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Cyber Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act Set For Markup Session

The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence panel will mark up the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) this week. Last year, CISPA met strong opposition from privacy advocates and the public due to...more

Part B Inpatient Billing in Hospitals

Introduction - On March 13, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) concurrently issued CMS Ruling Number CMS-1455-R (the Administrator’s Ruling) and a proposed rule, “Part B Inpatient Billing in...more

Maryland Cybersecurity-Related Legislative Developments

The Maryland State Senate is considering several cybersecurity-related bills to advance the state’s efforts to be the epicenter for cybersecurity. Maryland has already enacted several measures to foster cybersecurity...more

Legislative Update Report No. 2012-22 - Nov 30, 2012

In This Article: Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and...more

Legal Alert: Congress Approves Legislation Expanding Federal Whistleblower Protection Act

Executive Summary: On November 14, 2012, the Senate passed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) of 2012. The House previously approved the Act, and President Obama is expected to sign it into law. The Act...more

Massachusetts Legislative Committee Approves Legislation Expanding Regulatory Oversight of Healthcare Organizations

Legislation under consideration in Massachusetts would increase the regulatory oversight of hospitals, other healthcare providers and healthcare insurers. On Tuesday, March 20, 2012, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on...more

House Financial Services Committee Considers Internet Gambling

Internet gambling has captured the attention of the House Financial Services Committee and its chairman, Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts. Currently on the books, but not yet implemented, is the Unlawful Internet...more

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