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HTMLDivided Supreme Court Restricts Provider Challenges to State Medicaid Rates
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015
A divided Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 margin on March 31st that providers may not sue in federal court over the adequacy of state Medicaid rates. The decision in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Ctr., Inc. has important implications well beyond the narrow group of providers of...

 

HTMLCMS Call Letter: Changes to and Implications of Star Ratings
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015
In its February 20, 2015 Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2016 for Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies and 2016 Call Letter, CMS addressed a variety of issues relating to its Star Ratings system. The three most notable being (1)...

 

HTMLFDA Increasing Scrutiny of Cosmetic Marketing Claims, New Agency Warnings Suggest
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on April 16, 2015
In addition to truthful and non-misleading advertising requirements, which are enforced by the FTC and certainly familiar to readers of this blog, personal care and cosmetic products are also subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) and may run afoul of the U.S. Food and Drug...

 

HTMLAlbany County’s “Safe Toys” Legislation on Hold Pending Court Proceeding
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 5, 2015
Albany Toy SafetyEarlier this year, we wrote about a far-reaching product safety ordinance enacted into law in Albany County, NY (the “County”) entitled “The Toxic Free Toys Act.” At the time, we expressed our concern that numerous issues would arise in the local law’s...

 

HTMLACO Model Expansion Hinges on Increasing Medicare Program Flexibility
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on May 28, 2015
Earlier this month, HHS Secretary Silvia Burwell made a game-changing announcement about the Obama Administration’s most significant alternative payment model (APM). The Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (Pioneer ACO) model is the first pilot to receive formal certification of its...

 

HTML$12.6 Million Sandoz ASP Reporting Settlement Raises More Questions Than It Answers
Ellyn L. Sternfield; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on March 23, 2015
Recently, HHS-OIG announced a first-of-its-kind settlement over pharmaceutical manufacturer reporting of Average Sales Price (ASP). Sandoz, Inc. agreed to pay a civil monetary penalty of $12.64 million for alleged failure to submit accurate ASP data to CMS.

 

HTMLCMS Provides Guidance to States on Managed Care Contract Review
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on April 16, 2015
As states attempt to control increasing healthcare costs, many Medicaid programs are seeking approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement Medicaid managed care programs. In 2013, nearly 68 percent of Medicaid beneficiaries were enrolled in some form of managed...

 

HTMLALJ Essex Elaborates an Evidence-Based Framework for Adjudicating the FRAND Defense
Sandra J. Badin, Robert J. Moore, Michael T. Renaud, James Wodarski; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2015, previously published on June 11, 2015
Administrative Law Judge Essex recently issued the public version of his Initial Determination on Remand in International Trade Commission investigation No. 337-TA-613, In the Matter of Certain 3G Mobile Handsets and Components Thereof (the 613 Investigation). It is another important contribution...

 

HTMLDon’t Even Think About Advertising a SUPER BOWL Party!
Susan Neuberger Weller; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015
As we all know, Super Bowl XLIX will be played this Sunday in Phoenix, Arizona between the defending Champion Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. There will be events of all kinds organized all around the country focused on this football game. If you are planning something, just...

 

HTMLThe US Supreme Court Holds that Juries Should Decide the Issue of Trademark Tacking
Susan Neuberger Weller; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015
In the first substantive trademark decision it has issued in a decade, the US Supreme Court, in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, case number 13-1211 (January 21, 2015), affirmed the Ninth Circuit by holding that whether two marks may be tacked for purposes of determining priority is a question...

 


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