Topic: Health Care

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Apple Taxes, Trademark Scams, Email Systems, Renewable Fuels

Of course we think you should still subscribe to a hard copy of the newspaper. How else are you going to protect your tablet if it rains? Want to be like Apple and save big money on taxes? Hire a tax attorney! (Moskowitz) This is a trademark renewal scam. Don’t fall for it (Burns &… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: BYOD Policies, Trade Secrets, Self-Disclosure, Supplier Breakdowns

Today’s efficiency tip: save time with email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Click here to sign up. Key workplace issue in the era of Mad Men: employee BYOB policies. Key workplace issue today: employee BYOD policies (Pillsbury) Didn’t we end this relationship a long time ago? So why are you still using our… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Workplace Harassment, Vicarious Liability, Resource Nationalism, Wild Kingdom

To go with today’s JD Supra Corporate Brief, we’d recommend a nice, full-bodied 2013 Arabica-Robusta blend from Brazil… How are companies responding to workplace harassment, discrimination and retaliation? Read this benchmark survey… (NAVEX Global) The European Union is on the cusp of implementing new rules that will require greater transparency on payments made in the… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: IRS Guidance, Shareholder Requests, Recess Appointments, Bank Secrecy

The bad news: It’s Monday. The good news: The JD Supra Corporate Brief is here. The legal news: below… The Supreme Court likes arbitration. A lot (Pepper Hamilton) This overview of new IRS guidance on “minimum value, affordability, and wellness programs” under Obamacare is a must-read for all employers (Mintz Levin) How to respond to… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: COPAA Compliance, False Certifications, Medical Check-ups, Fracking Regulations

Busy morning? You probably deserve a break. A JD Supra Corporate Brief break, that is. And a blueberry scone… Check your mailbox – the FTC is sending out COPPA compliance letters… (Mintz Levin) In the market for a municipal regulated gas division? (Saul Ewing) Appeals court reverses an $11 million False Claims Act judgment with… Read more »

Doing Business in China: Latest Need-to-Know from JD Supra

For your convenience, here’s a roundup of recent legal commentary and analysis on a broad range of issues facing companies doing business in and with China, on data privacy and protection, merger control regulations, employment law, intellectual property, corruption, and more: Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Issues Draft Provisions Governing Protection of Personal… Read more »

Doing Business in China: Need-to-Know from JD Supra

From online privacy, to revised labor laws, to health care considerations, and more … here’s a roundup of recent legal advisories covering a broad range of issues on doing business in the People’s Republic of China. For your reference: Privacy in China: New Rule to Protect Personal Information (Dechert LLP): “The Standing Committee of the… Read more »

FTC Issues Favorable Opinion for Clinical Integration Program

In its first advisory opinion letter issued since implementation began on the Affordable Care Act, the Federal Trade Commission indicated that it would not challenge a proposal from the Norman Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) to form a clinical integration program (CIP). For your reference, a roundup of legal commentary and analysis on the FTC opinion.… Read more »

HIPAA Q&A: What’s the New Word on Data Breaches?

“The definition of a data ‘breach’ was changed. The Omnibus Rules replaced the more subjective ‘harm standard’ with a more objective test that requires the covered entity to determine (based on a four-factor risk assessment) whether protected health information has been ‘compromised.’” (Snell & Wilmer) One of the key components of the new HIPAA /… Read more »

Summary of Final Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Rules

No time read all 563 pages of the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights’ HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule? Here’s a summary of key points: Effective Date: “The Enforcement Rule changes are effective on March 26, 2013. The additional 180 days afforded for most of the provisions in the Final Rule apply… Read more »

New HIPAA Omnibus Rule Modifies Privacy and Breach Notification Requirements for Health Care Providers

“The Final Rule represents the most significant development in healthcare privacy law since the issuance of the final Privacy Rule and Security Rule a decade ago.” (Morgan Lewis) On January 17, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final omnibus rule, strengthening the… Read more »

A Regulatory Tsunami is Building in Washington…

The business community as a whole can expect President Obama’s second term to be one of most intense periods of regulatory activity in nearly 40 years. But the health care, energy, and financial services industries will be the hardest hit. From law firm Venable: “Several themes will shape the regulatory process over the next four… Read more »

5 Must-Reads for Corporate Leaders in the New Year

Dodd-Frank, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, social media in the workplace, cybersecurity, SEC regulations… all front-and-center corporate issues at the start of a new year. Your job, among many other things, is to know what to do about each of them. That’s why it helps when leading lawyers with expertise in each of these fields… Read more »

New 2.3% Medical Device Excise Tax Goes into Effect January 1, 2013

Earlier this month, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued final rules for the new 2.3% excise tax that will be imposed on medical devices as of January 1, 2013 pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. For manufacturers, producers, and importers of medical devices, here’s a brief Q&A… Read more »

False Claims Act Reaps Nearly $5 Billion for DOJ in 2012

“While everyone appears to be spending time on FCPA enforcement and compliance, companies need to spend more time in protecting themselves from the False Claim Act.” (Michael Volkov) The Department of Justice just announced that it recovered a record $4.9 billion from False Claims Act judgments and settlements in the 2012 fiscal year, and the… Read more »