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IRS Issues Private Letter Ruling Regarding QDOT Election Extension Granted

On July 27, 2018 the Internal Revenue Service issued a private letter ruling regarding QDOT election extension: Decedent passed away leaving Surviving Spouse, a non-U.S. citizen, as the beneficiary of Decedent's estate. Surviving Spouse was the trustee of Trust 1… … Continue reading

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Insurance And Subrogation Issues

The United States Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, issued an opinion on July 3, 2018, that is not usually relevant to most claims but in case a situation arises where it is relevant, it is good to know.  The … Continue reading

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CMS issues Pathway to Success ACO proposed rule

On August 9, 2018, CMS published the long-awaited Pathways to Success proposed rule.  CMS Administrator Seema Verma published a related  article on the Health Affairs Blog.  The proposed rule would usher in significant changes for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).  Groups … Continue reading

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OMHA Issues Updates to Its Case Processing Manual

The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (“OMHA”) announced its updates to its OMHA Case Processing Manual (“OCPM”) last week. The OCPM was originally released in 2015 to regulate and codify procedures for adjudicative functions by using statutes, regulations, and … Continue reading

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New Issues of

African Geographical Review, vol. 37, no. 2 (2018) [contents]- Special issue on "21st Century Displacement and Forced Migration in Africa: Emerging Contexts, Causes and Consequences."Clingendael Spectator, vol. 72, no. 4 (2018) [full-text]- Focus is "EU's Migration (Mis)management?"for(e)dialogue, vol 2, no. … Continue reading

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