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HTMLTexas Medicaid Meddling with Mid-Levels
Kris R. Kwolek; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
The Texas Health & Human Services Commission (HHSC) proposed changes on Oct. 17, 2014, to its regulations that largely prohibit “incident to” billing for advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) and physician assistant (PA) providers. Specifically, changes proposed to Tex. Admin....

 

HTMLFinal Rules Issued for Higher Education Compliance with the Violence Against Women Act
Joseph W. Cornelison, Hayley E. Hanson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014
On October 20, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education issued its final regulations implementing changes to the Clery Act called for by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) [http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-20/pdf/2014-24284.pdf]. Effective July 1, 2015, these...

 

Adobe PDFDriving the Golden Spike: Avoiding Liability with Connected EHR Systems
Peter Jay Enko, Mike Foley, Deborah H. Juhnke, Wakaba Yonaiyama Tessier; Husch Blackwell LLP;
White Paper
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 2014
The evolution of today’s EHR holds much in common with that of the modern railroad. We all take for granted that railroad cars easily move from one track to another and from one company’s lines to another. So, whether the owner of the rail is Union Pacific or Burlington Northern, the...

 

HTMLFAA Approves Commercial Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Provides Guidance for Accelerated Use
Thomas L. Gemmell; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
In a historic decision, the FAA for the first time last month approved the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) through petitions for exemption under the Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (“Special Rules for Certain Unmanned Aircraft Systems”). The...

 

HTMLAmendments to the Federal Rules Make Discovery Better, Faster, Cheaper
Steven A. Neeley; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 15, 2014
Contractors know that discovery is the most time-consuming and expensive part of litigation. Until now, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have done little to address the problem. Parties that preserve too much data are burdened with the cost of collecting and reviewing it. Parties that preserve...

 

HTMLCollege and University ‘Financial Services’ and the U.S. Consumer Watchdog
Anne D. Cartwright, Meghan A. Kloth; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014
The reach of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the nation’s top consumer watchdog, extends beyond well-publicized lawsuits claiming deceptive practices by a handful of for-profit schools. Recent actions by the CFPB, along with Congress and state legislatures, are highlighting the role...

 

HTMLCourt Finds That Adverse Markman Ruling Does Not Automatically Establish Good Cause to Amend Contentions
Joseph E. Cwik; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
A key objective of many local patent rules is to encourage parties to solidify their legal theories regarding infringement and invalidity at the outset of litigation. These rules save litigant and court resources by preventing the ‘shifting sands’ approach to claim construction, i.e.,...

 

HTMLBest Practice Guidance for Responding To IRS 1098-T Proposed Penalty Notices, Collecting TINs
Anne D. Cartwright; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
Colleges and universities are receiving another round of IRS Notice 972CG, proposing penalties for missing or incorrect Taxpayer Identification Numbers on Form 1098-T. Form 1098-Ts are information returns relating to higher education tuition and expenses; the TINs they request are most often...

 

HTMLSyngenta Faces Additional Lawsuits over MIR162 Corn
Megan Ruth Galey; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014
On October 3rd, corn growers in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska filed multiple class action lawsuits against Syngenta related to MIR162, the Agrisure Viptera trait. The class actions come on the heels of similar lawsuits filed by Cargill and Trans Coastal Supply Company in...

 

HTMLU.S. Patent Office, NIST to Hold Meeting to Explore Patent Intersection of Patents and Cybersecurity
Walter J. Kawula; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 20, 2014
The U.S. Patent Office has announced that, in conjunction with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), it will host its first Cybersecurity Partnership Meeting on November 14, 2014. The U.S. Patent Office bills the event as a collaborative forum involving U.S. Patent Office staff and...

 


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