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|New Notices of Proposed Rulemaking Address Electronic Health Records|
Bruce D. Armon, Evan J. Foster; Saul Ewing LLP;
April 15, 2013, previously published on April 2013The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and the Office of Inspector General have published two (2) Notices of Proposed Rulemaking extending the sunset period for permitted donations of electronic health records under the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute. Comments from all interested parties are...
|Employers Must Prepare for the New Form I-9|
Anne E. DiSalvo; Saul Ewing LLP;
April 15, 2013, previously published on April 2013U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") has published a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, which employers may immediately start using. Beginning on May 7, 2013, employers must use the new form. Until then, the government has provided employers with a grace...
|Court Of Federal Claims Upholds 409A "Gotcha"|
Kevin A. Wiggins; Saul Ewing LLP;
April 11, 2013, previously published on April 2013If your company has been cavalier about Internal Revenue Code Section 409A, you should reconsider. In a recent opinion by the United States Court of Federal Claims, the IRS scored the first points - more than $5 million of them - in a high stakes game of 409A "gotcha." In this case,...
|Highlighting Transparency Through The Federal Sunshine Act Regulations|
Bruce D. Armon; Saul Ewing LLP;
April 11, 2013, previously published on April 2013The final regulations implementing the Physician Payments Sunshine Act take effect April 9, 2013. Pharmaceutical manufacturers, group purchasing organizations, academic medical centers and physicians need to be ready to ensure compliance with the Act and the final regulations.
|New Jersey Amends Its Corporate Laws to Create a More Business-Friendly Climate|
Michael Rowan, Craig F. Zapetti; Saul Ewing LLP;
April 5, 2013, previously published on April 2013On April 1, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed into law a three-bill package designed to make New Jersey businesses more competitive in the global marketplace, attract new businesses to New Jersey, and make New Jersey law consistent with the laws of neighboring states. The package reached the...
|Beware of Payments to Contractors and Subcontractors under Assignment Agreements|
Gregory M. Boucher, Doreen M. Zankowski; Saul Ewing LLP;
April 1, 2013, previously published on March 2013In a decision under the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) that could apply in any state, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“Court”) ruled this month that when a general contractor agrees to an assignment of payments to a subcontractor’s lender, and the general...
|OIG Places Fraud and Abuse Spotlight on Physician-Owned Entities|
Bruce D. Armon; Saul Ewing LLP;
March 28, 2013, previously published on March 2013Physician-owned distributorships continue to attract federal scrutiny. A new OIG Alert highlights health care transactions that make these distributorships vulnerable to enforcement activity.
|MSRB Provides Additional Guidance on the Disclosure Duties of Underwriters to Government Issuers under Rule G-17|
Michael C. Barnes, Brian P. Kowalski; Saul Ewing LLP;
March 28, 2013, previously published on March 2013In 2012, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board ("MSRB") expanded the disclosure obligations of underwriters to government issuers under Rule G-17. The MSRB recently published answers to frequently asked questions about this rule to help underwriters comply with their expanded...
|Court Upholds Executive’s Conviction Stemming from Off-Label Drug Promotion|
Christopher R. Hall, Gregory G. Schwab; Saul Ewing LLP;
March 27, 2013, previously published on March 2013The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld the wire fraud and misbranding convictions and sentence of InterMune Inc. founder W. Scott Harkonen. United States v. Harkonen, No. 11-10209 (9th Cir. March 4, 2013). That decision, while based on different circumstances than the landmark...
|Supreme Court Holds SEC to Five-Year Statute of Limitations for Civil Enforcement Actions; Decision May Extend to Other Federal Agencies|
Christopher R. Hall, Brian P. Simons; Saul Ewing LLP;
March 27, 2013, previously published on March 2013The Supreme Court recently rebuffed an attempt by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to gain more time to file actions to enforce civil penalties by invoking the “discovery rule.” In the case of Gabelli vs. SEC, the Court reasoned that this rule does not...