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HTMLCME Payments Largely Remain Excluded From Sunshine Act Reporting
Brian P. Dunphy; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has finalized changes to a number of reporting requirements under the regulations implementing the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (“Final Rule”). When CMS proposed several of these changes in July, my colleague...

 

HTMLCMS Finalizes OPPS Rule Packaging Pathology Services Ordered for Hospital Outpatients
Karen S. Lovitch, Lauren Moldawer; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
As part of the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Rule issued last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized its proposal to conditionally package certain ancillary services assigned to APCs with a “geographic mean cost” of $100 or less. This...

 

HTMLNLRB Shows Some Restraint in its Protection of Employee Social Media Communications: Employee Termination Arising From “Egregious” and “Insubordinate” Facebook Posts Was Legal Under the NLRA
Erin Cornell Horton; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014
In the wake of the NLRB’s aggressive crackdown on social media policies, many employers have asked: “Is there any limit to what employees can post on social media about their employers?” It appears that there is. Just last week, a former employee of the Richmond District...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 8: Breaking HPID News
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 2, 2014
In a surprise move, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an indefinite delay in enforcement of regulations pertaining to “health plan enumeration and use of the Health Plan Identifier (HPID) in HIPAA transactions” that would have otherwise required...

 

HTMLKey Takeaways from OIG’s 2015 Work Plan
Theresa C. Carnegie, Laurence J. Freedman, Kimberly J. Gold; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its Fiscal Year 2015 Work Plan on October 31. The Work Plan provides the OIG’s planned reviews and activities with respect to HHS programs and operations during the current fiscal year and beyond.

 

HTMLHome Depot Data Breach Litigation: Venue and Consolidation
Kevin M. McGinty; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
Substantive litigation in the flood of lawsuits concerning the recent Home Depot data breach awaits a determination of where the cases will be heard. Numerous overlapping lawsuits have been filed in courts throughout the United States asserting claims on behalf of consumers and financial...

 

HTMLLawsuit against LinkedIn Latest in Battle over Use of Big Data in Employment
Robert Sheridan; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
Following up on a topic discussed recently in this space, a class action filed last month against LinkedIn represents just the latest development in the burgeoning battle over defining the permissible and impermissible uses of big data in the employment arena.

 

HTMLMarking of Patented Products in the UK
Julian Crump, David Wraige; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
The first parts of the new UK Intellectual Property Act 2014 come into force today. The act will introduce a range of new measures, one of which is that it expands the options available to patent proprietors for marking patented products. The benefit of marking a patented product is that it...

 

HTML“Why, I Declare” ... Proper Use of Evidentiary Declarations under New (Post-AIA) Rule 37 C.F.R. 1.130
Terri Shieh-Newton, Matthew D. Show; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) was signed into law on September 16, 2011. While the AIA alters U.S. patent practice in several ways, perhaps the most significant change brought about by the law is the switch from a “first to invent” to a “first inventor to file”...

 

HTMLBusiness Judgment Rule Protects Board's Decision to Maximize the Value of an Insolvent Delaware Corporation Even If It Puts Creditors at Risk; But It Does Not Protect Transfers of Value from the Corporation to a Controlling Shareholder or Related Party
A. W. "Chip" Phinney, Kevin J. Walsh; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 31, 2014
Directors of an insolvent corporation face a host of difficult questions. Should they wind up operations or file for bankruptcy to preserve assets for creditors, or chart a riskier course that could lead the company back to profitability and possibly create value for shareholders? If they choose...

 


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