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HTMLStudent Employees and the Affordable Care Act - Part 3 of 4: Can We Subsidize Student Health Insurance?
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 10, 2015
In Part 2 of this miniseries, we discussed whether a student health insurance plan may be used to help an educational institution avoid penalties under t the Affordable Care Act’s “employer shared responsibility” mandate with respect to individuals who are both students and...

 

HTMLBig Win for Anti-GMO Groups as Federal Judge Upholds Jackson County GMO Ban
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 2, 2015
On Friday, Federal Magistrate Judge Mark D. Clarke partially dismissed a lawsuit brought by commercial alfalfa farmers seeking to overturn a Jackson County ordinance that banned the use of GMO seed stock (“It is a county violation for any person or entity to propagate, cultivate, raise, or...

 

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 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)...

 

HTMLCurrent and Former SEC Officials Speak About Enforcement Issues Concerning Municipal Securities
Breton Leone-Quick, John R. Regier; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on March 14, 2015
Last week, the National Association of Bond Lawyers held its 13th Annual Tax and Securities Law Institute.

 

HTMLStudent Employees and the Affordable Care Act - Part 1 of 4: Can We Exclude Student Workers From Our Health Plan?
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 2, 2015
Educational institutions employ students in a variety of positions including work-study positions, teaching and research assistantships, and resident assistantships. This four-part series will discuss several issues that have arisen under the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared...

 

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...

 

HTMLFrom Dusk to Dawn: Battle Looming Over USDA Changes to Sunset Provision of Organic Rules
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on April 20, 2015
The USDA is facing a lawsuit in federal court stemming from its decision to unilaterally alter the process for exempting synthetic and non-organic substances used in producing organic food. Until September 2013, substances on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances-which identifies...

 

HTMLMA Risk Adjustment in the 2016 Call Letter and ... in Health Care Fraud Charges
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on March 5, 2015
In past Call Letters, CMS has proposed and finalized significant changes to the Medicare Advantage risk adjustment system including, recalibrations, deletions and additions of diagnoses codes, and questioning of the value of in-house health risk assessments. This year’s Call Letter did not...

 

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...

 


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