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Showing 5 posts from September 2015.

New DOJ Guidance Formalizes Requirement that Corporate Defendants Must Provide Information about Individual Misconduct in Order to Obtain Credit for Cooperating with DOJ Investigation

On September 9, 2015, Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Sally Quillian Yates (Yates) - the number two in command at the Department of Justice (DOJ) - issued new guidance to DOJ personnel and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation concerning individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing. Read More ›

Practitioners often assume that because they are privileged to do X, they automatically also should be privileged to do Y, and are frustrated when they encounter new or different privileging requirements for Y, arguing that it is just an extension of what they already are authorized to do. Read More ›

CMS Issues RFI Seeking Comments Regarding MACRA Payment Reforms

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a Request For Information (RFI), seeking input regarding implementation of payment systems under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Read More ›

HLB Health Law Perspectives Special Congressional Outlook Issue


Congress must tend to two critical legislative items this fall: appropriations for fiscal year (FY) 2016 and an increase in the federal debt ceiling. In addition, the House Ways and Means Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee along with the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will be pursuing a range of health policy agenda items related to hospitals, chronic care, electronic health records (EHR), and 21st Century Cures. Read More ›

(Los Angeles) - On behalf of out-­of-­network California Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs), Hooper, Lundy and Bookman, PC, (HLB) is pleased to announce that it today filed a motion for preliminary approval to settle a class action complaint it filed more than six years ago. Read More ›

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