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|Virtual Credit Card Payments|
Patricia S. Hofstra; Duane Morris LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 6, 2015On January 30, 2015, several healthcare organizations sent a group letter to CMS protesting the use of virtual credit cards by health plans to pay providers. In a virtual credit card payment (a nonstandard type of electronic funds transfer EFT), a health plan or its payment vendor issues single-use...
|Understanding SwissLeaks: Considerations for Banks, Account Holders and Fiduciaries in Light of Possible Enforcement Action in India|
Saionton Basu; Duane Morris;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 13, 2015Last month saw further disclosure of 1,195 account holders in HSBC Private Bank in Geneva, Switzerland, with Indian addresses. Whilst that by itself connotes no manner of wrongdoing, given the information now resides in the public domain, the following potential risks emerge for banks, account...
|Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann - New PPP Laws in Vietnam: Moving Closer towards Bankable Projects? Oliver Massmann and Ho Gia Le Hoang|
Oliver Massmann; Duane Morris Vietnam LLC;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015Vietnam’s infrastructure development has struggled to keep up with continued economic and population growth. According to the statistics, Vietnam needs about US$170 billion for infrastructure investment in the period from 2011 to 2020 while the State budget is constrained, capital sources...
|Restoration of America’s Wire Act Reintroduced in Congress|
Eric D. Frank; Duane Morris LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT-3) reintroduced the Restoration of America’s Wire Act today in the 114th Congress. The bill is identical to a measure set forth by Rep. Chaffetz in the last session of Congress.
|Bill Introduced In Senate To End Travel Restrictions To Cuba|
Jose A. Aquino; Duane Morris LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015On January 29, 2015, a coalition of four Republican and four Democrat senators introduced legislation to restore freedom to travel to Cuba. While President Obama has announced normalization of some relations between the two countries and relaxed travel restrictions to Cuba such that Americans...
|Vietnam’s New Investment Law Paves the Way for More M&A - No More Investment Certificates!|
Giles T. Cooper, Nhan T. Le, Manfred Otto; Duane Morris Vietnam LLC;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015Good news for M&A in Vietnam! Effective 1 July 2015, foreign investors won’t need to undergo lengthy investment certificate procedures when buying stakes in Vietnamese target companies. The change, introduced by the new Investment Law, will hopefully end years of uncertainty and frustration...
|President Orders Federally Funded Construction Projects To Plan For Flood Risks From Climate Change|
Jose A. Aquino; Duane Morris LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015On January 30, 2015, President Barack Obama signed an executive order requiring all federally funded construction projects to take into account flood risks linked to climate change.
|$195 Million Awarded for Failure to Negotiate in Good Faith; PharmAthene, Inc. v. SIGA Technologies, Inc.|
David A. Charapp; Duane Morris LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015In 2011, I wrote about the PharmAthene, Inc. v. SIGA Technologies, Inc. case, in which the Delaware Chancery Court found that SIGA Technology Inc. failed to negotiate in good faith with PharmAthene, Inc. for the grant of a license to SIGA’s smallpox drug known as ST-246. This case provided an...
|New CMS Payment Policy Will Negatively impact Healthcare Investors|
C. Mitchell Goldman; Duane Morris LLP;
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015I have been concerned about the difficulty of projecting revenue and determining valuations for new and existing healthcare companies based on risk based reimbursement models. My fears have not been allayed. Rather, they have been confirmed.
|Top Three Problems with Text Messaging in Health Care Settings|
Amy E. McCracken; Duane Morris LLP;
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 16, 20151. Since most text messaging is not a secure form of communication, it raises HIPAA concerns if any protected health information is included in the text message. There is the possibility of a data breach in the transmission of the text message, as well as in the event of a lost or stolen phone.