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Court Enjoins CMS From Enforcing Dissatisfaction Requirement When a Provider’s Appeal Stems from the MAC’s Failure to Issue a...

On August 6, 2014, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia enjoined CMS, its Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), and the Provider Reimbursement Review Board (PRRB) from applying the...more

HHS Enjoined from Enforcing Self-Disallowance Regulation

On August 6th, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia enjoined HHS (along with the PRRB and CMS’s Medicare contractors) from applying HHS’s “self-disallowance” regulation to any appeals filed on the basis of an...more

FCC Will Maintain And Enhance Broadband Transparency - Agency Also Will Reinstate Internet No-Blocking Rules

On May 15, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in its Open Internet proceeding. The Notice was issued in response to the recent federal court ruling in Verizon v. FCC which...more

When NPR Podcasters Hit the Patent System – An Update

In May of this year, the NPR podcast "Planet Money" released an episode entitled "When Patents Hit the Podcast." At that time, we reported on this podcast, and the misconceptions of the patent system that the show...more

U.S. Basel III Final Rule and its Impact on the Securitization Framework

The three U.S. federal banking agencies (the “Agencies”) have adopted a final rule (the “Rule”) that implements the Basel III regulatory capital framework and comprehensively revises the regulatory capital requirements for...more

Federal Regulators Issue Proposal to Revise Qualified Residential Mortgage Rule

Collectively, the FDIC, the OCC, FRB, SEC, FHFA, and HUD issued a second proposal Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement the risk retention requirements of the Dodd-Frank Act. Section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Act amended...more

When NPR Podcasters Hit the Patent System

There has been a lot of discussion recently in the mainstream press regarding the U.S. patent system and its perceived failings. The current outcries stem from the apparent proliferation of "Patent Trolls," also known by the...more

Stealth Lawyer: Art Chung, Game Show Writer [Video]

Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Art Chung, puzzle guru and writer for NPR's "Ask Me Another," talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his transition from practicing law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP to writing for game...more

Supreme Court: Providers' Appeal Period Not Extended by Doctrine of Equitable Tolling

Under the Medicare statute and implementing regulation, providers have 180 days from the issuance of a Notice of Program Reimbursement (NPR) in which to file an appeal to the Provider Reimbursement Review Board (PRRB). This...more

Nina Totenberg: SCOTUS Secrets, Leaks & Pizza with Scalia [Video]

July 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- U.S. Supreme Court justices are "really worried" about leaks, NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia. Media reports about Chief Justice John Roberts...more

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