So you’ve lived in California for years, and you’re now working outside of the state for an extended period of time, and you wonder how that affects your residency status. Turns out that there is a special statutory provision for many in your circumstances. California R & TC Section 17014 provides that a taxpayer isContinue Reading
New Year, New Flexibility: Top 10 Takeaways from CMS Stark Law Final Rule
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published the Calendar Year 2016 Physician Fee Schedule final rule with comment period, which includes a final rule that amends certain Stark Law regulations.
What the EU Safe Harbor Ruling Means for Data Centers
US data center providers may need alternate approaches to "safe habor" data security as they negotiate deals with European customers.
HHS to Ease Fraud and Abuse Rules Part 4: Proposed Revisions to the Stark Law
As discussed in a previous McGuireWoods alert , on Oct. 9, the Department of Health and Human Services announced two proposed rules to significantly amend the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law), the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and the Civil Monetary Penalties (CMP) Law. This client alert, the fourth in McGuireWoods’ summary series on these proposed rules, focuses on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’)…
What is U.S.-EU Safe Harbor?
What is U.S.-EU Safe Harbor law? The U.S.-European Union Safe Harbor Program is a streamlined process for US companies to comply with the EU Data Protection Directive of 1998 on maintaining the privacy and integrity of personal data. Different from HIPAA, PCI and SOX compliance requirements, the Safe Harbor program framework was developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2000 in consultation with the European…
Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care: New Stark & Anti-Kickback Rules
On October 22, 2019, CMS and OIG (Office of Inspector General) released new proposed rules regarding Stark Law Exceptions and Anti-Kickback Safe...
How Safe Harbor Affects Cloud Service Providers
Earlier this year in April, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) released a document to provide guidance on the use of U.S. cloud service providers by those in the European Union (EU) regarding personal data hosting and privacy. Specifically, the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor set of policy standards facilitates a bridge to close the gap between Europe’s standardized data privacy laws and the U.S.’s…
What are the Implications of Safe Harbor?
George Ralph discusses the implications of the Safe Harbor. What are the implications of the collapse of Safe Harbor for the alternative investment sector? The US approaches data protection in a very different way to Europe, but with so many organizations doing business across the globe, it became apparent that there was something needed to bridge the gap, and ensure that European personal data was handled in as stringent a manner, when it reached the US.
HHS' proposed interoperability rules to increase EHR access
CMS released two long-awaited interoperability rules with new requirements for patient health data-sharing.
What is a SAFE HARBOR DIRECTED IRA?
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HHS proposes overhaul of privacy rules for addiction treatment patient records
The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing revisions to federal regulations governing the confidentiality of patient records created by federally assisted substance use disorder treatment programs.
4 trends in the current Stark Law enforcement climate
With increased focus by the DOJ, cases expanding its reach and recent record-breaking settlements, Stark Law has proven it is a force to be reckoned with in the healthcare industry.
The End of Safe Harbor And What Comes Next
Without agreement, Safe Harbor is unable to provide the free exchange of data across the Atlantic that we enjoyed up to last year.
Should There Be ‘Safe Harbor’ Against Data-Breach Lawsuits?
New law on the books in Ohio protects firms that have suffered cyberattacks from being sued if they follow best practices.
10 Significant Changes within HHS' Proposed Rule on Market Stabilization
Health and Human Services (HHS) published a draft version of its proposed Market Stabilization Rule. The proposal aims at stabilizing...
SEC Issues Interpretive Advice About Verification Safe Harbors Under Rule 506(c)
Background The availability of the private placement exemption under SEC Rule 506 depends in large measure upon determinations that purchasers are “accredited investors” under the rules. Where there is no general solicitation, Rule 506(b) applies, and accredited investors have been able to self-certify their status, typically by checking a box about the basis for their accredited investor status in the subscription documents prepared by the issuer…
FCC Adopts Rules to Establish Reassigned Number Database with TCPA Safe Harbor
On December 13, 2018, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released new rules 1 relating to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), in an effort to cut down on wrong number calls and texts by establishing a new disconnected number database. The rules also provide a new, albeit limited, safe harbor from TCPA claims for companies that make use of the database. While the new rules did not go as far as some industry participants had hoped, they are decidedly a step in…
Why safe harbors for medical malpractice are DOA
I don't think you will be sailing to a safe harbor anytime soon.
How will the removal of safe harbor affect EGWPs?
Medicare Part D may be on the brink of one of the biggest changes to the program since its start in 2006. A proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services would revise the safe harbor protection that currently allows pharmaceutical manufacturer rebates to be paid after the point-of-sale and start requiring such rebates to be credited against the drug’s point-of-sale price This change…
Children’s Safe Harbor celebrates 20 years of service
The Montgomery County children's advocacy group celebrated 20 years of counseling victims of and witnesses to child sex abuse on Friday, Sept. 21, and announced the impending opening of a new facility in Conroe.