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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: What's on the Radar for This Congressional Work Period

The next Hill work period basically runs from February 22 to March 18. As Congress returns, here’s a brief look at the pending health care issues on the radar for this work period....more

2/22/2016 - Drug & Alcohol Abuse FDA Federal Budget Healthcare Legislative Agendas Mental Health Nominations

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

Are Lawmakers and Stakeholders Ready for the Silver Tsunami? - Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a projection that shows Medicare enrollment will grow by more than 30 percent in the next decade...more

2/16/2016 - ACOs Affordable Care Act Alternative Payment Models (APM) Congressional Budget Office Drug Pricing Elder Issues FCC FDA Healthcare Costs Medical Debt Medicare Mental Health Prescription Drugs Substance Abuse TCPA Telemedicine

Health Care Update - December 2015

Cadillac Tax Repeal Garners Bipartisan Support; Prospects for Implementation Delay Increase - Last week, the Senate passed its reconciliation package by a vote of 52-47, sending it back to the House for approval and...more

12/9/2015 - Affordable Care Act Cadillac Tax Congressional Investigations & Hearings Drug Pricing FDA Medical Devices OIG Prescription Drugs Tax Extenders Telemedicine

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 - November 2015 #2

FDA Hosts Genome Scientists For Next-Generation Sequencing Conference - Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hosted genome scientists from across the nation at its campus in White Oak, Maryland. Two public...more

11/18/2015 - Affordable Care Act Congressional Committees Congressional Investigations & Hearings Drug Pricing FDA Human Genome Project Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Reconciliation Substance Abuse 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 - 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 #3

In This Issue: - House E&C Proceeds with Cures Initiative this Week - Congress Continues Budget Considerations; Health Care Playing Leading Role - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal...more

4/30/2015 - Affordable Care Act FDA Healthcare Reform

Health Care Update - March 2015 #2

In This Issue: - Senate HELP Begins Innovation for Healthier Americans Hearings - 340B Hearing Postponed; Written Testimonies Shed Light on Agenda - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act -...more

3/10/2015 - Affordable Care Act FDA Health Insurance Healthcare HELP Legislative Agendas NIH Section 340B

Washington Outlook for 2015

In This Issue: - Introduction - Agriculture, Food Safety, and Nutrition - Appropriations, Budget, and Debt Ceiling - Defense and National Security - Education - Energy and Environment - Financial...more

1/21/2015 - Appropriations Bill Defense Sector Department of Transportation (DOT) Energy Policy Environmental Policies FDA Federal Budget Foreign Policy Healthcare Immigration Immigration Reform Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Obama Administration Political Parties Tax Reform Telecommunications

Health Care Update - January 2015

In This Issue: - SGR Already Strong Focus of 114th Congress: - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Congressional Initiatives - Other Health...more

1/13/2015 - Affordable Care Act CDC Congressional Investigations & Hearings Enrollment FDA Health Insurance Healthcare HHS Legislative Agendas Physician SGR Formula

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 - 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

Telehealth and Health IT Policy: Considerations for Stakeholders

In recent months, as the conversation about reforming the health care system has shifted to achieving greater delivery system efficiencies, cost containment, and patient satisfaction, the role of health care...more

9/5/2014 - FDA FSMB Health Care Providers Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS Hospitals ICD Codes ICD-10 Legislative Agendas Medicaid Medical Devices Medicare PHSA Physicians Proposed Legislation Telemedicine

Health Care Update - August 2014 #3

In This Issue: - Stakeholders Urge FDA to Provide Clarity on Biosimilars - Ebola Crisis Continues - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Other...more

8/19/2014 - Affordable Care Act Biosimilars FDA Healthcare Prescription Drugs

Health Care Update - July 2014 #3

In This Issue: - First Guidance following Hobby Lobby released - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Other Congressional and State...more

7/23/2014 - Affordable Care Act Burwell v Hobby Lobby CDC Closely Held Businesses CMS Contraceptive Coverage Mandate DOL EHR Employer Mandates FDA Healthcare HHS NIH ONC Opt-Outs PHRMA Religious Freedom Restoration Act SCOTUS

Health Care Update - June 2014 #4

In This Issue: - Hobby Lobby decision further complicates ACA implementation - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Other Congressional and State...more

7/1/2014 - Affordable Care Act Burwell v Hobby Lobby CMS Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Contraceptives Employer Group Health Plans FDA Healthcare Hobby Lobby Legislative Agendas Pending Legislation Preventive Health Care Proposed Legislation SCOTUS

Health Update - June 2014

In This Issue: - Judge Rules Against 340B Drug Authority - FDA Approves Skin Infection Drug - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Other...more

6/3/2014 - Affordable Care Act FDA Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS Hospitals HRSA Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs Section 340B

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