The House Appropriations Committee will start marking up the first fiscal year 2014 appropriations bill.
In a recent case, a unanimous Supreme Court held that under the doctrine of patent exhaustion,the authorized sale of a patented article only gives the purchaser or any subsequent owner of the patented article the right to use or resell that article.
A summary of the discussion recently held by the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission.
A summary of a number of health policy developments.
The Updated SDP provides guidance on how to investigate the conduct described above, quantify damages, and report such conduct to OIG to resolve the provider’s liability under OIG’s civil monetary penalty authorities.
On April 10, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its proposed rule updating Medicare inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and long-term acute care hospital prospective payment system (LTCH PPS) rates and policies for fiscal year (FY) 2014.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an updated "Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs " (Updated Bulletin) on May 8, 2013.
CMS has posted data on hospital charges associated with the 100 most common Medicare inpatient stays.
After a four-week trial, a federal jury concluded on Wednesday that Tuomey Healthcare System violated both the Stark Law and the False Claims Act by submitting $39 million worth of illegal claims to Medicare.
CMS has recently published a final rule implementing the ACA’s medical loss ratio requirements that will apply to the Medicare Advantage and prescription drug programs beginning in contract year 2014.
CMS is now accepting quality measure suggestions for potential inclusion in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in future years.
Brentwood, Tennessee-based RegionalCare Hospital Partners announced another hospital joint venture, this time with Billings Clinic, a community-owned healthcare organization in Billings, Montana.
Pfizer and Teva have been fighting a legal battle over Pfizer’s patent for Viagra in Canada.
The ACA established the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program as a temporary program to reimburse employer and union sponsors of participating employment-based plans for a portion of the cost of health benefits for early retirees and their spouses, surviving spouses, and dependents.
CMS and ONC have posted a fact sheet that details progress HHS has made in promoting the growth of health information technology since the enactment of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH).
CMS has issued guidance to state survey agencies explaining adjustments CMS is making to survey and certification operations to "accommodate sequestration with as little impact on the public as possible."
CMS published a proposed rule on May 8, 2013 that would update Medicare inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system rates for FY 2014.
CMS is requesting public comments on how to define service areas for Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations.
In a fractured en banc decision, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s holding that the claims at issue in CLS Bank v. Alice Corporation are invalid under 35 USC § 101.
The Office of Inspector General has recently issued an updated Special Advisory Bulletin on the effect of exclusion from federal health care programs.