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Unpacking NY's Revised Hospital Cybersecurity Rule Proposal

The New York State Department of Health's recently revised hospital cybersecurity rule proposal highlights increas... (more story)

Short-Term Takeaways From CMS' New Long-Term Care Rules

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' new final rule on nursing home staffing minimums imposes controversi... (more story)

FDA's Data Monitoring Guidance Reveals Future Expectations

As the world of clinical research grows increasingly complex, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent draft... (more story)

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Ontrak CEO Told Broker To Sell Shares Quickly, Jury Hears

A stockbroker testifying Tuesday in the California federal insider trading trial for Ontrak's founder said the executive didn't accept his advice to delay selling shares of the healthcare company to avoid the ... (more story)

Kirkland-Led InTandem Capital Lands $715M For 3rd Fund

New York-based healthcare services-focused private equity firm InTandem Capital Partners LLC, advised by Kirkland & Ellis LLP, on Tuesday announced that it has clinched its third private equity fund, above tar... (more story)

Rao Tracks His Journey From Stay-At-Home Dad To FTC

Rahul Rao said that every role he's taken on — from BigLaw attorney to stay-at-home dad to overseeing healthcare mergers at the Federal Trade Commission — has helped shape him into the lawyer he is today.

Conn. Hospital Broke $4.25M Property Sale Deal, Buyer Says

A Connecticut hospital has been accused in state court of breaking its $4.25 million property sale contract after the sale was called off following the hospital's merger with Northwell Healthcare Inc.

Addus HomeCare Buys Gentiva's Personal Care Biz For $350M

Home care services company Addus HomeCare Corp. on Monday unveiled plans to buy the personal care operations from hospice company Gentiva for an anticipated price of roughly $350 million in a deal shaped by three law firms.

Ventilator Co. Vyaire Hits Ch. 11 As COVID Demand Wanes

Vyaire Medical Inc., a company that makes breathing ventilators and other respiratory treatment and diagnosis products, filed for Chapter 11 protection in Delaware after demand for its products waned following... (more story)

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Rehab Clinics Add To MultiPlan Insurance Fixing Pile-On

Addiction treatment providers sued MultiPlan, Aetna, Cigna, UnitedHealth and Elevance Friday and Saturday in 14 separate New York federal court complaints that appear to be the first to add substance abuse dis... (more story)

Medical-Aesthetic Device Rivals Set For Sept. Poaching Trial

A Boston federal judge on Monday scheduled a post-Labor Day jury trial for medical-aesthetic device company Cynosure's $78 million poaching lawsuit against rival Reveal Lasers, urging the parties to "keep it s... (more story)

DC Circ. Undoes Library Of Congress Win In Fair Use Fight

The D.C. Circuit on Friday reversed a lower court's decision that had rejected two industry groups' challenge to a final rule that categorized medical device diagnostic procedures and repairs as fair use exemp... (more story)

'Food As Health' Serves Up Fresh Legal Considerations

The growth of food as medicine presents a significant opportunity for healthcare organizations and nontraditional healthcare players to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs, though these innovative progra... (more story)

Samsung Strikes First With Smart Ring IP Suit Against Oura

Samsung has yet to announce a release date for its new Galaxy Ring brand of wearable, health-tracking devices, but it has filed an intellectual property suit in California federal court Thursday targeting a Fi... (more story)

FTC, SEC Urged To Probe UnitedHealth's 'Negligent' Security

The chair of the U.S. Senate finance committee on Thursday pressed the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to hold UnitedHealth Group and its top executives liable for "num... (more story)

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6th Circ. Judge Doubts Clinic's Standing To Block Bias Law

During Sixth Circuit arguments Tuesday probing whether a Christian medical clinic can block Michigan from targeting it for refusing to facilitate gender transitions, one judge searched for evidence that the cl... (more story)

Doc-Patient Privilege, The Four Tops, And A Win For Humana

Humana wins a round in a Medicare Advantage lawsuit. The high court takes up hospital "dish" payment case. A Motown legend sues a Michigan hospital. Law360 looks at those and other legal cases from the past week.

Texas, Mont. Sue HHS Over ACA Trans Discrimination Rule

Texas and Montana filed suit against the Biden administration seeking to halt its rule clarifying the application of the Affordable Care Act's nondiscrimination protections to gender identity, saying the new r... (more story)

Judge Says Fla. Trans Medical Care Ban Is Unconstitutional

A Florida federal judge on Tuesday declared that a state law banning gender-affirming care for transgender minors and restricting it for adults is unconstitutional because it was motivated by animus for a spec... (more story)

High Court On Familiar Ground In Hospital Pay Row

Two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a case about federal formula for calculating disproportionate share hospital payments — commonly called "dish" payments — under Medicare Part A. A similar case set... (more story)

10 Firms Seek $13M Fee For Effexor Antitrust Deal

Ten law firms asked a New Jersey federal judge on Monday to award $13 million in counsel fees and an additional $2.1 million in costs for representing direct buyers in a $39 million settlement with Pfizer Inc.... (more story)