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Failures of Imagination in Public Health Policy

Bill of Health

That is why the ACA’s Medicaid expansion doesn’t exist in 11 states , why the penalties for failing to have insurance under the “individual mandate” has been set to $0.00. Witness the success of environmental policy litigation in the ’70s. They tried to scuttle the federally run insurance exchanges and almost got the entire ACA thrown out.

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Texas Physician Assistant Arrested for Unlawfully Practicing Medicine

Med-Net Compliance

A 49-year-old Texas physician assistant was arrested and charged for his role in a scheme to defraud Medicaid by working with a suspended medical license. On July 20, 2021, the Texas Medical Board allegedly ordered the immediate suspension of his physician assistant license, deeming him to be a “continuing threat to public welfare.”


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U.S. Supreme Court Lifts Preliminary Injunctions on Healthcare Worker Vaccine Mandate

Healthcare Law Blog

On January 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) Interim Final Rule (the “Rule”) in a 5-4 decision, staying the preliminary injunctions issued for 24 states by the District Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Western District of Louisiana.

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Hospital at Home Programs Extended, But Final Push Is Needed

C&M Health Law

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a number of waivers and flexibilities to help healthcare providers manage the influx of patients during the Public Health Emergency (PHE). H@H programs can increase the accessibility and availability of health care services for patients.

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EMTALA in the Post-Dobbs World

Healthcare Law Blog

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) requires hospitals with emergency departments and participating in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) programs to provide medical screening, treatment and transfer for patients with emergency medical conditions (EMCs) or women in labor. [1]

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Alabama Doctor and 3 Nurse Practitioners Charged With Running Fraudulent Pill Mill

Pharmacy Law Blog

Prosecutors alleged the medical personnel diagnosed patients at the Alabama practice with “vague, unsubstantiated medical conditions,” and prescribed controlled substances in 30-day quantities. It includes defense in federal or state court and defense in federal or state administrative hearings.

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Health Provider News – January 7, 2022

Hall Render

HHS: Protections against surprise medical bills implemented at dawn of new year. More Military Medical Personnel Are Assisting Hospitals With Covid-19 Treatment As Staff Shortages Mount. No Surprises Act” takes effect in 2022, limiting unexpected medical bills. CMS approves California’s Medicaid overhaul.