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    Register Now! 18th Annual Washington Health Law Summit Virtual Conference Dec 7-9

    Join our faculty of leading healthcare experts as they help to navigate an insiders’ view of the timely policy issues affecting the healthcare industry today. Our presenters will guide you through key topics including Artificial Intelligence, responding to a pandemic situation, public health parity, what to expect after Election 2020, and key policy shifts following recent court rulings.

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    FTC Announces Expansion of Merger Retrospective Program

    The FTC’s Bureau of Economics recently announced plans to revamp the Merger Retrospective Program, expanding the Bureau’s retrospective research efforts.

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    Temporary Restraining Order Denied in Novant Health Acquisition

    North Carolina Superior Court Judge Phyllis Gorham denied a request filed by Save Our Hospital, a local non-profit advocacy group, for a temporary restraining order to allow for additional time to vet the proposed acquisition of New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) by Novant Health.

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    2014 Advanced Persistent Threat Attack Leads to the Second Largest HIPAA Settlement on Record at $6.85 Million

    On September 25, OCR announced that it has reached the second largest HIPAA settlement to date. As the result of a 2014 HIPAA breach, Premera Blue Cross (“Premera”)—the largest health plan in the Pacific Northwest—agreed to enter into a corrective action plan that includes a settlement in the amount of $6.85 million and two years of monitoring.

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    Nomination Slate for Officers and Council Members for FY 2021

    The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for Officers and Council members for FY 2021

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    Free Member Benefit and On-Demand CLE Videos

    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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