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New Biogas Rules to be Considered at California Public Utilities Commission

Upcoming decisions of the California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC") on two matters related to biogas will substantially influence market opportunities for instate biogas producers for the foreseeable future. The CPUC is...more

Revisiting the Medicare Shared Savings Program: An Interagency Effort to Promote Accountable Care

On October 20, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released its final rule (“Final Rule”) implementing the voluntary Medicare Shared Savings Program (“Program”)1 for accountable care organizations...more

The ACO Final Rule Is Released Are You Ready

On October 20, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an advance copy of the final rule for accountable care organizations (ACOs). Additional governmental guidance was issued to address antitrust...more

Ropes & Gray Analysis of CMS Proposed ACO Rule and Related Agency Issuances

Introduction On March 31, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released the long-awaited Medicare Shared Savings Program proposed regulations establishing Medicare Accountable Care Organizations...more

CMS Releases Proposed Rule Governing Accountable Care Organizations

On March 31, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a long-awaited Proposed Rule governing accountable care organizations (“ACOs”). The Proposed Rule will be formally published in the Federal...more

The Dawning of the Age of Accountable Care? Federal Agencies Reveal Rules for Accountable Care Organizations

Rushing to avoid being cast as an April Fools’ publication, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its proposed rule implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)’s Section 3022,...more

Health Headlines - April 4, 2011

In This Issue: - CMS Releases Proposed ACO Rule - U.S. Antitrust Enforcement Agencies Release Policy Statement Regarding ACOs - CMS/OIG Notice Regarding Waiver Designs in Connection with the Medicare Shared...more

ACO Update: Federal Agencies Release Coordinated ACO Shared Savings Program Legal Issues

Today, several agencies simultaneously announced guidance for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Today’s announcements include: (1) the proposed rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program from the Centers for Medicare &...more

New Tax Insights - Volume 2, Issue 1 - January 2011

In this issue: Top 10 New York Tax Highlights for 2010; Equitable Recoupment Bars Deficiency, Not Refund; Interest Runs from Date of Original Return; New Forms for Tax Credit Deferral; and No Deduction for Embezzled...more

Legal and Regulatory Risks & Opportunities Facing Credit Counseling Agencies: Navigating a Legal Mindfield to Help Consumers in...

Introduction: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: New Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection; Other Opportunities and Pitfalls; Other Federal Developments: What does the new Telemarketing Sales Rule...more

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