DOL Clarifies How Holidays Impact Partial Weeks Taken Under FMLA

Whether the holiday time counts against FMLA depends on two factors.

New York Enacts Notice Requirements for Material Health Care Transactions but Removes Approval Authority

The Amendment was enacted as a measure in response to private equity investment in health care and to address a perceived lack of oversight and regulation of private investment in Healthcare Entities.

Federal Court Grants Medical Center’s Request for Transfer of FTC Suit

On May 23, the D.C. District Court issued an order granting LCMC’s request to have the case transferred.

CMS Final Rule: Medicare Advantage Plans Subject to Two-Midnight Coverage Condition

Regarding inpatient admissions specifically, CMS’ Final Rule confirms that the two-midnight condition set forth in the traditional Medicare regulations applies likewise to MA coverage requirements.

Sixth Circuit Denies Rehearing in Hospital-Physician Kickback Case

The Sixth Circuit issued an order denying the request for a rehearing of a case involving a hospital’s decision not to hire an ophthalmologist in return for a general commitment of continued surgery referrals from another ophthalmologist.

Karl S. Myers Appointed as Co-Chair of Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Appellate Advocacy Committee

Mr. Myers will work collaboratively with committee leaders to advance the Appellate Advocacy Committee’s mission.

CMS Guidance on the Expiration of the Public Health Emergency

On May 1, CMS issued guidance regarding the May 11 expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Derick S. Kauffman and Mark E. Rosenstein Join Stevens & Lee

Derick S. Kauffman and Mark E. Rosenstein have joined the firm's Corporate, Finance and Capital Markets Department.

Joanne Judge Receives Highest Honor for Volunteerism from United Way of Berks County

United Way's Wilbur H. Doran Award is the organization’s highest honor in recognizing an individual’s long-term commitment and outstanding service to the Berks County community.

Recent Developments in PA Tax Exemption Appeals

FTC Sues to Compel State-Approved Hospital Acquisitions to Comply with Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Requirements

While it anticipated that LCMC and HCA will file motions requesting that the FTC’s case be transferred to the Eastern District of Louisiana, it is not clear at this juncture which court will ultimately adjudicate the pending suits.

Supreme Court Unanimously Rules in Favor of Axon: Challenges to Constitutionality of FTC Structure/Process May Proceed in Federal Court

Axon is now free to immediately pursue its constitutional challenges to the FTC processes/structure, the implications of which are significant to the health care industry.

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