday, November 4, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (“CMS”) announced the issuance of emergency regulations that will require many healthcare providers who participate… Read more »

EEOC ISSUES UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDANCE ON TITLE VII RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS
Advisories | News | EEOC ISSUES UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDANCE ON TITLE VII RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS

November 4, 2021 On Monday, October 25, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) published updated technical assistance for employers navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and employees’ requests for reasonable accommodation… Read more »

VIRGINIA CIRCUIT COURT UPHOLDS PATIENT SAFETY WORK PRODUCT PRIVILEGE, DIRECTS PLAINTIFF TO DISCOVER FACTS ELSEWHERE
Advisories | News | VIRGINIA CIRCUIT COURT UPHOLDS PATIENT SAFETY WORK PRODUCT PRIVILEGE, DIRECTS PLAINTIFF TO DISCOVER FACTS ELSEWHERE

October 8, 2021 Facts are facts, but it does matter where they reside. The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (the PSQIA) was never intended to prevent a… Read more »

VIRGINIA LAUNCHES VACCINE QR CODES TO VERIFY COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS
Advisories | News | VIRGINIA LAUNCHES VACCINE QR CODES TO VERIFY COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS

September 20, 2021 On September 16, 2021, the Virginia Department of Health announced that individuals can obtain QR codes – a type of barcode that can be scanned using smartphones… Read more »

PRESIDENT BIDEN ANNOUNCES NEW VACCINE MANDATE FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND LARGE EMPLOYERS
Advisories | News | PRESIDENT BIDEN ANNOUNCES NEW VACCINE MANDATE FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND LARGE EMPLOYERS

September 13, 2021 On Thursday, September 9, 2021, President Joe Biden announced a multi-pronged COVID-19 plan, which includes several broad new federal vaccine mandates that will cover, among other groups,… Read more »

GAME CHANGER? FALSE CLAIMS AMENDMENTS ACT OF 2021 BILL INTRODUCED
Advisories | News | GAME CHANGER? FALSE CLAIMS AMENDMENTS ACT OF 2021 BILL INTRODUCED

July 27, 2021 On Tuesday, July 26, 2021, a bipartisan group of senators led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced the False Claims Amendments Act of 2021 (“Amendments Act”). The… Read more »

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