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HTMLOCR Issues Bulletin on Privacy in Emergency Situations
Hilary B. Dudley, Tamara A. Klein, Courtney Scrubbs, David S. Szabo, Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 25, 2014
In light of the recent Ebola cases, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) released a new bulletin, to remind HIPAA-covered entities and business associates that the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule apply even in emergency situations. The...

 

HTMLOIG Releases 2015 Work Plan
Hilary B. Dudley, Tamara A. Klein, Courtney Scrubbs, David S. Szabo, Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 25, 2014
On October 31, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released its Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2015 (“Work Plan”). The Work Plan describes the various projects OIG plans to address in the upcoming year. Some of the key new...

 

HTMLMassachusetts High Court Rules That Insurer’s Full Reimbursement of Insured’s Expenses Does Not Bar Insured’s G.L. c. 93A Claim
Laura E. Bange; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 5, 2014, previously published on November 26, 2014
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts recently considered whether an insured could pursue a claim against an insurer which had breached its duty to defend for unfair or deceptive acts or practices under G.L. c. 93A, § 11, notwithstanding the insurer’s full reimbursement of the...

 

HTMLRevised STELA Reauthorization Legislation Passed by House
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 5, 2014, previously published on November 2014
On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5728, a revised bill reauthorizing the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (STELA). In addition to extending the expiring STELA provisions for another five years, the bill, which is entitled the STELA...

 

HTMLCMS Launches Open Payments Database
Hilary B. Dudley, Tamara A. Klein, Courtney Scrubbs, David S. Szabo, Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 17, 2014
After much anticipation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) launched the Affordable Care Act’s Open Payments database on September 30, 2014. The database, which is available at - https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/, is supposed to help patients become more...

 

HTMLOIG Proposed Rule Would Amend Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbors and Civil Monetary Penalty Rules
Hilary B. Dudley, Tamara A. Klein, Courtney Scrubbs, David S. Szabo, Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 25, 2014, previously published on October 17, 2014
On October 3, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) published a proposed rule that would amend the safe harbors to the anti-kickback statute (“AKS”) and the civil monetary penalty (“CMP”) rules under the...

 

HTMLAn Investigator's Guide to Company Ownership Information in the United Kingdom
James Maton; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 25, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
The Third Arab Forum on Asset Recovery (AFAR III) took place on the 1st to 3rd November 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. It was hosted by the Government of Switzerland, in association with the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) of the World Bank and the United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime. Our...

 

HTMLUK: Court of Appeal considers application of the doctrine of “fraudulent devices”
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 25, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014
In Versloot Dredging BV v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG (The DC Merwestone) ([2014] EWCA Civ 1349) the appellant shipowners appealed a decision made on the basis of the fraudulent devices principle discussed obiter in the case of Agapitos v Agnew (The Aegeon) (No.1) ([2002] EWCA Civ 247)...

 

HTMLFDA: Industry Must Address Cybersecurity Risks for Medical Devices.
Theodore P. Augustinos, Sharon A. Blinkoff, Ellen Marie Giblin, Mark E. Schreiber, David S. Szabo; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 25, 2014, previously published on October 2014
On October 1, 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized guidance on recommendations to manufacturers for managing cybersecurity risks to better protect patient health and information. The purpose of the guidance is to encourage manufacturers to consider possible cybersecurity risks while...

 

HTMLDistrict of Massachusetts Finds Coverage Under a Professional Liability Policy in Underlying Case Centered on Unfair Competition
Jacquelyn Burke; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 25, 2014, previously published on November 12, 2014
On October 28, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts denied an insurer’s motion for summary judgment in a coverage action it had brought against its insured on a professional liability policy, an insurance broker who specialized in the placement of professional...

 


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