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Year: 2012

CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Implement Physician Payment “Sunshine” Provisions


Posted on January 3, 2012 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Executive Summary On December 14, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a long-awaited proposed rule, Transparency Reports and Reporting of Physician Ownership of Investment Interests (“Proposed Rule”), discussing the implementation of the physician payment “sunshine” provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), commonly referred to as the... READ MORE

NLRB Again Postpones Notice Requirement


Posted on January 3, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has again postponed the requirement for private employers to post notice of employee rights under the Nation Labor Relations Act (NLRA). See our previous analysis here, here, and here. Employers now have until April 30,2012 to post the required notice.  The board said it “has determined that postponing... READ MORE

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2012 Brings Much Activity in the Employment and Labor Area


Posted on January 1, 2012 in Health Law News

Written by: Stephen W. Lyman

This past year has gone by rather quickly, and there has been a lot of activity in the employment and labor area – especially in the labor area! The National Labor Relations Board was particularly active with expansive rulings on employee use of Facebook and social media, walkouts, banners, rat balloons, hand billing, discussion... READ MORE