Health Law



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Burkett, Teresa Meinders
Conner & Winters, LLP
tburkett@cwlaw.com


Health Law


Authors: David J. Edquist, Stacy C. Gerber Ward & Daniel J. Balk III

Introduction
Healthcare fraud convictions are news. When the convicted parties are physicians, investors and staff of a physician-owned surgical hospital who now face up to sixty-five years in a federal penitentiary, that is big news. And when some of those convictions were based, in part, on a relatively obscure federal law that appears to expand the reach of federal prosecutors to include commercial and private-pay business that many assumed would fall outside of federal jurisdiction, that really has the industry buzzing.

Read more: Forest Park Medical Center and the Travel Act: Different Road, Same Destination


Author: Richard Y. Cheng

A physician certification for Medicare coverage for ambulance services is not the final word. An ambulance service also must demonstrate the beneficiary’s condition and establish medical necessity when transporting the Medicare beneficiary. In a recent Southern District of Texas decision, the Court affirmed a decision by the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) to deny payment to an ambulance service that provided repeated non-emergency transport to a Medicare beneficiary when the service failed to show that transportation by another means was contraindicated by the patient’s condition.

Read more: Medicare Coverage for Ambulance Services – Physician Certification Will Not Be Enough


Introduction

Medicine has been defined by the World Health Organization as “products that are used to change or analyze physiological and pathological circumstances to the benefit of the user.[1] Under Turkish law, medicine corresponds to “substance or a combination of substances of natural and/or synthetical origin applied to humans to cure a disease and/or prevent, to make a diagnosis or to restore, regulate or change a function.[2]

Read more: General Legal Framework of Pharmaceutical Industry in Turkey


Under the contract terms, Popa & Associates provides legal assistance in gathering information and elaborating technical documentations, developing the business plan, negotiations with public authorities regarding licenses and permits that are necessary to realize the mentioned project, giving a complex legal consultancy throughout the project, implemented with its support and assistance.

Read more: Popa & Associates provides legal advice to a renowned dialysis healthcare provider BBraun Avitum...


Introduction of the public-private partnership (“PPP”) method in the healthcare sector in Turkey has already significantly affected growth of the healthcare sector in the last few years, and new wave of PPP projects over the next five years is expected to be the main driver of expansion in the healthcare services sector[1]. In healthcare PPP projects, the project companies undertake the implementation of the health campus PPP project by executing a private law implementation agreement (i.e., the project agreement) with the Ministry of Health (“MoH”), and the MoH agrees to make certain payments in return. Such payments are used for the repayment of the loans obtained for the project and expenditures of the projects.

Read more: Healthcare PPP Projects: Payment Capacity of the Turkish Ministry of Health