Susan Huntington and George Mikhail were quoted in an article, "STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVES: U.S. Supreme Court Decides Allina and Analysis, Predictions Follow," published in Health Law Daily by Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Azar v. Allina Health Services, the article provides an overview of the court's decision and perspective on what it means for providers. According to Huntington and Mikhail, "The ruling has the potential to change how CMS administers the Medicare program moving forward. CMS should construe the decision's applicability to its rulemaking broadly, and therefore engage in more notice-and-comment rulemaking."
In addition, they added, "If the Court followed the logic of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in its arguments, payment changes would not require a notice and comment process and therefore could be made through pronouncements in any forum, including the CMS Administrator's blog posts or through its weekly email updates. The formal notice and comment period is necessary for health care providers and Medicare beneficiaries to know where to look to keep abreast of the complicated and ever-changing Medicare rules. The expanding tactic by CMS of burying rule changes in announcements or other publications has been unfair and, as confirmed by Allina, not legal."
Susan Huntington and Alexandra MacKenzie Pearsall authored the section on CT law in "State Response to Opioid Crisis and Opioid Prescribing Requirements: A 50 State Survey," a resource published by the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA).
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Beth Alquist, chair of Day Pitney's Intellectual Property and Technology group, was featured on the MetroHartford Alliance radio show, "Pulse of the Region," to discuss the role of women in technology in connection with the Connecticut Technology Council's 15th Annual Women of Innovation (WOI) Awards
Susan Huntington served as a primary author of "Issues and Considerations in an Evolving Liability Environment: Summaries and Checklists Regarding Protections for Board of Directors and Executive Officers," a toolkit published by the American Health Lawyers Association's (AHLA) Business Law and Governance Practice Group.
On September 20, Susan Huntington presented during an educational call-in discussion, "Insurance and Coverage Risk Management Approaches to Address the Opioid Crisis," for the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA).
Tom Zalewski is quoted in an article, "Careful Care: Health Care Companies Must Be Aware of Legal Risks That Come with New Technology," published by ROI-NJ.
Day Pitney partners Elizabeth Sher and Susan Huntington are recipients of Profiles in Diversity Journal's 18th Annual "Women Worth Watching" Awards, which recognize esteemed women leaders and acknowledge their talents, commitment, achievements and leadership.
Susan Huntington, chair of the firm's Healthcare and Life Sciences practice group, was quoted in an article, "Attorneys React To High Court's HHS Rulemaking Decision," published by Law360.
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On January 8, David Waizer gave a presentation, "Starting Your Healthtech Company," to the Biomedical Entrepreneurship Network at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – Rutgers.