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HTMLUnlimited fines in magistrates' courts
Christhoner Adams, Anne Davies; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2015, previously published on May 22, 2015
Magistrates have acquired new powers to fine those convicted of offences in England and Wales which can only be tried in magistrates' courts at whatever level they consider most appropriate. Since 12 March 2015, the level of fine appropriate for each offence is determined by reference to the type...

 

HTMLNursing Home Abuse Often Results in Severe Consequences for the Elderly
Caroselli Beachler McTiernan Coleman LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2015, previously published on May 27, 2015
Many nursing home residents in Pennsylvania are abused every year. According to the American Psychological Association, it is estimated that on an annual basis, 4 million older Americans are the victims of some form of abuse. Those who are mistreated in an assisted living facility may experience...

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Whether California Health Care Workers Can Lawfully Waive a Second Lunch Period
Hera S. Arsen, Robert R. Roginson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 27, 2015, previously published on May 22, 2015
This week, the California Supreme Court agreed to review the decision in Gerard v. Orange Coast Memorial Center, No. G048039 (February 10, 2015), where the California Court of Appeal partially invalidated the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) wage order provision that allows employees in the...

 

Adobe PDFProposed Changes to Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2016
Ronald S. Connelly, Christina A. Hughes, Mary Susan Philp, Barbara Straub Williams; Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC;
Legal Alert/Article
May 27, 2015, previously published on May 5, 2015
The following summarizes key changes to the acute-care hospital IPPS proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for FFY 2016. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on April 30, 2015. Comments are due June 29, 2015.

 

HTMLONC Releases Privacy and Security Guidance Geared Toward Small Providers
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 25, 2015, previously published on May 7, 2015
The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (“ONC”) recently released a new and improved version 2.0 of their Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information. This revamped version has been reorganized and rewritten to be more...

 

HTMLEEOC Proposes New ADA Wellness Program Regulations
Rosina M. Caponi, Kathleen F. Howlett, Melissa D. Kurzhals; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 25, 2015, previously published on May 13, 2015
On April 20, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to employer wellness programs, specifically programs that are part of group health plans. If...

 

HTMLDid You Know? - Spring 2015
Jonathan E. Montgomery; Gordon Feinblatt LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
May 25, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015
Peer Review: Did you know that a federal court in Oregon ordered a hospital to disclose ten years of peer review records in a lawsuit brought by a disgruntled physician? The physician alleged that the hospital discriminated against him in peer review in part on the basis of the physician's race....

 

HTML21st Century Cures and Other Health Legislation Markup
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 20, 2015
Earlier this week, ML Strategies posted its weekly Health Care Update. This publication provides timely information on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Congressional initiatives affecting the health care industry, and federal and state health regulatory developments.

 

HTMLIs Your Pharmacy Ready for Drug Supply Chain Integrity?
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 13, 2015
Beginning July 1, 2015, most pharmacies in the U.S. will be required to have systems in place to receive transaction information regarding the prescription drugs they purchase from suppliers. The requirement stems from a 2013 federal law called the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), enacted as...

 

HTMLGAO Report Analyzes Options for Medicare Card Technology
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 5, 2015
Historically, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS“) issues all Medicare beneficiaries a paper card that includes the beneficiary’s name, Medicare number and eligibility status. Beneficiaries present the cards to providers who in turn use the cards to verify...

 


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