CMS Finalizes Long-Awaited Covered Outpatient Drug Rule

By | Health Care Law Today | February 8, 2016
CMS Finalizes Long-Awaited Covered Outpatient Drug Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently issued a final rule implementing provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“ACA”) that pertain to Medicaid reimbursement for covered outpatient drugs (“CODs”) and the Medicaid drug rebate program (the “COD Rule”).

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Monday Morning Regulatory Review: Petitions for Clean Power Stay; Rural Hospitals Shifts; Superfund Insurance; Size Matters More & Pay Disclosure

Monday Morning Regulatory Review:  Petitions for Clean Power Stay; Rural Hospitals Shifts; Superfund Insurance; Size Matters More & Pay Disclosure

Regulatory practice litigation highlights over the past two weeks include the latest round of applications to stay the Administration’s Clean Power Plan, another problematic rework of Medicare rules for hospitals, and a consent decree to propose superfund insurance 30 years after authorization.

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China Trademarks and the Big Game Occasionally Referred to As the Super Bowl

By | China Law Blog | February 7, 2016
China Trademarks and the Big Game Occasionally Referred to As the Super Bowl

It’s become somewhat of an annual tradition: in the weeks leading up to the National Football League’s championship game, the NFL’s lawyers send out a flotilla of cease and desist letters to anyone who dares to use the phrase “Super Bowl” without being an official NFL licensee, and thoughtful lawyers respond with articles explaining why the NFL is overreaching.

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