• 2016
  • Late this afternoon, CMS released the CY 2017 MPFS Final Rule , which will be published in the Federal Register on November 15, 2016. (ascrs.org)
  • In 2016 for the first time, about 90 UK-registered and London Stock Exchange-traded oil, gas and mining companies reported their payments to governments in all countries where they operate, as required by UK laws implementing the 2013 EU Accounting and Transparency Directives. (publishwhatyoupay.org)
  • In 2016 and 2017 the UK published its first and second reports on extractive company payments to UK government bodies as an Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) implementing country. (publishwhatyoupay.org)
  • From 2016-2017 Rowland led a project working with children, young people and professionals to design a new learning and engagement model aimed at giving information to professionals about how to have difficult conversations with children, young people and young adults about relationships, sexuality, home life, domestic abuse, alcohol and drugs and how to spot signs of risk of child sexual exploitation. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to the U.S. Energy and Employment Report for 2016, 290,000 American workers are involved in the manufacture of ENERGY STAR certified products and building materials. (wikipedia.org)
  • sentences
  • The U.S. Supreme Court refused yesterday to hear a case that asked the justices to examine whether a 2012 ruling must be applied retroactively to strike down mandatory life-without-parole sentences handed down for juvenile offenders. (thecrimereport.org)
  • In the nearly four years since the U.S. Supreme Court decided that juveniles can't be subject to mandatory life-without-parole sentences, hundreds of juvenile offenders have been given a chance at eventual release. (thecrimereport.org)
  • organisations
  • By September 2014 the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis reported that more than 600 Clusters had been audited and in their report, entitled "Cluster Organisations in Europe - insights from Bronze and Gold Label Assessments", cited the NEPIC Members Directory as best practice as a Cluster global marketing tool. (wikipedia.org)
  • The report considered the issue of the sexual and other abuse of children by personnel in religious organisations and recommended that a formal investigation should be conducted into the processes by which religious organisations respond to the criminal abuse of children by personnel in their organisation. (wikipedia.org)
  • The objectives in developing the global Framework are: Elicit information of value to reporting organisations in devising and implementing their business strategies and to users of climate change-related disclosures made in mainstream reports. (wikipedia.org)
  • CDSB has developed its Climate Change Reporting Framework and guidance based on existing standards, research and analysis, and good practice working with leading professional organisations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Final Rule
  • In the 2017 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, CMS scaled back its methodology for gathering the data needed to better value these codes. (asrs.org)
  • However, in the final rule, CMS' determined the misvalued code target for 2017 of 0.5% would not be met, and would only be 0.32%, resulting in an -0.18% adjustment to the conversion factor. (ascrs.org)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was a royal commission established in 2013 by the Australian government pursuant to the Royal Commissions Act 1902 to inquire into and report upon responses by institutions to instances and allegations of child sexual abuse in Australia. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2015, it was disclosed that the Australia Branch of Jehovah's Witnesses had records of 1,006 alleged perpetrators of child sexual abuse, relating to more than 1,800 victims since 1950, none of which were reported to police by the church. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some media and courts have reported that Jehovah's Witnesses employ organizational policies, which the group claims are "Bible-based", that make the reporting of sexual abuse difficult for members. (wikipedia.org)
  • DNA evidence, medical reports, or information from forensic experts or police that proves sexual abuse may possibly be accepted as a valid "second witness", however critics argue that, without mandatory reporting for all accusations of abuse regardless of the local laws, such evidence could remain undetected. (wikipedia.org)
  • practices
  • In its report, the Inquiry found that abuse had occurred and made 42 recommendations relating to contemporary child protection practices, youth justice and redress of past abuse. (wikipedia.org)
  • To this end, CDSB acts as a forum for collaboration on how existing standards and practices can be used to link financial and climate change-related information using its Climate Change Reporting Framework. (wikipedia.org)
