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MassHealth Continues to Recoup Medicaid Funds

May 23, 2019 Media Mentions

MassHealth's plans to recoup Medicaid funds on behalf of patients has been worked on for 18 years, but has been denied yet again. A judge weighing in on the Massachusetts Division of Medical Assistance asserts that the division has yet to do something since the Supreme Judicial Court ruling in 2003. Massachusetts Lawyers Weeklypublished an article, "MassHealth's plan to recoup Medicaid funds denied again," in which they quoted health care attorney Gary Rosenberg, "I am surprised that, after 18 years, MassHealth continues to go down this road."

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Research Non-Compliance Investigations

Assisted various hospital systems and research institutes with the investigation of alleged non-compliance with applicable U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations in...

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61 Verrill Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers, 12 as Lawyers of the Year

(September 3, 2019) – More than 60 Verrill attorneys were once again recognized as “Best Lawyers” by Best Lawyers® 2020 . In addition, 12 attorneys from the firm were named “Lawyer of the Year,&rdquo...

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Summer is Here, But Will Your Medicare Outpatient Claims Get Paid?

CMS’  Exact Match  Requirement for Addresses Your hospital may have some corrective work to do over the next few weeks if you want to avoid delays in receiving payment for your Medicare claims for...

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Conflicts of Interest

Reviewed medical center’s systems, policies and procedures for identifying, assessing, and managing investigator and institutional conflicts of interest.

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Massachusetts Final Budget: How the Act will Affect Pharmaceutical Companies

On July 31, 2019, Governor Charlie Baker signed a $43.3 billion fiscal year 2020 budget (“ General Appropriations Act ”).  Originating from the Conference Committee’s budget, the General Appropriations Act accounts for any vetoes...

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Informed Consent Form Templates

Developed 23 different types of global research informed consent templates for a major pharmaceutical company along with detailed negotiation guidelines for compliance with applicable laws and best practices.

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European Union GDPR—Institution

Counseled a preeminent health system and academic medical center on its compliance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in relation to its clinical and research activities, including its international research studies...

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U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Hospitals in Allina DSH Part C Days Decision

On June 3, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court (“Court”) issued a 7-1 decision in  Azar v. Allina Health Services , favoring hospitals that had sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS&rdquo...

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BORIM Issues Guidance on Recent Changes to Practice of Medicine Regulations

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine (“BORIM”) recently finalized revisions to 243 CMR 2.00 (Licensure and the Practice of Medicine).  These changes took effect on August 9, 2019.  Because of the uncertainty resulting...

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Massachusetts Budget Update: Commonwealth Now Waiting on Governor Baker

On July 22, 2019, the Massachusetts House of Representatives (“House”) and Senate Conference Committee (“Conference Committee”) released the Commonwealth’s $43.1 billion fiscal year 2020 budget bill (“ H. 4000 ”). It passed the House...