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Watch Out: Workplace Smells, ADA Disability, Telecommuting, and an EEOC Lawsuit
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2017

According to the EEOC in this just filed lawsuit, a home care services provider in North Carolina violated federal disability

That Stinks! EEOC Sues on Behalf of Employee Denied Relief from Workplace Smells
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • July 13 2017

On July 12, 2017, the EEOC filed suit in the Middle District of North Carolina alleging that an employer violated the Americans with Disabilities Act

Is Telemedicine Change Coming to Congress? The Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2017 Among Several New Federal Bills
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2017

Congress is reconsidering a nationwide telehealth coverage bill, named the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2017, designed to introduce an

United States ex rel. Phalp
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • June 26 2017

A unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (Eleventh Circuit) recently affirmed two grants of summary judgment in favor

Reasonable Interpretation of Ambiguous Regulation May Not Preclude False Claims Act Liability
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2017

A recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit establishes that a defendant in a False Claims Act (FCA) case cannot

CMS Publishes 2016 Hospice Data, Indicating Further ScrutinyChanges
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2017

With the publication of the proposed FY 2018 hospice wage index and payment update, CMS indicates further scrutiny and less compensation for hospices

CY 2018 Medicare Advantage Final Call Letter
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2017

The most recent MA Call Letter, "Announcement of Calendar Year (CY) 2018 Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates and Medicare Advantage and Part D Payment

OSHA's final rule to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica effective June 23, 2017 for the construction industry
  • Vandeventer Black LLP
  • USA
  • April 3 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Another one bites the dust - ACT employer successfully defends claim green coffee bean dust caused injury
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • October 26 2016

In Lean v Cosmorex Coffee Pty Limited 2016 ACTSC 309 the ACT Supreme Court found that while Cosmorex, the defendant employer, had breached

CMS Announces Changes to Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2016

CMS is announcing changes to the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (MA-VBID) model, which is testing how MA plans can use health plan