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HTMLStates Doubling Down on Delivery and Payment Reform Efforts
Rachel Irving Pitts, Andrew Shin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
Although health care reform implementation via the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has focused mostly on federal changes to the health care marketplace, individual States are getting some much needed help to design and implement their own efforts to improve quality and lower health system costs. On...

 

HTMLRegistration Begins for American Telemedicine Association’s New Accreditation of Online Medical Services
Ellen L. Janos, Sarah Beth Smith; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is now accepting limited registrations for organizations that wish to gain ATA’s seal of approval for online medical services. Registration for the newAccreditation Program for Online Patient Consultations (Accreditation Program) opened on December...

 

HTMLHIPAA Settlement Continues to Emphasize the Importance of Security Policies and Procedures
Kate F. Stewart; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
A recently announced settlement between Anchorage Community Mental Health (“ACMHS”) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) emphasizes, once again, the importance of compliance with the Security Rule and keeping IT...

 

HTMLWho’s Your Role Model for EU Privacy Notices? The Latest Google Undertaking
Susan Foster; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015
When small and mid-size companies start expanding their apps or web presence into Europe, they need to start thinking about EU data protection laws. It’s tempting to take a look at what one or two of the “big guys” do about EU data protection compliance and think that whatever the...

 

HTMLCMS Issues Rewards and Incentive Guidance to MA Plans
Tara E. Swenson, Bridgette A. Wiley; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014
On December 4, 2014, CMS issued additional guidance regarding rewards and incentives programs (“RI Programs”). This guidance elaborates on whether an RI Program can target members with specific diseases, whether rewards can be tied to health outcomes, how to value rewards and...

 

HTMLSBIR/STTR Policy Directive Update: What’s Ahead for Data Rights
Jonathan T. Cain, Alexander Hecht, Abby Matousek; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 5, 2014
On November 7, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released an advanced notice of Policy Directive amendments and a request for comment on revisions to Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) policy. The Policy Directive updates are intended to...

 

HTMLMedtronic and Covidien’s Blockbuster Medical Products Merger Clears FTC Antitrust Review with Divestiture
Dionne C. Lomax, Timothy J. Slattery; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 5, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) last week green-lighted Medtronic, Inc.’s (“Medtronic”) $42.9 billion acquisition of Covidien plc (“Covidien”) after Medtronic agreed to a settlement that requires Medtronic to divest its drug-coated balloon catheter...

 

HTMLOCR Issues New Bulletin on Ensuring Privacy in Public Health Emergencies
Stephanie Willis; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on November 13, 2014
This week, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a bulletin (Bulletin) to remind covered entities and business associates that “the protections of the Privacy Rule are not set aside during an emergency.”

 

HTMLNew J-1 Visa Provisions Effective January 5, 2015
Susan J. Cohen, Danielle Lifrieri; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014
In October 2014, the Department of State (“DOS”) amended Subpart A of the J exchange visitor regulations. These new regulations go into effect in 2015 and apply to all exchange visitor programs and program categories.

 

HTMLCMS’s Proposed Changes to the MSSP Aim to Grow Two-Sided Risk Models and Modify Processes for Evaluating and Facilitating Care Coordination
Lauren M. Moldawer, M. Daria Niewenhous, Andrew Shin, Stephanie Willis; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published long-awaited changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). The official version of the proposed rule (the Proposed Rule), released December 8th, 2014, makes numerous technical changes, but also provides more insight into...

 


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