Talent Tuesday: Health Worker for a Nonprofit?

By Harris Meyer – Many physicians and nurses are happy about the Federal Trade Commission’s new rule banning the use of noncompete agreements in employment contracts. But they are disappointed that it may not protect those who work for nonprofit hospitals and health care facilities…

FTC Continues Healthcare Action

By Matthew Fisher – On the heels of recent settlements concerning the use of personal and health information, the Federal Trade Commission is continuing its push on the healthcare front. The latest action is the finalization of changes to the Health Breach Notification Rule.

More FTC Privacy Action

By Matthew Fisher – The FTC recently reasserted itself into the privacy discussion when it comes to healthcare information. Given the defined scope of HIPAA that does not cover a number of growing areas where healthcare data can be found, it is important to remember that agencies beyond the HHS OCR can act to require protection.

Federal Trade Commission Withdraws Health Care Enforcement Policy Statements

The FTC announced the withdrawal of two antitrust policy statements related to enforcement in health care markets: Statements of Antitrust Enforcement Policy in Health Care, published in August 1996, and Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program from October 2011.