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CMS Issues Proposed FY 2016 SNF PPS Rule

On April 15, 2015, CMS issued its proposed FY 2016 rule outlining Medicare payment rates for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). CMS projects that the overall economic impact of the proposed rule would result in an estimated…more
| Health

President Obama Signs SGR Repeal Legislation; New Physician Payment Methodology Begins in 2019

On April 16, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). MACRA repeals the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) that was set to cut Medicare Physician Fee Schedule…more
| Elections & Politics, Health

The GAO Issued A Report Recommending Improvements For Aircraft Cybersecurity

On April 14, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) issued a report highlighting cybersecurity challenges as the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) transitions to the Next Generation Air Transportation System…more
| Administrative Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Is Congress Ready To Act On Trade Legislation? Bill To Renew Trade Promotion Authority About To Be Considered

On April 16, long-awaited trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation was introduced in the House and Senate. The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (S. 995/H.R. 1890) is sponsored by the…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Congress To Take Up Major Cybersecurity Legislation During “Cyber Week”

Earlier this month, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released an April agenda in which he designated the upcoming week to passing legislation to secure cyber networks and prevent data breaches. Making good on that…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

CMS Issues FY 2016 IPPS and LTCH Proposed Rule

On April 17, 2015, CMS released a proposed rule (Proposed Rule) to update the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH)…more
| Health

ITC Section 337 Update - April 2015

Motorola’s Appeal To Ninth Circuit Of A Jury Determination That Motorola Breached Its FRAND Obligation – In a case involving the first time a federal district court judge determined a FRAND royalty rate for standard essential…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

CMS Issues 2016 Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates and Medicare Advantage and Part D Payment Policies and Final Call Letter

On April 6, 2015, CMS released final updates to the Medicare Advantage and Part D programs through its 2016 Rate Announcement and Call Letter. CMS estimates an expected average change in revenue of 1.25 percent with respect to…more
| Health

CMS’s Proposes Rule On Mental Health Parity to Strengthen Access to Medicaid and CHIP Plans

On April 6, 2015, CMS announced a proposed rule intended to align mental health and substance use disorder benefits for low-income Americans with benefits required of private health plans and insurance. The proposed rule…more
| Health

Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority Confirms Direct Foreign Investment on Tadawul to Commence in June 2015

Regulator Breaks Silence on New Rules - 16 April 2015: The Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority (CMA) announced today that the regulations governing foreign investment in shares listed on the Saudi Arabian stock…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

FTC Scrutinizes Two Companies For Falsely Reporting Compliance With E.U. Safe Harbor In Privacy Policies

On April 7, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that two companies have agreed to settle claims that the companies failed to update their privacy policies to reflect lapsed compliance with the U.S.-E.U. and…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

CMS Issues Guidance on Reimbursement for Biosimilars under Medicare and Medicaid

Biosimilars Are Generally Treated as Single Source Drugs - On March 30, 2015, in the wake of the first biosimilar product licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Horizon Avoids Data Breach Class Action For Lack Of Standing

On March 31, 2015, a New Jersey federal judge dismissed a class action lawsuit against Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. alleging the company failed to protect the personal information of thousands of insurance network members…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Privacy, Health

CMS Clarifies Survey Requirements for Off-Premises Activities of Outpatient Physical Therapy Providers

On April 3, 2015, CMS issued letter guidance and an update to the State Operations Manual (SOM), which will be of interest to outpatient therapy (OPT) providers. Medicare issued new clarifications on the survey requirements…more
| Health

CMS Issues Proposed Modifications to Meaningful Use Rule

On Friday, April 10, 2015, CMS issued a proposed rule containing several important modifications to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. Among the most notable proposals is to move eligible hospitals from a…more
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