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HTMLNew York DOH Proposes Updated Provider Contract Guidelines
Bethany Hills; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 20, 2016, previously published on June 17, 2016
The NYS Department of Health (DOH) has proposed new guidelines for the provider contract submission and review process to reflect Value Based Payment arrangements pursuant to the New York State Value Based Payment (VBP) Roadmap (Roadmap) and the Regulatory Impact Subcommittee.

 

HTMLNIH Signals “Paradigm Shift” with Policy on Multi-Site Studies
Dianne J. Bourque, Rachel Irving Pitts; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 19, 2016, previously published on June 23, 2016
Federally-funded clinical trials conducted at multiple sites will move to a single Institutional Review Board (IRB) review scheme under a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) Policy. The NIH has finalized its policy to have a single IRB (sIRB) of record conduct the required ethics review for...

 

HTMLOCR Continues to Emphasize Individuals’ Rights to Access Health Information
Sarah Beth Smith; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 19, 2016, previously published on June 21, 2016
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the release of three YouTube videos and an infographic on individuals’ rights to access health information. In contrast to guidance on the same topic published earlier this year, these...

 

HTMLDICKMAN’S Pickles: Just Another Unregistrable Surname
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 29, 2016
The US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has, again, explained how and when surnames may function as trademarks. In re Enumclaw Farms LLC, Application Serial No. 85942195 (TTAB June 24, 2016). This blog has discussed this topic in the past, but the facts in this most recent case are worth another...

 

HTMLDilution Update: NYC BEER Is Not Diluted, But The Empire State Building Is
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016
Trademark dilution is a concept not easily understood. Although, we have written about this topic in previous posts, a recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, ESRT Empire State Building, L. L. C. v. Michael Liang, Opposition No. 91204122 (TTAB June 17, 2016), may help to further...

 

HTMLHouse Committee Advances Higher Education Bills
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 24, 2016
As much of the attention in Washington this week was concentrated on the sit-in by House Democrats over gun control legislation, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on June 22 approved by voice vote five bipartisan bills aimed at assisting students in choosing the right college or...

 

HTMLPresident Obama Announces Los Angeles-Based Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition as Manufacturing Innovation Institute and New Manufacturing Hub Competitions
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016
Last week, President Obama announced that the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) will lead the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in partnership with the Department of Energy. The winning coalition, headquartered in Los Angeles, California brings together a consortium of...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 23, 2016
On June 23, 2016, in its second time hearing Fisher v. University of Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the affirmative action admissions program at the University of Texas at Austin. The Court held that the program is lawful under the Equal Protection Clause because it is narrowly tailored to...

 

HTMLHospital and Fixed Indemnity and Disease-Specific Policies in the Cross Hairs: Tri-Agency Proposed Rule Portends Some Disruption
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 15, 2016
On June 10, the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (The “Departments”) issued a set of proposed regulations dealing with expatriate health plans, excepted benefits, lifetime and annual limits, and short-term, limited-duration insurance. While the media...

 

HTMLDOE Announces $16 Million to Commercialize Energy Technologies
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 28, 2016
Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nearly $16 million in funding to help businesses commercialize promising energy technologies from DOE’s National Laboratories to the marketplace. This is the first Department-wide funding allocation through the Technology...

 


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