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DaVita Agree to $495 Million Settlement in Alleged Medicare Fraud Lawsuit Filed by Qui Tam Whistleblowers

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On Monday, May 4, 2015, DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. (DaVita), and one of the leading dialysis services providers in the United States, agreed to pay the U.S. Government $450 million for allegedly violating the False Claims Act (FCA) when it continuously discarded good medicine and then billed Medicare and …

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FDA Regulation of mHealth Updates

At the Food Drug and Law Institute’s annual conference on April 21, 2015, Bakul Patel, Associate Director for Digital Health, Office of Center Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), held a discussion of “FDA Regulation of Mobile Health/Medical Applications.”  There have already been several important developments in FDA regulation of mHealth products this …

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Moving to the Cloud: Some Key Considerations for Healthcare Entities

Healthcare providers, health plans, and other entities are increasingly utilizing cloud services to collect, aggregate, store and process data.  A recent report by IDC Health Insights suggests that 80 percent of healthcare data is expected to pass through the cloud by 2020.  As a substantial amount of healthcare data comprises “personal information” or “protected health …

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Erin Smith Aebel: Integrating Legal Marketing into your Practice

Erin Smith Aebel has spent her almost twenty year career developing knowledge in the field of Health Care Law, and a significant amount of her effort has gone into integrating solid marketing techniques into her legal practice.  This combination has proved highly successful, as she has accumulated a long list of awards and a bustling, …

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Hospital Antitrust Skirmish Over Economist

Antitrust law is designed to help the Davids of the world maintain a level playing field with the Goliaths. That objective was realized when Boise, Idaho-based hospital operator St. Alphonsus Health System, Inc. (“St. Al’s”) sued rival St. Luke’s Health System, Ltd. (“St. Luke’s”), to block St. Luke’s acquisition of the Saltzer Medical Group (“Saltzer”), …

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