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By Amanda Zablocki, Kristi Kung
On April 4, 2018, the CMS finalized guidance and policies for the Medicare Advantage program that will expand the supplemental benefits afforded to beneficiaries to include items and services that address certain SDOH.
By Lindsay Colvin Stone
On April 12, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a 2019 New York budget implementing the provisions of S-7848A (the "Budget").
By Kimpo Ngoi
In Franchina v. City of Providence, 2018 WL 550511, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 1919, the First Circuit offered no sympathy to the City in its appeal of a jury award that found the City's fire department...
By John Stigi, Christopher Bosch
In O'Donnell v. AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co., No. 17-cv-1085, 2018 WL 1720808 (2d Cir. Apr. 10, 2018), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ...
By James Hays, Danielle Thompson
On Wednesday April 11, 2018, the New York City Council enacted a package of eleven bills, collectively titled the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the "Act").
By Brian Daucher
Historically, health plans and pharmacy benefit managers ("PBMs") have been uncomfortable neighbors. Plans provide drug coverage, but contract out the provision of such drugs to independent PBMs.
By Reid Whitten, Julien Blanquart
Chinese investment in the United States plummeted in 2017 and is likely to continue to fall. According to the Wall Street Journal ....
By Snehal Desai, Kari M. Rollins
New York Attorney General, Eric. T. Schneiderman, stated in a recent press release that 9.2 million New Yorkers had their personal data compromised in 2017.
By Cody J. Fierro, Matthew Goldman, Jordan Grushkin
Despite the Trump Administration's unsuccessful attempts to fully repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (the "ACA"), the Administration has continued to target the ACA.
By Brian Daucher
This year CMS is rolling out two new programs aimed, finally, at helping to settle certain types of pending provider reimbursement appeals.
By J. Scott Maberry
On April 3, 2018, President Trump's U.S. Trade Representative released a list of 1300 categories of Chinese goods that will be subject to 25% tariffs.
By Fatema Merchant
A lot of us in the sanctions compliance world were wondering whether and when OFAC would issue official guidance on its application of sanctions in the digital currency world.
By Lynsey Mitchel, Erica J. Kraus
Medicare Part C and Part D Star Ratings are used by CMS to measure the quality of and reflect the experiences of beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage ("MA") and Prescription Drug Plans ("PDPs").
By Amber Thomson, Liisa Thomas
Alabama is the final US state to enact data breach notification legislation. The new law takes effect on June 1, 2018 and applies to electronic "sensitive" data.
By Kelly Hensley, Brian S. Fong
Enacted in 1963, the Equal Pay Act prohibits differential payments between male and female employees doing equal work except when made pursuant to a seniority system, a merit system...
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