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Hernia Patients in Pain as Skin Procedure Fails
Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty
Craft Beer Boom in Michigan
Medicaid Receiving Startlingly Little Attention As Everyone Discusses Medicare
Digital Health: Revolutionizing Healthcare
The Biggest Changes in HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule & Recommended Action Steps—Ted Kobus
Hot Companies in Digital Health
Digital Health: Where is the Action for Entrepreneurs?
What Employers Need to Know about Health Care Reform
Corporate Law Report: Cybersecurity, CEO Social Media, New Workplace Laws, Healthcare Reform in 2013
Jennifer Abril on The Story of Fragrances
Obamacare May Be Headed Back to Supreme Court As Contraception Mandate Comes Under Fire
Supreme Court to Decide Whether or Not Human Genes Are Patentable
Election results and the Affordable Care Act – What can employers do now?
Corporate Law Report: Obamacare Deadlines, $13M for Exotic Dancer Misclassification, 2013 Medicare Taxes, More...
Will New Marijuana Laws Go Up In Smoke?
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Polsinelli Shughart Election Analysis and Legal Insight
In This Issue:
- Notes from the Chair & Executive Editor
- Immigration Reform May Affect All Employers
- Primer on West Virginia State Law Labor and Employment Claims?
- Taking a Look at the Latest on Affordable...more
In This Issue:
Leading the News; Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; and Other Health Care News.
Excerpt from Leading...more
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that Jacksonville, Florida-based American Sleep Medicine LLC has settled allegations that it fraudulently billed Medicare, TRICARE (the health care program for uniformed...more
In This Issue:
- Message from the Chair
- A Second Obama Administration’s Impact on Labor and Employment Issues
- Will There be Comprehensive Immigration Legislation After the 2012 Presidential...more
Veterans, their spouses and their parents who are admitted to long term care facilities may be eligible for a long-standing program called the Aid and Attendance Pension benefit (the “Aid and Attendance Benefit”). The Aid and...more
On October 19, 2012, the Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board concluded that Florida Hospital of Orlando did not have federal contractor affirmative action obligations arising out of its participation in TRICARE...more
On September 26, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an interim policy memo granting military physicians a blanket designation as civil surgeons to facilitate medical exams required for active...more
The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), the federal agency tasked with enforcing the affirmative action requirements of Executive Order 11246 and related federal statutes, is...more
Thousands of shipyard workers who were employed at the Avondale Shipyards may have suffered asbestos exposure as a result of asbestos-containing products that were used at the site. Workers who were exposed to asbestos at...more
On March 5, 2012, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a Final Rule governing “on-site, in-person promotional activities, including educational activities” by pharmaceutical company representatives at VA medical...more
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more
Lewis v. United States, 641 F.3d 1174 (9th Cir. 2011)
Janet Lewis worked for the United States Air Force as the director of a child development center on the Elmendorf Air Force Base. In 2006, Lewis requested 120 days of...more
Nuclear Radiation exposure from Operation Up-shot Knothole: Check out one veterans struggle to get relief from the Veterans Administration, and how we were able to help....more
Subject: CASE SUMMARY: Mental torture, threats, intimidation, sabotage by USA's - NSA of an individual and family wrongfully approached outside of law for forced settlement of criminal charges filed in court....more
A recent U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) decision, OFCCP v. Florida Hospital of Orlando,1 expands the federal subcontractor affirmative action requirements to healthcare providers that provide medical...more
On October 15, 2010, the U.S. Department of Defense ("DOD") issued a regulation nearly identical to the regulation it issued in March 2009, implementing the Retail Pharmacy Drug Refund Program (the "Program") of TRICARE, the...more
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently reported that it will issue new proposed regulations under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by this November. The proposed regulations will provide guidance on two new...more
After long-term criticism of how it treats soldiers suffering from traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the Veterans Administration has made some important progress. In his June 10 radio...more
The Obama administration has announced an important change for veterans who are trying to get disability benefits as a result of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Details are available at the White House Web site.
The Veterans Affairs Department’s disability claims process can be a nightmare to negotiate, and in my opinion is a real insult to the men and women who have been injured in serving our country. There may be some hope for...more
CASE PENDING IN US. 9TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS STRUGGLES WITH ISSUE OF WHETHER VA IS TO BIG TO TACKLE FOR OUTRAGEOUS DELAYS IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR GIs AND IN UNREASONABLE DELAYS IN BENEFIT AND DISABILITY APPEALS....more
In late October, President Obama signed into law a bill that increases protections for families of military personnel who wish to take leave from work under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 ("FMLA"). The new...more
On October 28, 2009, President Obama signed into law a Defense Department Fiscal Year 2010 authorization bill that includes an expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act provisions related to “qualifying exigency leave”...more
This guest post is courtesy of the National Care Planning Council.
In the year 1919 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day to honor those Veterans who served during World War I. On November 11,...more
President Obama recently signed into law the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010” (the Act). The Act was designed to expand Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) coverage in certain situations pertaining to...more
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