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HTMLState AGs and Regulators Step Up UDAAP Enforcement
J.P. McGuire Boyd, Camden R. Webb; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 24, 2015
Dodd-Frank created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) and granted that federal agency significant powers to regulate financial institutions. But Dodd-Frank also empowers state regulators to enforce the new law, and many states are taking full advantage of this new power.

 

HTMLPreparing for a Data Breach - What to Know about Breach Notification
Kelsey S. Farbotko; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 13, 2015
Data breaches are at the forefront of the news, and many companies, including those dominant in the health care industry, have found themselves front and center in the headlines. Although recent news stories have focused their attention on attacks on major, nationwide companies resulting in massive...

 

HTMLCourt Permits Beneficiary Designations By Telephone
Elinor P. Hindsley; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015
In a somewhat surprising case, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that a participant may change his prior written beneficiary designation by a telephone call to the plan sponsor.

 

HTMLClass Action Trends in Virginia: Employment Background Reportsends in Virginia: Employment Background Reports
Turner A. Broughton, Robert D. Perrow; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015
Forty percent of the consumer class actions filed in Virginia in 2014 alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) relate to background reports for employment purposes. With one exception, all of the cases are against consumer reporting agencies. The exception is a...

 

HTMLLow Medicaid Reimbursement Rates Violate the Supremacy Clause?! ...the Supreme Court to Weigh In!
Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on January 19, 2015
On January 20, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments on a very important issue that will affect every health care provider in America who accepts Medicaid, and, yet, there has been very little media coverage over this lawsuit.

 

HTMLAZ Supreme Court Holds AZ Legislators Have Standing to Challenge AZ Law, But Media Mischaracterizing the Lawsuit
Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015
You know the old adage, ¿Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see?¿ ¿Benjamin Franklin.

 

HTMLObama’s Executive Order, Its Impact on Health Care Costs, and the Constitutionality of Executive Orders
Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014
Pres. Barack Obama will address the nation tonight at 8 pm (Thursday, November, 20, 2014). He is expected to discuss his executive order that will delay deportations of up to 5 million migrants.

 

HTMLProposed Federal Legislation Will Provide Relief to Hospitals and Medicare Patients in Need of Post-Acute Care
Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2015
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced that the new RAC contracts in North Carolina should be ready by the end of the year. This means that, next year, RAC audits on hospitals and other providers will significantly increase in number. Get prepared, providers!!

 

HTMLOIG Report: MCOs Cause Limited Access to Primary Care for Medicaid Enrollees!
Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014
With flu season well under way, access to care to primary care physicians for Medicaid recipients is (as it is always) extremely important. During flu season, in particular, emergency rooms (ERs) are full of people suffering from flu-like systems. Many of those in the ER are uninsured, but many of...

 

HTMLMedicare chief Tavenner stepping down; oversaw rocky health care rollout
Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015
WASHINGTON - Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner - who oversaw the rocky rollout of the president’s health care law - says she’s stepping down at the end of February. In an email Friday to staff at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Tavenner, a former Virginia health secretary...

 


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