• 02.21.11

    Status of California Renewable Policy 2011

    As the new year unfolds, California still has many unanswered questions as to how it plans to reach the energy policy goal of procuring 33% of the state’s electricity through renewable resources by 2020. The various state agencies still have a lot of issues to address before one can consider ...

  • 11.01.10

    Counting Leases Before They Hatch

    A proposed accounting change will dramatically affect how landlords and tenants treat leases. The accounting profession is currently evaluating a proposed new standard that promises to fundamentally change the ways landlords and tenants account for — and negotiate — ...

  • 04.15.10

    Provider Participation in ACOs May Hinge on HHS Regulations

    The elusive goal of health reform is to create a reimbursement system that incentivizes medical providers to deliver higher quality care at a lower cost. The recently enacted federal health reform legislation does not establish a single mechanism for achieving this goal. Instead, it authorizes a ...

  • 02.01.10

    ARRA Money Continues To Flow for Health, Other Projects

    Agencies and departments of the federal government are moving forward with implementing various provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This update summarizes significant developments over the past few months in areas including community health, comparative effectiveness ...

  • 01.25.10

    'Meaningful Use' Rules Cap Year-End Health IT Activity

    With one day to spare, the federal government made its deadline for issuing long-awaited rules that will govern the distribution of more than $44 billion in Medicare and Medicaid incentives to hospitals and health care professionals demonstrating "meaningful use" of certified electronic ...

  • 01.21.10

    Manatt Authors BNA Article on Meaningful Use

    BNA Health IT Law & Industry recently published the article, “Meaningful Use and Certification of Electronic Health Records Under the HITECH Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.” Manatt professionals William Bernstein, Susan Ingargiola and William Connelly authored this ...

  • 03.01.09

    What California Stands to Gain: The Impact of the Stimulus Package on Health Care

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), commonly referred to as "the stimulus package," is intended not only to jumpstart the economy but also to provide support to individuals who have lost jobs and health coverage, and to offer fiscal relief to state governments. ARRA ...

  • 01.07.09

    Charter Committee Never Intended for Controller to Audit Elected Officials

    By George David KiefferThere is a disagreement between the Los Angeles city attorney and the city controller regarding the controller's authority to conduct performance audits of elected officials, in this case the workers' comp activities within the city attorney's office. The city ...