  • Launched in September 2010, the Climate Change Reporting Framework adopts and relies on relevant provisions of existing standards and practices, including the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and International Financial Reporting Standards as well as reflecting regulatory and voluntary reporting and carbon trading rules. (wikipedia.org)
  • Recommendations
  • The Inquiry tabled its report to Parliament on 13 November 2013 and the Government tabled its response to the Inquiry's recommendations on 8 May 2014. (wikipedia.org)
  • The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) was a 60-person U.S. Federal Advisory Committee which oversaw the development of the draft Third NCA report and made recommendations about the ongoing assessment process. (wikipedia.org)
  • CDSB is also supported by its Technical Working Group (TWG), a group of large global accounting firms and their professional advisors, and academics who make recommendations and lead the work on the development and uptake of the Climate Change Reporting Framework. (wikipedia.org)
  • Specialists
  • In 2014 Rowland was appointed as the Head of the UK delegation to the European Union of Medical Specialists / Union Européenne des Médecins Specialistes and in April 2017 he gave a speech in Tel Aviv about the importance of safeguarding the health of patients across Europe. (wikipedia.org)
  • In October 2017 Rowland gave a speech in Brussels in which he outlined the importance of considering and agreeing how the United Kingdom can continue to support the developments within the European Union of Medical Specialists both during and after the Brexit negotiations. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1911
  • His reports are interspersed with harangues on recruiting new members and the 1911 annual report boasted: We have struck terror into the evil minded who have sought to besmirch and even blackmail members of our noble profession. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgical
  • Following extensive advocacy by ASCRS and the surgical community, for CY 2017, CMS is modifying its proposal to collect data on the valuation of 10- and 90-day global surgical codes. (ascrs.org)
  • news
  • However, because of more in-depth news reporting, an investigator for a local television station made the claim that pharmacists deal with mistakes in "secrecy" and recommended that prescription errors reporting be mandated. (bioethics.net)
  • Inquiry
  • The inquiry was chaired by a former Supreme Court Justice, the Hon Phillip Cummins, and reported in January 2012. (wikipedia.org)
  • In October 2012, the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, Ken Lay, in a submission to the parliamentary inquiry, recommended that some of the Roman Catholic Church's actions to hinder investigations (including dissuading victims from reporting to police, failing to engage with police and alerting suspects of allegations against them) be criminalised. (wikipedia.org)
  • child abuse
  • While federal law broadly defines child abuse, each state is charged with refining and specifying what constitutes child abuse and outlining report and investigation procedures. (continuingeducation.com)
  • Pennsylvania Code defines categories of mandatory reporters who are required to report cases of suspected child abuse. (continuingeducation.com)
  • In 2014 Rowland's Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust enabled him to investigate the impact of mandatory reporting of child abuse, the work of children's advocacy centres and strategies used to identify children at risk of child sexual exploitation and trafficking. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2011, in the wake of several sex abuse scandals, the Fine Gael-Labour government announced plans to criminalise failure to report an allegation of child abuse, even if made during confession. (wikipedia.org)
  • code
  • The CY 2017 MPFS conversion factor is $35.8887 , which reflects a budget neutrality adjustment of -0.013% , a misvalued code reduction target adjustment of -0.18%, and the positive 0.5% update factor specified under MACRA. (ascrs.org)
  • data
  • In this section, you will find a comprehensive collection of research and data reports published on sentencing issues and other areas of federal crime. (ussc.gov)
  • The counterparty data in a report includes 26 fields for data and the common data includes 59 fields of data. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, the lack of harmonization has resulted in inconsistent data and an increased reporting burden on companies. (wikipedia.org)
  • Annually
  • September 2017 - PWYP UK's submission to the London Stock Exchange's AIM Rules Review calls on the LSE to require AIM-traded oil, gas and mining companies to annually report their payments to governments following the same rules that apply to the estimated 90-plus LSE Main Market-traded and large private UK-incorporated extractive companies now disclosing their payments each year under UK law. (publishwhatyoupay.org)
