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CMS allows Medicare Advantage plans to implement step therapy for Part B drugs - Will it really lower drug costs or simply increase administrative burdens?

Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC

On August 7, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a Memorandum (“Memorandum”) announcing a policy change to allow...

Back to Basics, ContinuedLet's talk about referral fees.

Sirote & Permutt PC

We are frequently asked about the propriety of paying a referral fee. That is, from time to time, a finance company may offer to pay its customer or...

Hurricane Florence: HHS responds to a Public Health Emergency by issuing HIPAA privacy rule waiver and equal access guidance

Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC

As Hurricane Florence inaugurates the U.S. hurricane season with fierce winds and torrential rains, health care providers are preparing to care for...

Answers to frequently asked questions on the NLRB’s new joint employment NPRM

Ogletree Deakins

On September 14, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register addressing...

The Regulators and Guidance: Thou Doth Protest Too Much

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

In our recent article in The Banking Law Journal, we discussed bank regulatory "guidance" that the U.S. Government Accountability Office ("GAO")...

Turbulence in Indian Skies

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

By 2035, India is expected to be a market of 442 million passengers. Notwithstanding these forecasts in recent weeks some Indian airlines...

European Court of Justice Delivers Victory for EU Transparency and Accountability

Latham & Watkins LLP

Landmark ruling requires the European Commission to disclose impact assessments used as a basis for its legislative decision-making process. The Grand...

India: No permits for vehicles with alternative fuel

SS Rana & Co

Travel is an indispensable requirement of the modern-day world. There is an increasing dependence on fuels required to run various means of transport...

CMS allows Medicare Advantage plans to implement step therapy for Part B drugs - Will it really lower drug costs or simply increase administrative burdens?

Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC

On August 7, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a Memorandum (“Memorandum”) announcing a policy change to allow...

India: Government Panel to penalize Johnson & Johnson

SS Rana & Co

Advancements in science has deeply impacted modern life. Innovation in technology has played a significant role in improving our health. Achievements...

Back to Basics, ContinuedLet's talk about referral fees.

Sirote & Permutt PC

We are frequently asked about the propriety of paying a referral fee. That is, from time to time, a finance company may offer to pay its customer or...

Autonomous Navigation. Challenges and opportunities on board Masterless vessels

KPMG

It is submitted that a mere temporary or piecemeal update of regulation is not sufficient. Rules should, as much as possible, contain self-updating provisions able to cater for current as well as future technological advances...

New restriction on foreign currency-denominated or indexed payments among residents in Turkey

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Effective from 13 September, Turkey has restricted foreign currency-denominated or indexed payments among residents in Turkey in relation to the: sale...

Updated response in PwC claim against Perpetual over Sequoia transaction

Gowling WLG

The following is an update to our prior Energy bulletin regarding the statement of claim filed on Aug. 6, 2018, by PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., in its...

China Cybersecurity and Data Protection: What you need to know about China's own GDPR

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

With the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) taking effect on 25 May 2018 across the EU, its Chinese equivalent came into force even earlier on...


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