Health Law Diagnosis

*This post was co-authored by Lily Denslow, legal intern at Robinson+Cole. Lily is not admitted to practice law.

On June 27, 2024, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its 2024 National Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action, which resulted in criminal charges against 193 defendants for alleged participation in various health care fraud schemes alleged to

This post is co-authored by Seth Orkand, co-chair of Robinson+Cole’s Government Enforcement and White-Collar Defense Team.

On April 29, 2024, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a $1.3 million settlement (Settlement) with a South Carolina clinical laboratory marketer and his marketing company, and three physicians and their medical practices in North Carolina, to resolve alleged

On May 9, 2024, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed into law Public Act No. 24-6, “An Act Concerning the Reporting of Medical Debt,” (The Act). The Act prohibits health care providers from reporting medical debt to credit rating agencies and makes various updates to existing laws regarding the reporting of medical debt already applicable

On May 9, 2024, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed into law Public Act No. 24-4, “An Act Concerning Emergency Department Crowding,” (The Act). The Act requires all Connecticut hospitals with an emergency department to, no later than January 1, 2025, and annually thereafter until January 1, 2029, analyze certain data with the goals of:

State Law Permitting Dispensation of Emergency Contraception by Vending Machines

Legislation passed in 2022 in Massachusetts and in 2023 in Connecticut removes barriers for college students trying to obtain emergency contraception pills like Plan B One-Step. In light of uncertainty around abortion protections following the Supreme Court’s 2022 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

On March 12, 2024, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an important decision interpreting the “willfulness” standard necessary to find a violation of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS). The decision provides important guidance for health care and pharmaceutical organizations on what constitutes a knowing violation of the AKS and for counsel

In a prior blog post, we noted the trend of states enacting legislation implementing reporting requirements for certain healthcare transactions. On March 13, 2024, Indiana joined this trend as Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb enacted Senate Enrolled Act No. 9 (the Act). The Act mandates that, effective July 1, 2024, Indiana health care entities involved