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HTMLNation’s Highest Court Schedules Oral Arguments in King v. Burwell
Florence Wang; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014
A Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) spokesperson announced on December 22, 2014, that the Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell on March 4, 2015. This means that not only could the highest court soon resolve the circuit split on the case’s key issue, but that the future...

 

HTMLEffects of the New Federal Spending Package on the Health Sector
Eric A. Klein, Rachel Landauer; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
In mid-December, President Obama signed into law a $1.1 trillion spending bill known as the “Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015” or “Cromnibus.” This post explores provisions that relate to the health sector and Affordable Care Act (ACA)...

 

HTMLCMS’ Proposed Regulations Include Significant Antitrust Implications For Entities Interested In Forming ACOs
Helen Cho Eckert, David R. Garcia; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed regulations to clarify and build on current regulatory requirements for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Among the changes is one addressing when an ACO must...

 

HTMLWhat Can You Expect in 2015 Regarding HIPAA Enforcement?
Lynsey Mitchel; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
As of earlier this month, 1,170 breaches involving 31 million records have been reported to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) since mandated reporting of breaches began in September 2009. An increase in the number of breaches isn’t the only statistic on the rise. Although...

 

HTMLCalifornia Insurance Commissioner Issues Emergency Regulations Affecting Narrow Provider Networks
Eugene Y.C. Ngai; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on January 12, 2015
On January 5, 2015, Commissioner Dave Jones issued emergency regulations affecting health insurers with respect to access to provider networks in response to consumer complaints that appointments with physicians are hard to obtain, that in-network care is far away, and that in-network provider...

 

HTMLCMS Defines “Uninsured” for Medicaid DSH Payments But Leaves Impact on Hospital-Specific Payments Undefined
Florence Wang; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014
CMS’ Final Rule, “Medicaid; Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments - Uninsured Definition”, published on December 3, 2014, may offer relief to some hospitals receiving Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments under the Social Security Act. Starting December 31,...

 

HTMLThe Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) Set to Expire Year End
Eric L. Altman; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) now appears set to expire as of December 31, 2014, barring further action from Congress. The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014 would have extended the existing terrorism insurance coverage under TRIA. Although the House of...

 

HTMLAFL-CIO’s Industry Wide Agreement May Have Wide Reach in Hospitality Industry
Rachel J. Tischler; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015
Mid-way through 2012, the Hotel Association of New York City and the New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO (the “Union”), renewed a seven-year collective bargaining agreement known as the Industry Wide Agreement, or IWA. While the IWA controls nearly all aspects of the...

 

HTMLViability of Certain Internet and Software Patents Reconfirmed in DDR Holdings, LLC v. Hotels.com
Bill Blonigan; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 23, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
For those following the law of patent eligibility in the United States, a December 5, 2014 precedential decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that a patent on webpage-display technology is patent eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. A slew of recent court decisions have gone...

 

HTMLVersata Software, Inc. v. Callidus Software, Inc.: Guidance on Stays Pending Post-Issuance Proceedings
Martin Bader, Kayla Page; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 23, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014
In a recent decision, Versata Software, Inc. v. Callidus Software, Inc., No. 2014-1468 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 20, 2014), the Federal Circuit ordered the District of Delaware to stay district court litigation pending a covered business method (CBM) review, reversing the district court’s decision to...

 


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