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The New York State Department of Health Releases Long-Awaited Proposed Regulations Authorizing the Formation of ACOs

The long-awaited proposed regulations authorizing the formation of accountable care organizations (“ACOs”) in New York are finally here. Interested parties may comment on the proposal until December 1, 2014. The regulations will…more
| Business Organizations, Health

OIG Proposes New Safe Harbors to the Anti-Kickback Statute and New Exceptions to the Two Civil Monetary Penalty Provisions

On October 3, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) published a proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”) to add new safe harbors to the federal health care program anti-kickback statute…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Updated Timeline of Highlights for Employer Group Health Plan Compliance with the Affordable Care Act

Since enactment of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), the regulators have promulgated a myriad of regulations implementing the ACA’s requirements for group health plans. Over the past several years, the Obama administration has…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

FSMB Releases Completed Draft Framework for Interstate Physician Licensure

On September 5, 2014, the Federation of State Medical Boards (“FSMB”), a nonprofit organization representing the 70 state medical and osteopathic boards nationwide, announced the completion of its drafting process for its…more
| Health

CMS Cost Sharing Reduction Reconciliation Reporting for QHPs

Qualified Health Plans (“QHPs”) and other stakeholders have until October 27, 2014, to comment on CMS’s proposed cost sharing reduction payment reconciliation reporting process. On Friday, September 26, 2014, CMS released…more
| Administrative Law, Health, Government Contracting

New District of Columbia Law Greatly Expands Remedies for Wage Law Violations and Places New Notice Requirements on Employers

On September 19, 2014, Mayor Vincent C. Gray signed the “Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014” (“Act”) (D.C. Act 20-426). The Act generally broadens the coverage of, and expands the notice requirements, means of…more
| Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law

Five High-Level Issues to Consider in Shaping Employee Benefit Offerings

The workplace that we know today is rapidly changing. Competition for highly skilled workers is fierce, employees have become more mobile (due, in part, to alternative work arrangements or outsourcing), and there are often…more
| Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law

CMS Requests Input on Health Plan Innovation Initiatives

Medicare Advantage (“MA”) plans, prescription drug plans (“PDPs”), and other stakeholders have until November 3, 2014, to provide input into the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (“CMS’s”) consideration of potential…more
| Administrative Law, Health, Insurance, Securities Law

Special Immigration Alert: 2016 Diversity Visa Lottery Begins on October 1, 2014, and Ends on November 3, 2014

The Department of State ("DOS") just announced the registration period for the DV-2016 Diversity Visa ("DV-2016") lottery. It began on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4) and will conclude on Monday, November…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

OIG Warns Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of Improper Part D Beneficiary Coupon Use

On September 19, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a study showing that pharmaceutical manufacturer safeguards to prevent Medicare Part D (“Part D”) beneficiaries…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

FDA Releases Draft Guidance Updating Agency Policies on the Informed Consent Process for Clinical Trials

On July 15, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) released draft guidance that provides extensive commentary on FDA’s current thinking regarding the clinical trial informed consent process. Once finalized, this…more
| Administrative Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Immigration Alert: September 2014

Sixth Circuit Expands the Liability of Health Care Employers for Sponsorship Costs - On August 20, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued its decision in Kutty v. U.S. Department of Labor, No…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Immigration Law

New Laws Affecting California Employers: Anti-Harassment Protections for Unpaid Interns, Anti-Bullying Training for Managers, and Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

California employers need to be aware of three important employment laws that were recently enacted. Effective immediately, California’s existing discrimination and harassment laws have been extended to unpaid interns…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Massachusetts Now Requires Employers to Provide Domestic Violence Leave

Massachusetts has enacted a law requiring employers with 50 or more employees to grant employees “domestic violence leave.” The law, entitled “ An Act Relative to Domestic Violence,” was approved by Governor Deval Patrick on…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Five ACA Issues That Employers Should Be Following

Employers have about three months to finalize their employer mandate compliance plans under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). While most employers are in the final stages of planning, this month’s Take 5 will address five ACA…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation
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