The coming year will likely continue to be a tumultuous year for health care providers, suppliers, and payers, as they adapt to meet new challenges and market forces, particularly in light of the open questions as to the viability and continued existence of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and recent comments made by members of the incoming Trump administration.
On November 7, 2016 a federal judge in Mississippi granted a request to temporarily enjoin CMS from implementing a federal rule, scheduled to take effect November 28, 2016, banning the use of mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements by federally-funded skilled nursing facilities (Rule).
Which means the rule will be enforced starting day after tomorrow, December 1.
In states with legal cannabis programs, most licensed cannabis businesses fall into three broad categories: producers, processor and retailers.
There are familiar maxims in many sports, such as “Live by the 3-point shot, die by the 3-point shot” in basketball. The message being that high-risk tactics that bring temporary success often reverse and lead to ultimate defeat.
Given the increasing size and complexity of M&A transactions, it is perhaps natural that M&A agreements would also increase in length and linguistic sophistication.
Working hours for most China employees are usually determined under China’s “standard working hours system,” and in most places in China, that means a 40-hour work week — 8 hours a day and 5 days a week.
Experian reported that the “healthcare sector may continue to be the focal point for hackers as medical identity theft remains lucrative and easy for cyber criminals to exploit.”
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