Gasteazoro v. Catholic Health Initiatives Colo.
No. 13CA0648 (Colo. Ct. App. Oct. 9, 2014)
DISCRIMINATION – NATIONAL ORIGIN AND DISABILITY
Shah v. Univ. of Tex. Sw. Med. Sch.
No. 3:13-CV-4834-D (N.D. Tex. Oct. 20, 2014)
Sanders v. Legacy Emanuel Med. Center
No. 3:14-cv-00690-PK (D. Or. Oct. 16, 2014)
FALSE CLAIMS/QUI TAM CASES
U.S. ex rel. Guardiola v. Renown Health
No. 3:12-cv-00295-LRH-VPC (D. Nev. Oct. 16, 2014)
Copeland v. Good Samaritan Hosp.
No. H039933 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 22, 2014)
YOUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK
IRS Guidance on ACOs and Tax-Exempt Bonds
Earlier this week, the Internal Revenue Service issued interim guidance for determining whether a 501(c)(3) hospital that benefits from tax-exempt bond financing will be considered to have private business use of its bond financed facilities as a result of its participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program through an Accountable Care Organization (“ACO”). According to the guidance, “participation…in the Shared Savings Program through an ACO in itself will not result in private business use of the tax-exempt bond financed facility if [certain] conditions [are met].”
CDC Guidance on Ebola
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) continues to refine and expand on its guidance for addressing Ebola. Recently, the CDC posted on its website recommendations for the evaluation and management of patients who present in hospital emergency departments with suspected Ebola Virus. On October 28, 2014, the CDC issued updated guidance on the “Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Exposure.”