  • members
  • September 2017 - PWYP UK and other members of the UK EITI Civil Society Network (CSN) announced their withdrawal from engagement with the UK Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) on grounds of undue interference by UK Government officials in the civil society nomination process. (publishwhatyoupay.org)
  • February 2017 - PWYP UK members wrote to Business Minister Margot James , Treasury Minister Simon Kirby and International Development Secretary Priti Patel , calling on them to ensure that the UK Government continues to champion a strong global extractive industry transparency standard. (publishwhatyoupay.org)
  • Assessment
  • The guidelines outline the process for assessment and investigation procedures for these reports. (continuingeducation.com)
  • The Fourth National Climate Assessment was released in early November, 2017. (wikipedia.org)
  • NCA research is integrated and summarized in the mandatory ongoing National Climate Assessment Reports. (wikipedia.org)
  • On August 18, 2017 a 15-member advisory committee that was tasked with writing "concrete guidance" based on the assessment was disbanded. (wikipedia.org)
  • The successor Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment, established in 2015, was sunsetted by the Trump administration on August 20, 2017. (wikipedia.org)
  • sexually abused
  • Confidential police reports detail the suicides of at least 40 people sexually abused by Catholic clergy in Victoria and say it appeared the church knew about a shockingly high rate of suicides and premature deaths but had chosen to remain silent. (wikipedia.org)
  • In South Australia there were allegations that the state government was not accurately reporting the numbers of children being sexually abused in remote parts of the state. (wikipedia.org)
  • claims
  • In a 1998 report, a national pharmacist liability carrier provided information to authors Walter Fitzgerald and Dennis Wilson that 85% of its claims resulted from "mechanical errors," including dispensing the wrong drug or dose, or labeling the prescription incorrectly. (bioethics.net)
  • All applicable claims involving a Medicare beneficiary when there is a settlement, judgment, award or other payment, must be reported to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). (aapc.com)
  • Earlier this year, Claims asked Kathy Donovan, senior compliance counsel for Insurance Compliance Solutions at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, about Medicare reporting and what insurers will need to do to stay compliant. (aapc.com)
  • disclose
  • The Framework is a standards-ready tool for companies to disclose climate change-related information in mainstream financial reports. (wikipedia.org)
  • engage
  • PWYP UK continues to monitor company reporting and to engage with UK politicians, officials and others in working for a fully global and comprehensive extractive industry transparency standard and in holding companies and governments to account for the extraction of oil, gas and minerals and for use of the revenues generated. (publishwhatyoupay.org)
  • victims
  • The report also documents a Senior Constable, Blair Smith, trying to protect victims from harassment from the investigator and perverting the course of justice. (wikipedia.org)
  • entities
  • The Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) provisions in Section 111 require certain entities to report specified information regarding GHP and NGHP insurance coverage sponsored by employers. (aapc.com)
  • All GHP responsible reporting entities (RREs) (except HRA RREs) had until Oct. 1 to submit their first Section 111 production files. (aapc.com)
  • Entities that qualify for EMIR must report every derivative contract they enter into to a trade repository. (wikipedia.org)
  • EMIR also covers trades that are not cleared by a central counterparty, and entities that qualify must submit all OTC derivatives subject to a mandatory clearing obligation for review. (wikipedia.org)
  • EMIR requires that all entities entering into derivative contracts must submit reports to their corresponding trade repositories, outlining each over-the-counter trade. (wikipedia.org)
  • areas
  • The following are some of the more material areas to track in 2017. (lexology.com)
  • The report also projects that employment in energy efficiency will grow much faster than other areas of the energy sector-9 percent in 2017 vs. average projected growth of 5 percent across all of the energy sector-and ENERGY STAR is an integral part of that market. (wikipedia.org)
  • plans
  • For CY 2017, CMS finalized requiring healthcare providers and suppliers to be screened and enrolled in Medicare in order to contract with a Medicare Advantage organization to provide Medicare-covered items and services to beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans. (ascrs.org)
