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Verrill Attorney Roosevelt Sought for Comment on Major Health Merger

August 14, 2019 Media Mentions

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan signed an agreement to merge, bringing together Massachusetts' second and third largest insurers and creating a huge rival for Blue Cross Blue Shield. Jim Roosevelt, health care attorney at Verrill and former CEO of Tufts Health Plan, was quoted in an article and provided some insight on what the merger will bring, saying, "that the entity would create a strong mix of commercial, Medicaid, Medicare and exchange business that would be good for the state's market long-term, strengthening local non-profit insurers in the face of national competition from the likes of Aetna and United HealthCare."

To read the full article and see more of what Jim has to say, you can find the story on Boston Business Journal or MassLive.com.

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Massachusetts Health Care Bill Makes Several Significant Changes

While you were celebrating the New Year, Governor Baker signed Chapter 260 of the Acts of 2020, an “Act promoting a resilient health care system that puts patients first,” the result of the Legislature’s...

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Verrill Welcomes Jeffrey A. Smagula, Experienced Health Care and Life Sciences Attorney, Former Health Plan Compliance Executive

(May 12, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Jeffrey A. Smagula to the firm’s Boston office as Counsel in its nationally recognized Health Care & Life Sciences Group. Jeff Smagula brings to Verrill...

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340B Providers Get Partial Relief from New Dispute Resolution Regulation

1. 340B ADR Process Established At long last, more than ten years after Congress directed it to do so, HHS has finalized an alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) process for both providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers...

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“If I've told you once, I've told you eight times…” HHS OIG Issues Another Audit Report on Hospitals’ Failure to Report Credits for Explanted Cardiac Devices and Lays the Groundwork Collection of Overpayments

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Pharmaceutical Compounding: a History, Regulatory Overview, and Systematic Review of Compounding Errors

In November 2020, Alicia Siani co-authored with C. James Watson, James D. Whitledge, and Michele M. Burns "Pharmaceutical Compounding: a History, Regulatory Overview, and Systematic Review of Compounding Errors," published in Journal of Medical...

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65 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2022, Including Eight Named Lawyers of the Year

(August 31, 2021) – 65 Verrill attorneys were recognized as "Best Lawyers" by Best Lawyers® 2022 , including 8 attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year,” a distinguished recognition for only a single lawyer in...

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Fraud and Abuse Investigations Handbook for the Health Care Industry, Second Edition.

Health care attorney Paul Shaw co-authored Fraud and Abuse Investigations Handbook for the Health Care Industry, Second Edition with Robert Griffith, published by the American Health Law Association (AHLA). Paul and Robert provide legal...

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Patent Litigation: Medical Device

Defended company medical device manufacturer against claimed infringement of expired patent relating to laser hair removal; obtained stay of matter pending reexamination of patent, which resulted in cancelling of all allegedly infringing claims and...

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HHS Confirms Providers’ Right to 340B Discount Pricing for Contract Pharmacies

As a holiday gift to providers, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) General Counsel recently issued a strongly worded Advisory Opinion indicating that federal law requires drug manufacturers to deliver covered...

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Hospital Price Transparency Rule: Full Steam Ahead

Neither COVID-19 nor continued legal challenges appear likely to derail the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ( CMS) Hospital Price Transparency Rule from going into effect on January 1, 2021. Hospitals therefore should...

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