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HTMLOCR Releases New HIPAA Audit Protocol and Other Audit-Related Materials
Dianne J. Bourque, Jordan T. Cohen; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2016, previously published on April 20, 2016
Earlier this month the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a revamped audit protocol that now addresses the requirements of the 2013 Omnibus Final Rule. OCR will be using the audit protocol for its impending Phase 2 audits of covered entities and business...

 

HTMLThe IMD Exclusion: Changes Now and Changes to Come
Rodney Whitlock; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2016, previously published on April 27, 2016
On Monday, CMS finalized their long-awaited Medicaid managed care regulation. Deep in the regulation was a change to allow Medicaid reimbursement for facilities that had previously been excluded from receiving payments. Known as the Institution for Mental Disease (IMD) Exclusion, this change has a...

 

HTMLCMS Increases Oversight of Medicaid Managed Care Contracts
Rachel Irving Pitts, Rodney Whitlock; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016
As noted in a post published yesterday, CMS issued the final rule regarding Medicaid managed care earlier this week. With this rule, CMS is taking a much more active role in overseeing states’ Medicaid managed care contracts. CMS will now require states to submit managed care contracts and...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Establishes Road-Map for New ACO Program
Bridgette Keller, M. Daria Niewenhous, Stephen M. Weiner; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2016, previously published on April 22, 2016
Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services, Marylou Sudders, held a public meeting earlier this week to receive feedback on the proposal of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) to overhaul the Massachusetts Medicaid program, known as MassHealth. Overall, the feedback...

 

HTMLScore One for the NLRB: Seventh Circuit Becomes First Federal Appeals Court to Hold that Class/Collective Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Violate the NLRA
George Morgan Patterson; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2016, previously published on June 3, 2016
The Seventh Circuit recently became the first federal appellate court to say that employers can’t prevent class/collective actions through waivers in mandatory arbitration agreements, holding that such waivers interfere with employees’ rights to engage in concerted activity in violation...

 

HTMLU.S. Solar Installations Reach 1 Million
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2016, previously published on May 9, 2016
Last week the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and George Washington University (GWU) issued a report estimating that the United States has reached 1 million solar installations and will surpass 2 million installations by 2018. This is a 1,000-fold increase over 15 years as only 1,000...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Ranks Second and Boston Ranks Seventh in the 2016 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2016, previously published on May 23, 2016
Last week, Clean Edge published a report titled the “U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index” (“Index”) that ranked Massachusetts as the second state and Boston as the seventh metro area in the U.S. according to its scoring methodology. The Index contains findings from the 2016...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Decision in Spokeo Breathes Life Into Standing Defenses
Kevin M. McGinty; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2016, previously published on May 16, 2016
Court holds that plaintiff must allege a concrete injury to have standing to sue for a statutory violation; remands for further proceedings

 

HTMLLatest Post-Alice Guidance from the Federal Circuit
Robert Timothy Stuart Latta, Michael David Van Loy, Howard Neil Wisnia; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on May 17, 2016
On Thursday, May 12, 2016, the Federal Circuit reversed a lower court’s finding of invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 101, as an unpatentable abstract idea, of a software patent concerning a “self-referential” database in Enfish v. Microsoft. In so doing, the Federal Circuit...

 

HTMLDelay in Final Rule Implementing PAMA: Sunshine Act Revisited?
Bridgette Keller, Karen S. Lovitch; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on March 31, 2016
As reported in our 2015 Laboratory Industry Year in Review post, the laboratory industry began 2016 amid confusion regarding how to comply with the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA), which made the most significant changes to the Medicare Part B payment structure for laboratories...

 


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