  • guidance
  • The guidance aims to achieve maximum clarity and comprehensiveness in companies' reports on their payments to governments, to provide citizens and investors with the most useful information and to allow companies to achieve the greatest possible benefit from their transparency efforts. (publishwhatyoupay.org)
  • Review
  • Evaluation - How is OSH performance measured and assessed, what are the processes for the reporting of accidents and incidents and for the investigation of accidents and what internal and external audit processes are in place to review the system. (wikipedia.org)
  • standards
  • March 2017 - In response to PWYP UK's earlier letter to Prime Minister Theresa May , No. 10 Downing Street has reaffirmed that "The Government remains committed to [international action on transparency], and will continue to work with other jurisdictions around the world to raise global standards of transparency in the oil, gas and mineral sectors. (publishwhatyoupay.org)
  • The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) is a non-profit organization working to provide material information for investors and financial markets through the integration of climate change-related information into mainstream financial reporting. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, there are no internationally agreed standards for reporting corporate climate change-related information. (wikipedia.org)
  • enter
  • Counterparties must file reports wherever they enter into derivatives transactions, in the European Economic Area or elsewhere. (wikipedia.org)
  • program
  • The meeting agenda includes the discussion of protocols, timeframes, scope of the rulemaking process, and identification of key issues for a mandatory program of wholesale pork reporting. (pigprogress.net)
  • The Federal government is responsible for producing these reports through the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), a collaboration of 13 Federal agencies and departments. (wikipedia.org)
  • The program's 2008 status report estimated that the nationwide program resulted in 8 million treatments and 1.4 million lives saved. (wikipedia.org)
  • average
  • In an earlier dispensing errors study in California and Oregon, author Andrea Rock reported that each pharmacy made an average of 324 dispensing mistakes every year: almost one per day! (bioethics.net)
  • global
  • November 2017 - Leading advocates of country-by-country payments to governments reporting by oil, gas and mining companies have joined Publish What You Pay UK in calling on the UK government to continue to lead the global push for greater transparency in the extractive industries as part of the fight against corruption and for citizen empowerment in resource-rich countries. (publishwhatyoupay.org)
  • Association
  • In 2017 Rowland was awarded the Association Medal by the British Medical Association (BMA) in recognition of his distinguished service to the association and his contribution to medicine. (wikipedia.org)
  • provisions
  • The 2007 amendments to the MSP provisions required RREs to report specified information regarding GHPs and NGHPs to CMS beginning this year. (aapc.com)
  • regulation
  • Following the widely-reported 2014 case of a Cincinnati pharmacist incorrectly filling a prescription which led to a serious patient injury, the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is now poised to promulgate a new regulation requiring pharmacists to report errors and to the board. (bioethics.net)
  • impact
  • It will remain unclear for some time as to whether any new approach involving mandating that pharmacists report dispensing mistakes will have a positive impact on improved safety. (bioethics.net)
  • subject
  • Block trades, which are large-scale transactions of shares, and any subsequent allocations must be reported to the fund manager, but block trades concluded by a TR are not subject to the obligation. (wikipedia.org)
  • federal
  • The reports are "extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences. (wikipedia.org)
  • major
  • In 2014 Rowland was awarded a prestigious Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust which allowed him to travel internationally to four states in the United States, and to Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Hong Kong after which he produced his Fellowship Report, Living on a Railway Line - a major report to improve the safeguarding of vulnerable children in the UK and beyond. (wikipedia.org)
  • medical
  • In July 2017 Rowland gave a speech in Madrid about the principle of medical neutrality during times of conflict and the importance of protecting fundamental human rights during the Brexit negotiations. (wikipedia.org)
  • quality
  • This leads to variations in methodologies, scope and boundaries of reported information, which in turn limits comparability and usefulness, leading to doubts about its quality and reliability. (wikipedia.org)