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The Affordable Care Act & the Impact on the C-Suite – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
The Affordable Care Act: The Structure of Health Plans – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
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Greenberger: Derivatives Legislation Would Seriously Weaken Dodd-Frank
NFA Chairman Chris Hehmeyer Talks Bankruptcy Reform
Ritholtz: Insurance Regulators Should Oversee Derivatives
How to Respond to President Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order
Ritholtz: 'Dot Com Bonus Envy' Stymies Wall St. Reform
Insurance Lawyer: Very Limited Coverage for Hurricane Sandy
Weekly Brief: Hurricane Sandy, GC Donations, Tweeting Fake News
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
Not Prepared for Healthcare Reform? Three things employers need to focus on now.
The Benefits of WRAP Insurance on Large Construction Projects - Ray Buddie
Highlights from Day Three of Health Care Arguments [audio]
Highlights from Day Two of Health Care Arguments [audio]
Highlights from Day One of Health Care Arguments [audio]
Health Care Cases in 90 Seconds
Health Care 5: Will This Be a Landmark Decision?
Health Care 4: Can Congress Force States to Expand Medicaid?
Health Care 2: Can Congress Force Individuals to Buy Insurance?
Thefts of trade secrets through cyber espionage and cyber harassment through distributed denial of service attacks have been business hazards for years. Cyber security insurance policies to guard against these threats have...more
It is often said that advisory opinions are requested from the U.S. Office of Inspector General (OIG) when one wants a very safe deal blessed or when one wants to dissuade a competitor or counter-party from entering into or...more
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority ("APRA") has issued the final version of its new prudential practice guide, "Prudential Practice Guide CPG 235 - Managing Data Risk" ("Data Guide"). The Data Guide aims to assist...more
In response to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance’s continued questioning of physician-owned distributorships (PODs), the U.S. Department Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General issued its long-awaited...more
On October 22, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) released its “Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework,” with comments due 45 days after publication in the Federal Register. NIST expects the window...more
Given the prominence of recent cyber attacks, the importance of comprehensive cyber security policies in both the private and public sectors has received increased attention. As part of a comprehensive approach to cyber...more
“Cyber” insurance can be an extremely valuable asset in an organization’s strategy to address and mitigate cyber security, data privacy and other risks. But selecting and negotiating the right insurance product can present a...more
In a recent decision, New York's appellate court considered whether a "Computer Systems Fraud" insurance policy rider (Policy) covered losses that Universal American suffered as a result of fraudulent claims electronically...more
In an October 7th decision, the United States District Court for the Central District of California upheld coverage under a commercial general liability policy for a hospital data breach that compromised the records of nearly...more
Earlier this month, the Department of Justice announced the indictment of 13 individuals associated with the hacker organization Anonymous for a widespread scheme to disrupt and shut down commercial and government websites....more
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..Judge Orders $237.4 Million Penalty Against Tuomey for Stark Law and False Claims Act Violations
..Glitches and Demand Lead to Marketplace Frustration
..HHS Delays Small...more
In its recent decision in Universal American Corp. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburg, PA, 2013 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 6278 (N.Y. 1st Dep’t Oct. 1, 2013), the New York Appellate Division, First Department, had...more
For the first time, Senator Grassley has turned his scrutiny of the 340B Drug Pricing Program to pharmaceutical manufacturers.
As we previously wrote, Senator Grassley has been among the most vocal of critics in...more
Five industry executives argue for an overhaul of the current approval and reimbursement framework for diagnostic tests. In A Pay-For-Value, Data-Driven Approach for the Coverage of Innovative Genetic Tests a case is made for...more
Here a breach, there a breach, everywhere a data breach. Verizon’s most recent 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report remarks that “[p]erhaps more so than any other year, the large scale and diverse nature of data breaches...more
Mounting technical delays are complicating the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
The website Politico is reporting that the Obama Administration intends to delay a portion of Obamacare aimed at...more
This has been a busy week for the Department of Health and Human Services / Office for Civil Rights (HHS/OCR). It has started releasing guidance on various provisions of the Omnibus HIPAA final rule (the "Final Rule") in...more
Today’s the day! Today marks the long-awaited compliance date for the HIPAA Omnibus Rule.
In case you have put any thoughts of compliance with the Omnibus Rule out of your mind, you can no longer escape.
In response to recent litigation as well as concerns from the health care industry and privacy advocates, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has published guidance regarding the scope of the refill reminder exception under the...more
September 23rd is the HIPAA Omnibus Rule compliance deadline. The Rule expands the definition of Business Associates (BAs). Are you prepared?
Incorrect determinations lead to increased risk and potential liability for...more
On September 23, 2013, Covered Entities and Business Associates must be compliant with the final Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Rule (the “HIPAA Final Rule”). The HIPAA Final Rule modified...more
IVASS Measure no. 7 of 16 July 2012 (the “Measure”) implements article 22, paragraph 8, of Italian Legislative Decree no. 179 of 18 October 2012, converted into law no. 221 of 17 December 2012, and amends Isvap Regulation no....more
September 23, 2013 is the fast-approaching compliance deadline for the final omnibus HIPAA/HITECH rules. Many provisions required revisions to Notices of Privacy Practices (NPPs) maintained and distributed by covered...more
A recent study found that 31% of companies have cybersecurity insurance policies, while 39% planned to purchase a policy in the future. Ponemon Institute, a data privacy and cybersecurity research firm, found that 70% of...more
The 340B program permits eligible hospitals and other “safety-net” providers (Covered Entities) to purchase covered outpatient drugs from pharmaceutical manufacturers at significant discounts. The Affordable Care Act and the...more