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By Debra McCurdy
The OIG has added 18 reviews to its FY 2017 Work Plan – most of which target CMS programs, with a particular emphasis on prescription drug policies
By Debra McCurdy
The report also highlights major OIG audits of HHS programs, including reports covering quality of care, Medicare Part D spending, the hospital two midnight rule policy, and other Medicare and...
By Debra McCurdy
House and Senate committees have held a number of hearings recently to focus on health policy topics, including the following:
By Debra McCurdy
The HHS Office of Inspector General estimates that CMS made $729.4 million in Electronic Health Incentive payments to providers who did not meet meaningful use requirements from May 2011 to June 2014 ...
By Debra McCurdy
On June 8, 2017, the Energy and Commerce Committee voted unanimously to approve an amended version of HR 2430, the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017.
By Debra McCurdy
On June 20, 2017, CMS is hosting a Special Open Door Forum conference call to discuss implementation of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014.
By Debra McCurdy
CMS has scheduled two days of meeting this summer on updates to the Medicare clinical laboratory fee schedule (CLFS) for 2018.
By John Sullivan
Here's the crux of today's case, In re Trader Joe's Tuna Litig., 2017 WL 2408117, at *1 (C.D. Cal. Jun. 2, 2017):
By Gerard Donovan
This week, the Supreme Court granted Oil States Energy Service, LLC's Petition for Cert, challenging the constitutionality of the IPRs.
By Robert Jaworski
Recently, the State of New Jersey has taken a small step in the direction of less regulation over home mortgage lenders and, virtually at the same time, a potentially more significant step...
By Stephen J. McConnell
Let's start with a shameless plug: the author of this post, along with Sean Wajert (Shook Hardy & Bacon), will present a Strafford webinar on June 21 entitled, "Daubert/Frye Motions in Product Liability...
By Kari S. Larsen, Michael Selig
On June 13, 2017, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation released guidance outlining its policies with respect to the treatment of digital currencies under the Illinois...
By Gary Thompson, Elizabeth Leavy
Last week, New York joined the ranks of several states that may limit a government contractor's access to insurance coverage despite being added, as set forth in the contract, as an...
By Nancy Halstead, Kelly H. Hibbert
In a clear turnabout from its previous position, the CMS issued a proposed rule on June 5, 2017 that would lift the agency's ban on pre-dispute arbitration agreements in the long term care setting.
By Debra McCurdy
CMS is extending the comment period on its May 4, 2017 advance notice of proposed rulemaking discussing plans to revise the basis for the Medicare skilled nursing facility prospective payment system.
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