Appellate court rules on pre-suit requirement in medical malpractice cases

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has upheld a portion of Florida’s medical malpractice law ruling ...
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HHS proposes new safe harbors

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a rule that would amend the safe harbors to the ...
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DEA inspections: Know your rights

Anyone who prescribes, administers, or dispenses controlled substances must be registered with the DEA. This includes manufacturers as well as ...
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FDA cracks down on hydrocodone combination drugs

Effective Oct. 6, 2014, hydrocodone combination products will be moved from a Schedule III to a more strict Schedule II ...
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CMS reverses decision on error data reporting

In August, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) stopped making public reports of eight different hospital-acquired conditions (HACs). ...
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New CMS rule allows flexibility in certified EHR technology for 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule on Aug. 29 that allows healthcare providers more ...
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Pharmaceutical Complaince Monitor – Nothing But Net–Four Keys to Drafting The Right Compliance Officer

In recent years, the federal government has adopted what might be viewed as a “take no prisoners” stance when it ...
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