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HTMLMedicare Announces Pay Increases for Psychiatric, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Providers in Fiscal Year 2015
Melesa A. Freerks; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
According to the rules released last Thursday by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare will increase payment to inpatient psychiatric hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and skilled nursing facilities in fiscal year 2015. The finalized payment policies boost...

 

Adobe PDFHouse Bill 373 Enacted to Control the Level of Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premiums by Making Significant Changes in the Medical Reimbursements Allowable Under the Healthcare Payment System
Paul V. Tatlow; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014
This Act makes substantial changes to Titles 18 and 19 of the Delaware Code designed to control the level of workers’ compensation premiums in Delaware. The most significant changes are: (a) a 33% reduction in medical costs to the workers’ compensation system, phased in over a period of...

 

HTMLEmployee Privacy Breaches - Do They Warrant Discipline?
Richard G. Petrie; Stewart McKelvey;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014
In 2012 the Ontario Court of Appeal first established the tort of intrusion upon seclusion to Canadian law in Jones v Tsige. Apart from the obvious impact of this case on those who are the victims of a privacy breach, the case has raised interesting questions in the field of labour and employment...

 

HTMLThe MCDC Initiative and Recent Modifications: Window for Issuers and Obligated Persons Now Closes on December 1, 2014, While Underwriters Window Still Set to Close on September 9, 2014
Michael G. Bailey, David Y. Bannard, Laura L. Bilas, Heidi H. Jeffery, Chauncey W. Lever; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
As highlighted in the SEC’s 2012 Municipal Market Report, the SEC has expressed significant concern that many issuers have not been complying with their obligation to file continuing disclosure documents and that federal securities law violations involving false statements concerning such...

 

HTMLIs There A Link Between Talcum Powder And Cancer?
Carmen S. Scott; Motley Rice;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014
While studies continue to examine talcum powder and ovarian cancer, women of all ages should be aware that concerns about the possible relationship between the genital application of talcum powder and ovarian cancer are starting to gain attention.

 

Adobe PDFBallot Initiative Number: 1606: "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing"
Ryan Anderson, Darryl A. Ross; Wroten & Associates, Inc.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014
On October 10, 1911, California became the tenth state to adopt the voter initiative process. This process allows for Californians to petition to have new laws enacted or changes made to the California Constitution. This form of direct democracy gives the people the ability to create new laws or...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 21: Self-Funded Group Health Plans, the Affordable Care Act and National Health Plan Identifier Numbers (HPIDs)
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) ushered in broad national standards aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the U.S. health care system. Referred to generically as “administrative simplification,” these rules govern the areas of...

 

HTMLIOM Releases New Report on Graduate Medical Education
Mark F. Tatelbaum; Foley Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
On July 29, 2014, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM) released a report on Graduate Medical Education (GME), entitled Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation’s Health Needs. The 2001 IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st...

 

HTMLTo Pay (Directors) or Not to Pay - That is the Question
Jason J. Kohout, Lynette M. Zigman; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
The question of whether to pay the directors of a tax-exempt organization is hotly contested. Although this practice is legal, there can be drawbacks with providing compensation. Despite the perceived hesitancy to compensate directors, a 2010 study found that out of the ten largest nonprofit...

 

HTMLFDA Accepts First Application for Biosimilar Product
Laurie A. Clarke, Colleen Heisey, Mark Mansour, Christopher M. Mikson, Emily K. Strunk; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 2014
In a significant step for generic biologic products, FDA accepted for review the first application for a biosimilar product. If approved, it could be the first biosimilar product to enter the U.S. market under the nearly five-year-old Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act...

 


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