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CMS Floats Concept of Direct Provider Contracting Innovation Model, Posts Comments on “New Direction” RFI

Last fall, CMS requested public comments on the CMS Innovation Center’s “New Direction,” under which CMS will seek to “promote patient-centered care and test market-driven reforms.” In the interest of transparency and to facilitate discussion, CMS has posted a summary … Continue reading

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Taxes From A To Z (2018): D Is For Direct Deposit

Shutterstock It’s my annual “Taxes from A to Z” series! If you’re wondering whether you can claim home office expenses or whether to deduct a capital loss, you won’t want to miss a single letter. D is for Direct Deposit. … Continue reading

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Direct Mortgage Payments: Inside, Under, Or Outside The Plan

  Are post petition payments on the debtor’s mortgage “under the plan”? Not in the view of  one judge. Direct payments on a a residential mortgage loan are not “payments under the plan” for purpose of Bankruptcy Code § 1328(a), Thus … Continue reading

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Bill Gates says cryptocurrencies have “caused deaths in a fairly direct way”

Enlarge / Bill Gates answering questions on Reddit in 2013. (credit: Bill Gates) Microsoft and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation progenitor Bill Gates is not a fan of cryptocurrencies. In a Reddit AMA yesterday, he posited that crypto subverts governments' … Continue reading

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Hall & Helmers on the European Patent Convention's Impact on Patent Filings and Foreign Direct Investment

The Impact of International Patent Systems: Evidence from Accession to the European Patent Convention, which Michael Risch posted about yesterday, caught my eye as well. As Michael explained, economists Bronwyn Hall and Christian Helmers examined the impact on patent filings … Continue reading

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