AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
Lopreato v. Select Specialty Hosp.-N. Ky.
Civil Action No. 12-217-DLB-JGW (E.D. Ky. Dec. 3, 2014)
Bastidas v. Good Samaritan Hosp.
Case No. 13-cv-04388-SI (N.D. Cal. Dec. 8, 2014)
DUTY TO TREAT
Anestis v. United States
Civil Action No. 11-28-DLB-REW (E.D. Ky. Dec. 3, 2014)
Appleyard v. Governor Juan F. Luis Hosp. Med. Ctr.
Ct. Civ. No. 2014-0056 (D.V.I. Dec. 2, 2014)
FALSE CLAIMS ACT
Tibor v. Mich. Orthopaedic Inst.
No. 14-10920 (E.D. Mich. Dec. 5, 2014)
FALSE CLAIMS ACT
U.S. ex rel. Schaengold v. Mem’l Health, Inc.
No. 4:11-cv-58 (S.D. Ga. Dec. 8, 2014)
YOUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK
Same-Sex Marriage Proposed Rule
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a proposed rule that revised certain Conditions of Participation that would ensure that same-sex spouses in legally-valid marriages are afforded equal rights in all facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid. CMS also issued a Memorandum regarding changes to the State Operations Manual along these same lines.
The U.S. Senate approved Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as Surgeon General.
Breaking up Is Hard to Do?
The Federal Trade Commission entered into a proposed settlement with Community Health Systems, Inc. (“CHS”) to divest Riverview Regional Medical Center and Carolina Pines Medical Center, and related assets, including outpatient facilities, in Alabama and South Carolina as a condition of CHS’s acquisition of Health Management Associates, Inc.
OIG Posts Semiannual Report
The Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) posted its Fall 2014 Semiannual Report and reported that it expects $4.9 billion in recoveries for FY 2014, that it excluded 4,017 individuals and entities from federal health care program participation in FY 2014, and reported 971 criminal actions against individuals or entities that engaged in crimes against some of the 100 programs overseen by OIG.