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American Hospital Association and Hospital Groups File Challenge to Medicare's Two Midnight Rule and Other Hospital Payment Policies

On April 14, 2014, the American Hospital Association (AHA), together with several hospitals and other hospital associations, filed two lawsuits in D.C. District Court challenging Medicare hospital reimbursement policies. In the…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

Kentucky Enacts Data Breach Notification Law - New Law Limits Cloud Service Providers’ Collection of Student Data

Kentucky is the 47th state, along with the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, to enact a data breach notification law requiring business entities to notify individuals of security breaches involving…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Education, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Escalation In Ukraine Leads The United States, EU, Canada, Australia and New Zealand To Respond With Targeted Economic Sanctions

Following a November 2013 decision by the Ukrainian government to suspend preparations for a trade agreement with the European Union, Ukrainians staged massive protests against the government and President Victor Yanukovych that…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

OIG Reports Limited Compliance with Face-to-Face Certification Requirement for Home Health

The OIG recently released a report summarizing the details of its study regarding compliance with the requirement that physicians (or certain practitioners working with them) who certify beneficiaries as eligible for Medicare…more
| Health

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - April 2014 (#2)

In This Issue: - Downturn in Chinese Economy May Be Triggering An Export Surge - EPA Issues Guidance On American Iron And Steel Requirement For $2.4 Billion In FY 2014 Clean Water And Drinking Water State…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

OIG Recommends Reduction in Hospital Outpatient Rates for Certain Procedures that Can Be Performed in ASCs

On April 16, 2014, the OIG released a report concluding that between CYs 2007 through 2011, Medicare has saved nearly $7 billion by covering surgical procedures in ASCs. In addition to the savings that would continue to accrue…more
| Health

ITC Section 337 Update

Commission Confirms That Electronic Transmissions Are "Articles" Under Section 337 – On April 10, 2014, the Commission issued a public version of its Opinion affirming-in-part, reversing-in-part and denying-in-part the…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Health Headlines: Also in the News

340B “Mega-Reg” Under Review by OMB – The Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), Office of Pharmacy Affairs sent the long-awaited 340B Proposed Rule to the Office of Budget and Management Affairs (OMB) last week for…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Changes to Community Benefit Reporting for Tax-Exempt Hospitals

For tax year 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made a change to the manner in which tax-exempt organizations that operate one or more hospital facilities compute community benefit for purposes of reporting on Schedule…more
| Health, Taxation, Nonprofit Law

CMS Releases Rate Announcement and Final Call Letter for Medicare Advantage and Part D Programs

On April 7, 2014, CMS issued the 2015 rate announcement and final call letter for the Medicare Advantage and Part D programs. Notably, CMS reversed planned rate cuts to Medicare Advantage plans, and is instead replacing those…more
| Health

New York Court Recognizes Foreign Criminal Judgment in Case of First Impression

On April 1, 2014, a New York state appellate court held that a judgment rendered by a foreign criminal court that required the defendant to make a payment of money to victims of his fraud was capable of domestication under…more
| Civil Remedies, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

Investing in Georgia - Economic Development Newsletter - April 2014

Welcome to King & Spalding's economic development news bulletin,Investing in Georgia. In this edition, you will find: - A final update on some of the key legislative actions during the 2014 Session of the Georgia General…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

HHS Secretary Sebelius Resigns; President Obama Nominates OMB Director Burwell

Last Friday, at a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House, President Obama accepted the resignation of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and announced that he would nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, current Director of the…more
| Elections & Politics, Health

FERC Decision Rejects Oil Pipeline's Petition for Declaratory Order Approving Contract Rates, Special Prorationing Methodologies and Priority Access to Excess Capacity

FERC recently issued a decision in which, for the first time, it denied an oil pipeline's petition for a declaratory order seeking FERC's approval of the pipeline's proposed rate structure and terms of service, prorationing…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

FERC Proposes Development of Physical Security Standards for the Bulk-Power System

On March 7, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") directed the North American Electric Reliability Corporation ("NERC") to develop reliability standards requiring owners and operators of the Bulk-Power System…more
| Energy & Utilities
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