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ACA Limits on Arrangements that Pay for Employee Coverage

Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers had a wide variety of options when it came to paying for employee coverage. One common design, particularly for smaller employers, was to reimburse employees on a pre-tax basis for…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

CMS Payment Initiatives Target Quality & Care Improvement - The Short Version

Like it or not, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is expanding its strong commitment to focus on quality and care improvement as the basis for payment throughout the continuum of care. The final rule for the…more
| Health

EEOC Cautions Employers About Discrimination Against Employees who are, or are Perceived to be Muslim or Middle Eastern

Late last month the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a statement by its Chair Jenny R. Yang, as well as two informational Question and Answer Guidance documents about discrimination against employees…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Residential Real Estate Marketing Services Agreements: Not Worth the Regulatory Risk

The residential mortgage origination industry has long used Marketing Services Agreements (MSAs) to establish the terms of certain marketing arrangements. An MSA, written or oral, addresses the terms according to which a…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

Final 2016 SMFP Need Determinations

The 2016 State Medical Facilities Plan (SMFP) was approved by Governor McCrory on December 15, 2015, and has been issued effective January 1, 2016. It includes several need determinations of interest to hospitals. These include…more
| Health

Adult Care Licensure Section of DHHS Reorganizes and Streamlines

The Adult Care Licensure Section of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation, has been reorganized, according to remarks made by Section Chief, Megan Lamphere, at the October Annual…more
| Administrative Law

Final Stark Rule Changes Adopt New Exceptions For Hospitals and Significant Clarifications - Corridors January 2016

In the Medicare Fee Schedule Final Rule with Comment Period for calendar year 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adopted two new exceptions to the Stark physician self-referral law affecting hospitals,…more
| Health

North Carolina Supreme Court Rejects Claims against Lender over Failed Real Estate Development

The NC Supreme Court recently affirmed the dismissal of a multitude of lender liability claims asserted against BB&T in a quasi-class action by purchasers of undeveloped lots in Brunswick County. In Arnesen et al. v. Rivers Edge…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Who's Going Under the Bus? Federal Policy on Individual Responsibility for Corporate Wrongdoing - Corridors January 2016

In a wake-up call to health care corporate officers and managers, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates earlier this fall announced a new, tougher U.S. Department of Justice policy regarding individual responsibility for corporate…more
| Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Health

CMS Initiatives Target Quality & Care Improvement - Corridors January 2016

Like it or not, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is showing a strong commitment to moving forward with its focus on hospitals’ quality and care improvement as the basis for payment. In November, CMS published…more
| Health

Proposed CON and Reporting Rules in the Works at DHHS - Corridors January 2016

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) has recently proposed changes to the rules governing health service facilities, including hospitals. The Department’s Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need…more
| Health

Corridors - January 2016 - News for North Carolina Hospitals

Final Stark Rule Changes Adopt New Exceptions For Hospitals and Significant Clarifications - In the Medicare Fee Schedule Final Rule with Comment Period for calendar year 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Professional Malpractice

How the Terrorist Attacks in Paris Have Affected International Travel, and What is to Come

Many witnessed increased security over the holidays at airports, train stations and public venues. The planner of the Paris attacks boasted about the freedom of travel through Europe, and the attackers held nationalities of…more
| International Law & Trade

Fourth Circuit Holds Consequential Damages Exclusion Bars $19 Million Fire Loss Claim Case Background

Poyner Spruill represented the defendant pesticide applicator, Industrial Fumigant Company (IFC), in Severn Peanut Co., Inc. v. Industrial Fumigant Co., 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS (4th Cir. Dec. 2, 2015). IFC was sued in the aftermath…more
| Agriculture, Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Does My Company Really Need to Have a Written Policy on Drug and Alcohol Testing?

When counseling a new client, I normally ask if they have a written drug and alcohol testing policy. If the company is fairly large, it normally has such a policy. I do, however, occasionally receive a response from smaller…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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