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Risk Adjustment & Assessment In The Payor Universe (Video Content)
Closing the Healthcare Growth Cap Conference on April 11th, 2013, Stuart Rosenthal, Partner in the Business Law Department at Goodwin Procter moderates a panel that addresses three critical themes.
United States
22 Jul 2013
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Alternative Financing Strategies For Growth Stage Healthcare Companies (Video Content)
Moderating the Alternative Financing Strategies for Growth Stage Healthcare Companies panel discussion at the Healthcare Growth Cap Conference on April 11, 2013.
United States
10 Jun 2013
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HHS Issues Long-Awaited Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule
On January 17, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") released its much-anticipated final HIPAA omnibus rule.
United States
6 Feb 2013
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Landmark Healthcare Reform Legislation Creates Statutory Pathway For Biosimilar Biologics
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 ("PPACA"), Public Law No. 111-148.
United States
13 Apr 2011
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Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Becomes Effective June 1, 2010
The Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") has issued interim final rules relating to the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program introduced by the Health Care Reform Acts.
United States
19 May 2010
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Health Care Reform Mandates Extended Coverage for Children Until Age 26 and Exempts from Taxation Medical Benefits for Children up to Age 27
The recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the 2010 Health Care Reconciliation Act (together, the "Health Care Reform Acts"), imposes a new requirement on group health plans that provide for coverage of dependents of a covered individual.
United States
12 May 2010
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Landmark Healthcare Reform Legislation Creates Statutory Pathway for Biosimilar Biologics
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 ("PPACA"), Public Law No. 111-148. This massive, groundbreaking piece of legislation contains, or the first time, a statutory pathway for licensure, or approval, of biological products that are biosimilar to, and possibly interchangeable with, earlier biological products (termed "reference products") licensed under the Public Health Service Act.
United States
7 Apr 2010
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New Law Establishes Tax Credits for Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Projects
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, establishes a new tax credit that may be of significant benefit to small and mid-sized life sciences companies.
United States
2 Apr 2010
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FTC Weighs In As Congress Considers Generic Biologics
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Hatch-Waxman Act in the United States, which created a pathway for generic drugs by means of an abbreviated version of a New Drug Application for small molecule drugs regulated by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
United States
19 Jun 2009
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FDA Takes Action In Response To Swine Flu Threat
In response to requests from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), FDA has issued emergency use authorizations (“EUAs”) to make important diagnostic and therapeutic tools available to the public.
United States
12 Jun 2009
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Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act Imposes New Group Health Plan Enrollment Rights And Obligations On Employers
President Obama signed the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 into law on February 4, 2009 (the “Act”).
United States
31 Mar 2009
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Economic Stimulus Legislation Expands Scope And Enforcement Of HIPAA
On February 17, 2009, in response to concerns over continually weakening economic conditions, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”).
United States
 
16 Mar 2009
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Temporary COBRA Subsidy Included In The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act Of 2009
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009.
United States
23 Feb 2009
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New Whistleblower Law Increases Risks and Compliance Requirements for Many Companies
Effective January 1, 2007, the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 ("DRA") imposes new requirements on companies and threatens to increase whistleblower activity significantly. Although the law applies directly to healthcare-related entities that make or receive more than $5 million in state Medicaid payments, it is likely to have a substantial impact beyond the healthcare industry.
United States
13 Nov 2006
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Multidistrict Litigation Order Criticizes Thousands of Silicosis Claims; Potential Implications for Other Areas of Mass Tort Litigation
In a 249-page order intended to "serve notice . . . that truth matters in a courtroom no less than in a doctor's office," a federal district court has found that the vast majority of approximately 10,000 silicosis claims consolidated in multidistrict litigation ("MDL")" were essentially manufactured on an assembly line" run by plaintiffs' lawyers, screening companies and doctors.
United States
 
19 Jul 2005
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IRS Provides Guidance Regarding Retirement Plan Contributions for Employees in Military Service and Terminated Employees (Employee Benefits Update)
Recently issued IRS guidance provides that contributions to tax-qualified (i.e., Section 401(a)) retirement plans – including Section 401(k) contributions – generally may be based on compensation received by terminated employees in only limited circumstances.
United States
 
27 Jun 2005
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Stem Cells: Their Promise, Their Problems
Stem cells have been in the news a great deal recently, both for their medical promise and the difficult ethical questions the use of embryonic stem cells present. Here we discuss some of the science, medical treatments, ethics, IP concerns and business of stem cells.
United States
 
9 Mar 2005
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IRS Issues Guidance on Automatic Rollover Rule (Employee Benefits Update)
Also discussed in this article: IRS Issues Final 401(k) Regulations; USERRA Health Continuation Coverage Period Extended for Military Service.
United States
 
31 Jan 2005
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DOL Issues Final COBRA Notice Regulation

The Department of Labor ("DOL") has issued a final regulation regarding COBRA notice requirements for plan administrators, employers, and qualified beneficiaries. The final regulation is effective for plan years beginning on or after November 26, 2004 (i.e., for most plans, January 1, 2005).
United States
 
3 Aug 2004
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