• 02.06.15

    A Lottery You Can't Lose. Sound Too Good to be True?

    It's a lottery where you can't lose, but is it legal? A growing promotional trend being utilized by credit unions is the offering of prize-linked savings (PLS) products, which provide consumers with the chance to win prizes in exchange for the consumer making one or more deposits into a ...

  • 02.05.15

    Long-Term Care and the OIG Work Plan: As HHS Sharpens its Focus, Providers Should Set Their Sights ...

    In the fall of 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released its 2015 Work Plan, which highlighted HHS's compliance focus areas in the upcoming year.As in past years, areas of focus cover a range of providers that are reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid and ...

  • 01.22.15

    California's New Energy Efficiency Challenge

    After being sworn in to an unprecedented fourth term, California Governor Jerry Brown just recently revealed an ambitious new plan to address the impacts of climate change over the next 15 years. Among the Governor's bold climate initiatives is a plan to double the efficiency of ...

  • 01.21.15

    Major League Baseball's Odd Precedent May Doom NCAA Plaintiffs

    The antitrust case brought by the City of San Jose against Major League Baseball, which was decided against San Jose on January 15, 2015, has much in common with another case pending before the same appellate court: O'Bannon v. NCAA. Major League Baseball's victory, based on U.S. Supreme Court ...

  • 01.20.15

    Governor Brown's 'Big Ideas' for Energy & Climate

    Governor Brown was sworn into office earlier this month and gave his fourth inaugural address, which also doubled as his State of the State (a rare double feature). Though he touched on a variety of other proposals, the Governor kept his laser focused on climate and energy issues. He proposed three ...

  • 01.16.15

    Sports Precedents Die Hard In 9th Circ.

    Major League Baseball struck out San Jose, California, in a case decided by the Ninth Circuit on Jan. 15, 2015. San Jose's challenge of MLB's rule that three-quarters of the teams must vote for a franchise relocation failed in connection with the attempt of San Jose to be the new home of the ...

  • 01.12.15

    This Year Holds Promise for Post-Acute Care

    Hospitals traditionally have viewed a patient's discharge as the endpoint of their care responsibilities. Little attention was paid to the next steps in treatment once the patient left the building. Movie scenes showing miraculously cured patients waving cheerful good-byes to their hospital ...

  • 01.06.15

    Court Stops New Jersey's Effort to Legalize Sports Betting

    A New Jersey federal judge last month rejected New Jersey's latest attempt to legalize sports betting, ruling that a state statute that repealed New Jersey's long-standing prohibition on sports betting at casinos and racetracks violates the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act ...

  • 01.05.15

    The Future Of Digital Media In 2015

    2014 proved to be a transformational year for content-driven digital media and investment (a new "golden age" of content I predicted for TechCrunch at the beginning of this year). For the first time, that investment (much of it SoCal-based) finally took its rightful place in the sun -even in the ...

  • 01.04.15

    5 Predictions for Digital Video in 2015

    2014 proved to be a transformational year for digital-first video and the YouTube economy. The short-form video world essentially "grew up" and traditional media, major brands, and even previously cynical Northern California investors took notice.

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