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In a series of blog posts going back to last August, we reported on certain amendments to the Massachusetts Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) rules.
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Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what's happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
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In 2010 and 2011, four former employees of WBH in Detroit, Michigan filed separate lawsuits under the federal civil FCA and Michigan Medicaid FCA, alleging violations of the federal health care program AKS...
Reed Smith
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized its annual update to Medicare skilled nursing facility (SNF) PPS rates and policies for fiscal year (FY) 2019 ...
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
The disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy is detected at autopsy. Using immunohistochemical staining technology, pathologists look for abnormal depositions of hyper-phosphorylated tau protein, ...
Dentons
On June 29, 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit invalidated a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulatory interpretation that prevented hospitals ...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
What is currently considered to be a Schedule I substance with "a high potential for abuse and the potential to create severe psychological and/or physical dependence" ...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The relator also alleged that beginning in 1998, as a result of the error in the MATP calculation, Medicaid made excessive depreciation-reimbursement payments to NRV.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The risk adjustment program is but one component of the ACA's premium stabilization program, which also included reinsurance and risk corridors.
Foley & Lardner
In our blog post of July 10, 2018, we discussed the key elements of the Final Rule issued on June 21, 2018 with respect to Association Health Plans (AHPs).
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The OIG finds that beneficiaries' election of the hospice benefit is often deficient.
Foley & Lardner
The telemedicine industry was pleased to learn CMS recently proposed adding new services to its list of Medicare-covered telehealth services.
Foley & Lardner
Property Assessed Clean Energy ("PACE") programs continue to expand across the country. Most recently, on June 12, 2018, Pennsylvania enacted legislation to bring PACE energy programs to that state.
Thompson Coburn LLP
As those in the health care industry are well aware, the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services, along with their state and federal law enforcement partners,
Day Pitney LLP
In United States v. Mehmood, the Sixth Circuit affirmed the conviction of Zafar Mehmood and Badar Ahmadani but vacated their sentences and remanded for resentencing.
Reed Smith
The CMS has determined that it should extend for an additional six months its current moratoria on the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Program enrollment of new home health agencies...
Reed Smith
CMS has published its final rule to update fiscal year (FY) 2019 rates and policies for Medicare inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) services.
Foley Hoag LLP
The United States Supreme Court will have the opportunity to hear an important case out of Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affecting how states pay community health centers for Medicaid beneficiaries
Reed Smith
The House of Representatives has voted 283 – 132 to approve legislation (HR 184) that would permanently repeal the Affordable Care Act's 2.3% excise tax on the sale of certain medical devices.
Reed Smith
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized its FY 2019 update to Medicare hospice rates and policies.
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Earlier this year, the Department of Justice, Civil Division, issued two policy memos that will directly affect its civil enforcement priorities, particularly with regard to healthcare and life sciences companies.
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The symbol at right is one of the three candidate food labeling symbols indicating the presence of "bioengineered foods" being proposed ...
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Opioid producers and distributors have turned to their insurance companies for relief from litigation, triggering a fierce fight.
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Earlier this month, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its Final Rule seeking to expand the scope of participation in Association Health Plans.
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On July 18, 2018, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent a proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance.
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Lawmakers returned from their Independence Day recess prepared for more legislative fireworks over a slew of outstanding agenda items, including a showdown over the Supreme Court...
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Forty-six states currently have marijuana legalization laws. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, while seventeen states have allowed access to certain strains for some medical purposes.
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When most think of blockchain, they think of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has been in the spotlight for more than 10 years.
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