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FisherBroyles Announces New Intellectual Property Partner, Louis Wagner

(Cleveland, Ohio — April 6, 2017) — FisherBroyles, LLP (“FisherBroyles”) is pleased to announce that Louis Wagner has joined its Cleveland office as a partner in its Intellectual Property Law Group.  Mr. Wagner is an experienced patent attorney with a true passion for providing thoughtful and judiciously creative advice to help clients succeed. Mr. Wagner [...]

FisherBroyles Partner, Richard Cohen, Quoted in Business Insurance Article, “Sexual orientation deserves Title VII protections: 7th Circuit”, April 5, 2017 edition

Click here for more info -- http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170405/NEWS06/912312784/Sexual-orientation-deserves-Title-VII-protections-7th-Circuit-Appeals-Court-rule

Perpetrators of $172 Million Healthcare Fraud Scheme Sentenced in Florida

Six months after the original charges were filed in federal court, 9 of 16 defendants in a massive healthcare fraud scheme were sentenced to lengthy jail terms ranging from 2 to 15 years, along with being hit with asset forfeitures of over $30 million.  Later hearings will determine additional amounts to be paid in restitution. [...]

Anthony Calamunci and Brian Dickerson were interviewed by RXinsider on the status of the Pharmacy industry.  

Each week FisherBroyles will provide access to the industry specific Q&A interview sessions hosted by RXinsider so you can learn what the newest legal and industry issues are and how to address these issues when running your pharmacy. Please see Brian’s interview HERE with RXinsider discussing the future for compounding pharmacies post TRICARE reform.

FisherBroyles Partner, Richard Cohen, Quoted in Business Insurance Article, “Fate of title VII sexual orientation question may lie with 7th circuit”, April 4, 2017 edition

Read more here - http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170404/NEWS06/912312735/Title-VII-sexual-orientation-discrimination-question-7th-US-Circuit-Court-of-App

Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Compliance Program: OIG Issues Guide Describing Elements and Metrics

On March 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) released a 53-page document, “Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness: A Resource Guide.”  Forty independent compliance professionals and staff from the HHS-OIG developed the guide during the Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA) Compliance Institute. The Guide summarizes the results and [...]

FisherBroyles Partner, Brian Dickerson, along with Jean Acevedo of Acevedo Consulting, hosted a webinar on March 30, 2017, Compliance in the 21st Century – Current Trends

The webinar presented the current criminal and civil enforcement landscape in the healthcare industry and how healthcare providers must ensure their compliance programs are properly tailored for their practice and ensuring necessary compliance audits are being conducted.  Click here to view full webinar: https://fisherbroyles.sharefile.com/d-s40d59fc32db4f79b  

Telling a Tall Tale: Reports of Demise of Privacy Obligations are Greatly Exaggerated

There has been a good deal of public discussion of pending legislative action to relieve internet service providers of the obligation to obtain affirmative consent of customers [‘opt-in’] before collecting and sharing customer information. Those engaged in digital marketing via e-mail and text message may wonder what this means for their efforts.  In our view, [...]

CMS Hits 17 Medicare Plans with Civil Monetary Penalties

In recent weeks, 17 private insurers that provide drug coverage to seniors through Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans were on the receiving end of notification letters informing them that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was imposing civil monetary penalties for noncompliance with a range of Medicare prescription drug regulations. The [...]