Medicare Appeals and Telemedicine Reimbursement

Jones Day Talks Health Care & Life Sciences: Medicare Appeals and Telemedicine Reimbursements



A recent Fifth Circuit decision is good news for health care providers struggling with the Medicare appeals process, but the agency’s limited reimbursements for telemedicine services continue to frustrate providers. Jones Day’s Ann Hollenbeck and Courtney Carrell explain.


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Deutsche Unternehmen: Sind Sie auf die EU-Whistleblower-Richtlinie vorbereitet?



In Europa wird es demnächst neue Regeln für Schutzmassnahmen für Whistleblower in Unternehmen geben, die Betrug, Steuerhinterziehung, Verletzungen von Arbeitsschutzvorschriften und ähnliche Missstände melden. Ein von der EU-Kommission veröffentlichter Richtlinienentwurf soll Whistleblower vor Vergeltungsmaßnahmen schützen und gleichzeitig spezifische Meldewege und Reaktionspflichten für Arbeitgeber einführen. Die Jones Day Partner Karin Holloch und Markus Kappenhagensprechen über die Neuerungen, die die Whistleblower-Richtlinie für deutsche Unternehmen mit sich bringen wird, wie sie sich auf das deutsche Arbeitsrecht auswirken wird, sowie über die Berichts- und Compliance-Anforderungen der Richtlinie. 


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German Companies: Are You Prepared for the EU Whistleblower Directive?



In Europe, corporate whistleblowers—those employees who report fraud activities, tax evasion, security breaches, and similar offenses—have new protections on the way. A draft Directive published by the EU Commission shields whistleblowers from retaliation, while also implementing specific reporting channels and response requirements for employers. Jones Day Düsseldorf partners Karin Holloch and Markus Kappenhagen talk about the changes the whistleblower Directive will bring to German companies, how it will affect German employment law, and the Directive’s reporting and compliance requirements. 


Jones Day Talks Intellectual Property: Monkey See, Monkey Sue?—Copyright Implications of the “Monkey Selfie” Case



The “monkey selfie” matter raises intriguing questions regarding the current state of U.S. copyright laws. Courts have ruled that a non-human can’t be granted copyright protection, but then what are the implications for works created via artificial intelligence? Jones Day partners Meredith Wilkes and Emily Tait discuss the aftermath of Naruto v. Slater and explain how companies can guard and protect their creative work.


Jones Day Talks Health Care & Life Sciences: False Claims and Private Equity, and Rideshare Apps Race into Patient Transportation



Jones Day’s Ann Hollenbeck and Courtney Carrell discuss an unexpected False Claims Act action as a private equity firm faces FCA liability. They also discuss the implications to consider when Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare apps transport health care patients.


Jones Day Talks Intellectual Property: Blurrier Lines and Narrow Grounds—Implications of the Ninth Circuit’s Blurred Lines Decision



When does inspiration turn into copyright infringement? The line is getting blurrier. Jones Day’s Meredith Wilkes, Anna Raimer, and Aryane Garansi explain how the Ninth Circuit’s decision—on “narrow grounds”—in the Blurred Lines appeal left key questions unanswered.


Jones Day Talks Technology: Autonomous Vehicles─Ethical Issues Confronting In-House Counsel



Autonomous vehicles, and their artificial intelligence-driven operating systems, raise ethical questions not usually associated with a technological advancement. This means complex considerations─sometimes with life-or-death implications─must be addressed by in-house counsel at the organizations developing self-driving cars. Jones Day partner Paul Rafferty identifies these concerns, discusses how they are addressed by current law and professional guidelines, and explains how affected companies and their legal staffs can learn more.


Jones Day Talks: Privacy & Data Security GDPR is Coming: Is Your Company Ready?



Jones Day Partner Aaron Charfoos explains Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, its global impact, its requirements, the penalties for noncompliance, and what to do if your company isn’t ready.


Jones Day Talks Health Care: Health Care’s Eventful Start to 2018



In the first in a series of Jones Day Talks Health Care & Life Sciences podcasts, Jones Day’s Ann Hollenbeck and Courtney Carrell discuss vertical mergers, False Claims Act developments, an advisory opinion concerning gainsharing, and updates on association health plans. 


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Jones Day Talks Litigation: Seeing Is Believing—Creating Powerful Imagery for Trials and Presentations



Kerri Ruttenberg, a Jones Day partner and the best-selling author of Images with Impact: Design and Use of Winning Trial Visuals, covers practical tips for creating effective images, talks about why it’s important to ask “what’s the point?,” and describes how the “Understand/Believe/Remember” strategy can be key to influencing juries and other audiences.