Archive for September, 2014

OIG Special Advisory Says Copayment Coupons May Violate Anti-Kickback Statue

OIG’s concurrent Special Advisory Bulletin affirms that pharmaceutical manufacturers are at risk of sanctions if they fail to take appropriate steps to ensure that their copayment coupons do not induce the purchase of Federal health care...

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Contractor Must File Claim to Bring Case Says Federal Claims Court

Summary: A contractor never raised its breach of contract claim (or any other claim) with the contracting officer. The contractor is asserting its breach of contract claim solely as a defense to the government’s...

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Tigerswan, Inc. Termination for Convenience

Summary: Plaintiff claims its contract for security services in Iraq was wrongfully terminated for convenience. Federal Circuit has also “identified four factors for the court to consider: (1) subjective bad faith on the part...

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HHS Office for Civil Rights Issues Guidance on HIPAA Privacy Rule and Same-sex Marriage

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has developed guidance to assist covered entities in understanding how the decision by the Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor...

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JAY ANTHONY DOBYNS v. THE UNITED STATES

JAY ANTHONY DOBYNS v. THE UNITED STATES, COFC No. 08-700C, September 16, 2014. Judge Allegra finds that while the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) did expressly breach a settlement agreement, ATF’s conduct was...

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COFAR Releases Frequently Asked Questions

2014-08-29 Frequently Asked Questions On Friday, August 29, 2014, COFAR released the second set of FAQs in support of 2 C.F.R 200 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.  Over two hundred thoughtful...

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