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The Health Lawyer - December 2019

Vol. 32 No. 2  

Featured Articles


CMS Greatly Expands Its Authority to Deny and Revoke Providers' and Suppliers' Medicare Enrollment

On September 10, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Final Rule addressing “Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process” (Final Rule). The Final Rule became effective November 4, 2019.


The A, B, Cs (along with CDCs and FDAs) of Regulatory Implications over Assisted Reproductive Technology

In the United States, there is an ever-present and growing need for assisted reproduction, as nearly 10 percent of women (6.1 million) ages 15 to 44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant. Yet, as science and medicine advance, assisted reproductive technology (ART) continues to change how people plan and grow their families.


Re-Assessing Antitrust Policies and Actions Regarding Independent Physicians to Preserve Healthcare Competition: It’s Time to Revise the Rule of Reason Analysis

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are charged with the enforcement of the antitrust laws. According to the FTC’s website, “[c]ompetition in health care markets benefits consumers because it helps contain costs, improve quality, and encourage innovation.