Expert Analysis

Unpacking NY's Revised Hospital Cybersecurity Rule Proposal

The New York State Department of Health's recently revised hospital cybersecurity rule proposal highlights increas... (more story)

Short-Term Takeaways From CMS' New Long-Term Care Rules

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' new final rule on nursing home staffing minimums imposes controversi... (more story)

FDA's Data Monitoring Guidance Reveals Future Expectations

As the world of clinical research grows increasingly complex, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent draft... (more story)

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Pa. Nursing Home Creditors OK With $43.7M DIP Loan

Creditors of a Pittsburgh-area nursing home network indicated Thursday they were open to $43.7 million in debtor-in-possession financing as the group prepares to potentially sell off a portion of its footprint... (more story)

Yale Hospital OK With Merging Suits Over Stalled $435M Sale

Yale New Haven Hospital has consented to combining two dueling lawsuits over its stalled $435 million deal to buy three Connecticut facilities operated by California-based Prospect Medical Holdings Inc., agree... (more story)

Texas Anesthesia Co. Appealing To Duck FTC Suit To 5th Circ.

U.S. Anesthesia Partners Inc. gave notice Wednesday that it will ask the Fifth Circuit to review a Texas federal judge's mid-May decision refusing to toss Federal Trade Commission allegations of a monopolistic... (more story)

Directors Of Defunct Med Tech SPAC Seek Toss Of Del. Suit

Directors of a special purpose acquisition company that merged with now-defunct medical technology company Better Therapeutics Inc. urged Delaware's Court of Chancery on Wednesday to toss a shareholder's suit ... (more story)

Sen. Dems Seek Criminal Penalties For PE Hospital 'Looters'

A pair of Democratic senators are targeting private equity's role in the healthcare industry, introducing new legislation Tuesday that would give federal and state enforcers new tools to go after firms they sa... (more story)

Ontrak CEO Told Broker To Sell Shares Quickly, Jury Hears

A stockbroker testifying Tuesday in the California federal insider trading trial for Ontrak's founder said the executive didn't accept his advice to delay selling shares of the healthcare company to avoid the ... (more story)

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IP Forecast: Cooley Atty Faces DQ Bid Over Past Patent Work

A prominent Cooley LLP lawyer will face questions next week in a Philadelphia courtroom over her work a decade ago at her former firm defending a cloud software startup that is now suing a Cooley client. Here'... (more story)

Rehab Clinics Add To MultiPlan Insurance Fixing Pile-On

Addiction treatment providers sued MultiPlan, Aetna, Cigna, UnitedHealth and Elevance Friday and Saturday in 14 separate New York federal court complaints that appear to be the first to add substance abuse dis... (more story)

Medical-Aesthetic Device Rivals Set For Sept. Poaching Trial

A Boston federal judge on Monday scheduled a post-Labor Day jury trial for medical-aesthetic device company Cynosure's $78 million poaching lawsuit against rival Reveal Lasers, urging the parties to "keep it s... (more story)

DC Circ. Undoes Library Of Congress Win In Fair Use Fight

The D.C. Circuit on Friday reversed a lower court's decision that had rejected two industry groups' challenge to a final rule that categorized medical device diagnostic procedures and repairs as fair use exemp... (more story)

'Food As Health' Serves Up Fresh Legal Considerations

The growth of food as medicine presents a significant opportunity for healthcare organizations and nontraditional healthcare players to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs, though these innovative progra... (more story)

Samsung Strikes First With Smart Ring IP Suit Against Oura

Samsung has yet to announce a release date for its new Galaxy Ring brand of wearable, health-tracking devices, but it has filed an intellectual property suit in California federal court Thursday targeting a Fi... (more story)

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Justices Hand Abortion Advocates An Incomplete Win

The U.S. Supreme Court's rejection Thursday of a challenge to the abortion drug mifepristone will do little to safeguard long-term access to the medication while suggesting that it will be up to voters, not ju... (more story)

Thomas Targets Group Standing In Mifepristone Ruling

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas joined his colleagues Thursday to unanimously uphold broad access to the abortion medication mifepristone for now, but he wrote separately to challenge a standing rul... (more story)

Feds Get $4.6M In Deal Over Telehealth Billing Fraud Probe

A multi-state network of behavioral health companies and their CEO have agreed to pay nearly $4.6 million to settle allegations that they submitted fraudulent claims for payment to Medicare and Connecticut's M... (more story)

Cannabis Cos. Make Deal Ahead Of Expected DEA Downgrade

An attorney and cannabis entrepreneur is betting that the federal government will reschedule marijuana before winter, announcing his equipment manufacturing firm will ally with a Native American-owned cannabis... (more story)

Teva Wins Pause Of Order Ousting Patents From Orange Book

A New Jersey federal judge ordered on Thursday a 30-day stay of his Monday ruling that a handful of patents covering Teva-brand asthma inhalers were improperly listed in the federal Orange Book, saying he want... (more story)

CVS Dodges Discovery Audit In Generic Drug Collusion Suit

A federal judge declined to make CVS hire a forensic auditor to evaluate its compliance with information demands in a lawsuit alleging it colluded with drugmakers to keep Medicare beneficiaries from accessing ... (more story)