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Newsletter articles from 2014

All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta and Shane Swords September 2014 Summaries of recent cases related to health care law.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta and Shane Swords June 2014 Summaries of recent cases related to health care law.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta, Kent Larsson, and Shane Swords March 2014 Summaries of recent cases related to health care law.
Illinois Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act: What whistleblowers and providers should know By R. Scott Oswald September 2014 Readers are likely familiar with the federal Medicare and Medicaid Anti-Kickback Statute as well as with the False Claims Act. However, they may be less familiar with the Illinois Claims Fraud Prevention Act which includes provisions similar to those found in the federal laws, but applicable to private insurers. This article provides a primer on the Illinois Act with illustrative cases.
Modified policy on Freedom of Information Act disclosure of amounts paid to individual physicians under the Medicare Program Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services March 2014 In January, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that effective March 18, 2014, it will follow “a new policy regarding requests made under the Freedom of Information Act for information on amounts paid to individual physicians under the Medicare program. . . .” Under this new policy, physicians may find that their Medicare payments in a given year become public information. A summary of this new policy is included in this issue.
The Supreme Court’s impending decision in the contraceptive mandate cases: Will it go the way of the Seventh Circuit? By Valerie J. Munson June 2014 The Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, and its application to secular corporations with strong religious orientations, has been the subject of multiple and conflicting decisions from the lower federal courts. On March 24, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two cases in which secular corporations have sought exemption from the contraceptive mandate on free exercise grounds. This article examines the arguments advanced before the Court and suggests how the cases may be resolved.