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Foley & Lardner
CMS may be ready to ramp up the data it is willing to share with Accountable Care Organizations ("ACOs") that participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program ("MSSP").
Foley & Lardner
Approximately 90% of hospitals and 75% of eligible professionals now participate in these incentive programs.
Foley & Lardner
This is the fifth post in Health Care Law Today’s series on the Proposed Rule.
Jones Day
Notice of the food additive petition was published on December 23, 2013.
Jones Day
This technical amendment clarifies that such flocks must meet all applicable listed testing and surveillance requirements to qualify.
Jones Day
FDA uses such records to assess qualifications, initiate background investigations, and track the status of commissioned officials.
McGuireWoods LLP
This is the 46th in a series of WorkCite articles concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
Reed Smith
On December 16, 2014, Congress gave final approval to H.R. 5771, a tax extender bill that includes the "Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014."
Jones Day
The Secretary of Agriculture has appointed members to fill eight vacancies on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board.
McGuireWoods LLP
In 2014, CMS released two new sources of data that are intended to increase transparency related to federal payments to physicians.
McDermott Will & Emery
On December 12, 2014, CMS issued proposed regulations that would add recognition of same-sex spouses to the Conditions of Participation and Conditions for Coverage relevant to patients in hospitals.
Duane Morris LLP
On August 19, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice issued its current Guidance Regarding Marijuana Enforcement.
Reed Smith
On December 18-19, 2014, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is meeting to discuss payment adequacy and payment update recommendations for Medicare payment systems.
Reed Smith
CMS has issued a proposed rule that would establish ACA Marketplace health plan payment parameters and essential benefit standards for 2016.
Reed Smith
The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is seeking comments on its Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020.
Reed Smith
CMS published a proposed rule to ensure that same-sex spouses in legally-valid marriages are recognized and afforded equal rights in Medicare and Medicaid participating facilities.
Reed Smith
The GAO has issued a report, "Group Purchasing Organizations: Funding Structure has Potential Implications for Medicare Costs," that examines the effects of GPO contracting practices.
Reed Smith
A recent GAO report, "Medicare Program Integrity: CMS Pursues Many Practices to Address Prescription Drug Fraud, Waste, and Abuse," lists current and planned CMS policies intended to promote program integrity.
Duane Morris LLP
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has attempted to remove, at least in part, a legal hurdle that had created challenges for generic drug companies.
McGuireWoods LLP
Geoff Cockrell, Amber Walsh and Bart Walker co-wrote an article discussing the magnitude, probability and trend line of the risk associated with investing in out-of-network healthcare providers.
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Foley & Lardner
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (Medicare PFS) on October 31, 2014.
Littler Mendelson
On August 28, the IRS released draft instructions for completing health insurance reporting forms required under the Affordable Care Act.
BakerHostetler
Although HIPAA does not create a private cause of action, a recent Indiana Superior Court jury verdict demonstrates that HIPAA still could play an important role in private causes of action in state court based on negligence and professional liability as it relates to confidentiality.
Littler Mendelson
On January 10, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released final regulations governing the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On October 31, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2013-71 (Notice), which modifies the "use or lose" rule for health flexible spending accounts (health FSAs) to allow a $500 annual carryover of unused contributions, provided that cafeteria the plan offering the health FSA does not incorporate the "grace period" rule.
Jones Day
The Affordable Care Act ("ACA") infuses new complexities into collective bargaining negotiations over health insurance benefits.
Littler Mendelson
For several years, nurses’ unions have lobbied, with varying success, for legislation implementing nurse-patient ratios.
Holland & Knight
On Nov. 7, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear the case of King v. Burwell, one of multiple challenges to the validity of the premium tax credits provided under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to individuals in states with a federally facilitated health insurance exchange.
McDermott Will & Emery
More than 80 percent of all deals in the pharmaceutical industry include an earnout structure that provides some type of contingent or delayed payment of proceeds to the sellers.
McDermott Will & Emery
As the now-lame-duck U.S. Congress convenes for its final legislative session of 2014, the 114th U.S. Congress is gearing up for action.
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