Recent News and Industry Developments

Is MatchRX a permissible solution to drug shortages and waste in Virginia?
Advisories | News | Is MatchRX a permissible solution to drug shortages and waste in Virginia?

June 5, 2019 According to company marketing materials, MatchRX is an online pharmacy marketplace that allows independent pharmacies the ability to buy and sell small quantities of non-controlled, non-expired overstock… Read more »

Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Defense Verdicts of 2018
News | Verdicts | Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Defense Verdicts of 2018

May 21, 2019 Today, the Virginia Medical Law Report released their annual edition of Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Defense Verdicts of 2018. Eight Hancock Daniel attorneys secured five verdicts in… Read more »

Opioid Strike Force to go After Docs who Overprescribe
Articles | News | Opioid Strike Force to go After Docs who Overprescribe

May 22, 2019 Gerald “Jerry” C. Canaan has been quoted in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly article, “Opioid strike force to go after docs who overprescribe.”

New CMS Draft Guidance Bulletin from AHLA
News | New CMS Draft Guidance Bulletin from AHLA

May 21, 2019 Emily W.G Towey, along with Jeanne L. Vance of Salem & Green, A Professional Corporation of Sacramento, CA, have co-authored AHLA’s bulletin regarding CMS draft guidance as… Read more »

CMS Announces Primary Cares Initiative
Advisories | News | CMS Announces Primary Cares Initiative

May 17, 2019 On April 22, 2019, CMS announced the CMS Primary Cares Initiative, a set of five new payment models available to primary care practices and other providers under… Read more »

DOJ RELEASES NEW GUIDELINES FOR COOPERATION CREDIT IN FALSE CLAIMS ACT CASES
Advisories | News | DOJ RELEASES NEW GUIDELINES FOR COOPERATION CREDIT IN FALSE CLAIMS ACT CASES

May 9, 2019 On May 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released new guidance on how targets of False Claims Act (FCA) investigations may receive “credit” for proactively… Read more »

Act Now to Clean-Up Medicare Enrollment Records to Avoid Denied Claims After July 1
Advisories | News | Act Now to Clean-Up Medicare Enrollment Records to Avoid Denied Claims After July 1

April 26, 2019 Starting July 1, 2019, CMS will reject Medicare claims for services performed at a hospital’s off-campus provider-based department if the department’s address listed on the claim is… Read more »

DOL PROPOSES MAJOR CHANGES TO OVERTIME CALCULATION AND ELIGIBILITY
Advisories | News | DOL PROPOSES MAJOR CHANGES TO OVERTIME CALCULATION AND ELIGIBILITY

APRIL 9, 2019 In a span of four weeks, the U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) has issued two regulatory proposals that may affect the wages of millions of American… Read more »

90% of FCA Recoveries in FY 2018 Came from Health Care Industry
Advisories | News | 90% of FCA Recoveries in FY 2018 Came from Health Care Industry

January 22, 2019 The Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered more than $2.8 billion in settlements and judgements from civil cases involving fraud and false claims in FY 2018.  Nearly 90… Read more »

DOJ’s Health Care Fraud Unit Sees Growth and Notable Results in FY 2018
Advisories | News | DOJ’s Health Care Fraud Unit Sees Growth and Notable Results in FY 2018

January 10, 2019 The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Criminal Division recently released its Fraud Section Year in Review for 2018.  The Fraud Section runs three litigating units, including the… Read more »

THE VIRGINIA PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM AS A TOOL OF ENFORCEMENT
Advisories | News | THE VIRGINIA PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM AS A TOOL OF ENFORCEMENT

December 19, 2018 The Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program (“PMP”) is a statewide electronic database with information on dispensed controlled substances included in Schedule II, III and IV; those in Schedule… Read more »

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