• CMS Issues Proposed Rule Addressing Changes to Medicare Shared Savings Program

    … receive a share of savings only. They do not assume risk. Track 2 is a two-sided model, in which participants share both savings and losses. Under the existing regulations, ACOs participating in Track 1 must transition to Track 2 after their first three year agreement period in the Program. The Proposed Rule proposes to modify the existing tracks…

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  • The Fat Lady Who Hasn’t Sung, Oil Field Technology, and a Lizard

    … Service erred by allowing voluntary conservation agreements to eliminate threats to the dunes sagebrush lizard. Environmental groups said the pacts were not enforceable or verifiable. The original agreement was either a welcome respite from unnecessary regulation, smart policy, or the end of the little fella’s time on this earth. References…

    Charles Sartain/ Energy & the Law- 1 readers -
  • IP protection overseas not easy, experts explain

    … How do companies or individuals protect their intellectual property overseas? This has been the topic for robust discussions among content producers, providers, and distributors in the entertainment industry for some time. Complications exist in protecting IP rights abroad in countries such as China. The various international agreements do…

    Nicole Christman/ Biederman Blogin California- 2 readers -
  • Will millions curb Calif.’s runaway film trade?

    … While California, specifically Hollywood, is the legendary film and television capital of the planet, productions have been fleeing to shoot in other states. New York, Louisiana, Georgia — to name but a few competing states — and other countries abroad not only have coveted but they’ve snatched Hollywood’s runaway business, arguably in some…

    Nicole Christman/ Biederman Blogin California- 2 readers -
  • IAPP Privacy Academy: “Data Brokers Demystified”

    … The International Association of Privacy Professionals hosted its annual Privacy Academy, at which one panel, “Data Brokers Demystified,” specifically focused on regulation of the data-broker industry. The panelists included Janis Kestenbaum from the Federal Trade Commission, Jennifer Glasgow from Acxiom, and Pam Dixon from the World Privacy…

    Meena Harris/ Inside Privacy- 2 readers -
  • Netflix urges FCC to block net mega-merger

    … Mergers are like marriages and sometimes all the related parties do not agree with the union. Since Comcast and Time Warner announced their proposed merger early last year, Netflix has publicly opposed this deal, calling the Comcast-Time Warner merger “anti-competitive.” Netflix has recently taken a more official step by submitting a Petition…

    Nicole Christman/ Biederman Blog- 10 readers -
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