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Health Care Update - April 2016

FDA Reform Tops Spring Work Period Agenda - The next work period basically runs from April 4 to May 27, with a both chambers adjourning for a week long recess the week of May 2nd. Following this work period, there will...more

4/6/2016 - Biosimilars CMS Drug Pricing FDA HELP Medicaid NDAA

Health Care Update - March 2016

Senate HELP Committee Set for Second Mark Up on Cures Effort - This week, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) will hold its second legislative mark-up on its counterpart to the...more

3/8/2016 - Affordable Care Act CMS Drug & Alcohol Abuse EHR ERISA FDA Food Labeling GMO HELP Legislative Agendas Medicaid Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization (MACRA) Prescription Drugs SCOTUS

Health Care Update - February 2016 #4

What to Expect from Congress this Work Period - The next Hill work period basically runs from February 22nd to March 23rd. As Congress returns, here’s a brief look at the pending health care issues on the radar for this...more

2/23/2016 - Affordable Care Act CMS FDA Federal Budget Hospitals Justice Scalia Legislative Agendas Medicaid Medicare Advantage Physicians Prescription Drug Coverage Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) Substance Abuse

Health Care Update - February 2016 #3

The Administration is Ramping Up Drug Pricing Response - The President’s budget makes clear for all to see that the Administration wants to do something related to drug pricing. Unfortunately for the Administration,...more

2/17/2016 - 60-Day Rule Affordable Care Act CMMI CMS Congressional Committees Drug Pricing FDA Federal Budget Justice Scalia Overpayment Prescription Drugs Proposed Legislation SCOTUS Substance Abuse Zika

Health Care Update - February 2016 #2

Martin Shkreli Not the Big Story on the Hill Last Week - Congress’s complex relationship with prescription drugs was on display last week in the House of Representatives. In the House Committee on Oversight and...more

2/16/2016 - Affordable Care Act Biosimilars BPCIA Cancer CDC CMS Congressional Investigations & Hearings Drug Pricing GDUFA Martin Shkreli Mental Health Prescription Drugs Telemedicine Zika

Health Care Update - November 2015 #3

Drug Pricing Issues Heat Up Following HHS Forum - Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted a forum on prescription drug costs which featured players from every corner of the industry, including...more

11/25/2015 - 21st Century Cures Initiative Affordable Care Act American Medical Association CMS Drug Pricing FDA HHS Laboratory Developed Tests Prescription Drugs Telemedicine

Health Care Update - August 2015 #2

Major Medicaid Drug Payment Rule Under OMB Review: Last week a highly anticipated rule that could set the standards for the Medicaid Drug Rebate program arrived at the White House for final review. The Medicaid Outpatient...more

8/11/2015 - Affordable Care Act Amarin Caronia CMS Cybersecurity FCC FDA First Amendment Hackers Health Care Providers HHS ICD-10 Medicaid Off-Label Promotion OIG OMB Pending Legislation Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drug Coverage Regulatory Agenda

Health Care Update - July 2015 #3

ACA Repeal Votes Continue: As part of a rare Senate Sunday session to consider a bill to replenish the highway trust fund for six years, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) brought up an amendment to repeal the ACA—in...more

7/29/2015 - Affordable Care Act CMS Congressional Investigations & Hearings Health Care Providers Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Medicare Obama Administration Proposed Legislation Regulatory Agenda Substance Abuse

Health Care Update - July 2015 #1

In This Issue: - Recent Mandatory APMs Signal Evolution in Delivery Reform Efforts - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Congressional Initiatives - Upcoming...more

7/14/2015 - Affordable Care Act Alternative Payment Models (APM) CMMI CMS Congressional Investigations & Hearings Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Health Care Providers Health Insurance Healthcare Healthcare Reform Home Health Care Medicaid Medicare New Regulations Telehealth

Telehealth Roundup: Federal Bill Seeks to Expand Medicare Use of Telehealth; Delaware and Connecticut Update Telemedicine Laws

On July 7th, the House introduced much anticipated bipartisan telehealth legislation. The Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015, introduced by Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) and co-sponsored by Representatives Gregg...more

7/14/2015 - CMS Health Care Providers Health Insurance Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicaid Medicare Patients Pending Legislation Physicians Telehealth Telemedicine

Health Care Update - June 2015 #2

In This Issue: - CMS Finalizes ACO Program Rules; Scales Alternative Payment Model - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Congressional Initiatives - Other...more

6/9/2015 - ACOs Affordable Care Act CMS Healthcare HHS Medicare Shared Savings Program

Health Care Update - June 2015

In This Issue: - Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Congressional Initiatives - Upcoming Congressional Hearings - Excerpt from Federal Regulatory Initiatives: CMS Releases Draft Rules on Medicaid...more

6/3/2015 - CMS Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicaid

Health Care Update - May 2015 #4

In This Issue: - House Energy and Commerce Unanimously Advances 21st Century Cures Legislation - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Congressional...more

5/28/2015 - 21st Century Cures Initiative Affordable Care Act CMS FDA Health Insurance Healthcare Legislative Agendas Meaningful Use Prescription Drugs Regulatory Agenda

Health Care Update - April 2015

In This Issue: - SGR Bill Facing Final Hurdles This Week - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Congressional Initiatives - Other Health Care...more

4/14/2015 - Affordable Care Act CMS Congressional Investigations & Hearings Health Care Providers Healthcare ICD-10 Legislative Agendas Medicare Physician SGR Formula Regulatory Agenda Revenue Growth

Health Care Update - March 2015

In This Issue: - King v. Burwell before the Supreme Court and the Potential Congressional Response - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Congressional...more

3/8/2015 - Affordable Care Act CHIP CMS Congressional Investigations & Hearings Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare HELP HHS Infectious Diseases IRS King v Burwell Medical Devices Medicare Public Health Insurance Marketplace Section 340B Subsidies Ways and Means Committee

Health Care Update - January 2015 #2

In This Issue: - Changes Ahead for Health Policy In 2015 - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Congressional Initiatives - Other Health Care...more

1/22/2015 - Affordable Care Act CMS Halbig v Burwell Healthcare HHS King v Burwell Legislative Agendas

Health Care Update - December 2014

In This Issue: - FDA Releases Menu Labeling Rule - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Upcoming Congressional Hearings - Excerpt from FDA...more

12/3/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Fast-Food Industry FDA Food Safety Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges HHS Labeling Legislative Agendas Medicare Part D Restaurant Industry

Health Care Update - November 2014

In This Issue: - CMS Releases Final Medicare Payment Rules - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Other Congressional Initiatives - Other Health...more

11/5/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicare

Health Care Update - October 2014 #4

In This Issue: - Ebola Response Taking a Multifaceted Approach - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Other Congressional Initiatives - Other...more

10/28/2014 - Affordable Care Act CDC CMS DHS Ebola FDA Health Care Providers Healthcare Healthcare Workers NIH

Health Care Update - October 2014 #3

In This Issue: - Policymakers Scrambling to Contain Ebola Crises - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Other Congressional Initiatives -...more

10/21/2014 - ACOs Affordable Care Act CMS Congressional Investigations & Hearings Ebola EHR Healthcare NIH Obama Administration

Health Care Update - October 2014 #2

In This Issue: - First Look at Pioneer ACO Data Reveals Murky Path Forward - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Other Congressional...more

10/14/2014 - ACOs Affordable Care Act CDC CMS Healthcare NIH

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