In February, Pepper Hamilton won a federal court victory on behalf of New Mexico Health Connections in its challenge to the risk adjustment formula used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for health plans offered on Affordable Care Act exchanges. Now, as a result of that ruling, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced it will suspend risk adjustment payments totaling approximately $10 billion until the litigation is resolved.
Nearly 200 professionals attend this annual event specifically designed for women life sciences practitioners to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing women in this industry, as well as to foster communication between like-minded individuals about the key legal developments for pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies in the life sciences world.
California enacted a sweeping new data privacy law on June 28, 2018, just one week after it was introduced in the California legislature. The California Consumer Privacy Act provides consumers with a number of “European-style” rights intended to give consumers more control over their personal information.