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    Antitrust in Healthcare Virtual Conference February 10-12, 2021 Open for Registration

    Our expert faculty of leading government attorneys, private counsel representing both plaintiffs and defendants, international enforcers, and economists will provide practical advice, insights, and policy recommendations. Please join us to receive the most timely and significant information on key antitrust issues affecting the healthcare industry.

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    HRSA Distributes More COVID-19 Quality Incentive Payments to Nursing Homes

    Over 9,000 nursing homes  are eligible to receive a portion of $523 million in COVID-19 Provider Relief Funds for meeting infection control and mortality criteria in effect from September through October, according to HRSA.

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    Pharmacies, Providers Agree to Forfeiture, Restitution, Fines and Civil Penalties of More Than $60 Million

    Three individuals and sixteen pharmacies pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of healthcare fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, and conspiracy to violate the federal anti-kickback statutes between September 2013 and May 2018.

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    HHS Proposes Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to Empower Patients, Improve Coordinated Care, and Reduce Regulatory Burdens

    On December 10, HHS announced proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to remove barriers to coordinated care and to reduce regulatory burdens.

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    FDA Authorizes Over-the-Counter At-Home COVID-19 Test

    On December 15, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Ellume COVID-19 Home Test. This is the first fully at-home diagnostic test for COVID-19 that does not require a prescription. 

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    The Section is providing a mix of complimentary Member Benefit and On-Demand videos. Expand your knowledge and skills with our webinars featuring a variety of special guests and topics.

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    Preparing for Pandemics and Disasters: Emergency Preparedness Requirements

    This webinar focused on the emergency preparedness Final Rule which was updated by CMS on September 30, 2019, and preparations for accreditation surveys under the updated Rule.

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    A Lawyer's Ethical Duty to be Proficient in Today’s Technology and to be Circumspect when Using it

    In this webinar, Lynn Barrett explored a lawyer's ethical duty to be proficient in today's technology utilizing the ABA's Model Rules as a guide.

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    Healthcare Sector COVID 19 Waivers-Impact on Operations and Valuations

    The presentation provides an overview of the specific 1135 Waivers by industry through the latest updates issued by CMS as of 5/15. VMG provides a real time impact on COVID for publicly traded companies within the industry and provides VMG’s perspective on the impact to operations with regards to 1135 Waivers.

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    Qui Tam Cases: The Impact of the Granston Memo in Practice

    In 2018, the Director of DOJ's Civil Fraud Section, Michael Granston, issued a memo advising U.S. Attorneys to consider dismissing meritless False Claims Act ("FCA") suits instead of simply declining intervention.

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    Trending CLE: COVID-19 Collections

    The spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is having significant legal implications across the sector: from remote working to dealing with the effects of the pandemic on business, firms, employees and associates. The ABA is pleased to be able to offer a variety of CLE webinars and on-demand products that specifically address some of your questions on the effects of this outbreak. We are pleased to feature free-to-member live webinars for your legal education. Get CLE credit and get informed!

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