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SMART Moves to a New Forum: Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities to Consider a SMART Tariff

Stakeholders have been following the development of “SMART” as a successor to the SREC program in Massachusetts for more than a year.  (See our previous posts on the development process here, here, and here.)  As it stands,...more

MA Department of Energy Resources Files Final Revised Regulations for Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target Program

On August 11th, 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) released its final set of proposed regulations for the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program, which aims to deploy another 1,600 MW...more

CMS Issues Alert Updating and Clarifying Mandatory Reporting Thresholds for Certain Liability Insurance Settlements, Judgments,...

by King & Spalding on

On December 12, 2016, CMS issued a Technical Alert that announced a change in reporting requirements for several different types of settlements with total payment obligation to claimant (TPOC) dates on or after January 1,...more

Using a Special Needs Trust in the Settlement of a Product Liability Lawsuit

by Wilson Elser on

Product liability cases frequently involve severe and even catastrophic injuries. As a result, product liability defense counsel and insurance adjusters must be familiar with the prospects for use of a special needs trust as...more

CMS Issues Proposal Establishing Appeal Process for Applicable Plans in Medicare Secondary Payer Cases

by King & Spalding on

On December 27, 2013, CMS issued proposed changes to the regulation governing Medicare Secondary Payers (MSP) to establish a formal, multilevel administrative appeals process for applicable plans against which MSP recovery...more

Mississippi Enacts Academic Research Rebate Legislation and Expands Existing Motion Picture Production Rebate Program

Mississippi recently enacted two pieces of legislation that should encourage private investment in the state. The Strengthening Mississippi Academic Research Through Business (SMART Business) Act (House Bill 826), which...more

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News Update - January 16, 2013

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In This Issue: - Fiscal Cliff Deal Lengthens Medicare Overpayment Recovery Period - Cutting Medicaid Provider Tax May Shift Costs to States, CRS Finds - MedPAC Finalizes Payment Recommendations, GAO Solicits...more

The SMART Act: A Bipartisan Attempt to Make the MSP Act Workable

by Cozen O'Connor on

On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed into law H.R. 1845, which includes the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2011 (SMART Act). The SMART Act amends several portions of the Medicare Secondary Payer...more

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