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Senate Help Committee Eyes Mental Health, Substance Use Package

This morning, the Senate HELP Committee will hold an executive session regarding the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016, a comprehensive mental health package negotiated in part by the Senate HELP Committee and the...more

3/16/2016 - Drug & Alcohol Abuse HELP Mental Health Prescription Drugs Proposed Legislation

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 #5

Congress Expected to Vote on Opioid Legislation - This week, Congress will consider the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). CARA would be the first step the Senate has taken in 2016 to address the opioid...more

3/2/2016 - Affordable Care Act Legislative Agendas Medicare Part B Open Enrollment Prescription Drugs Substance Abuse Telehealth

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 - 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 - 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 - May 2015 #2

In This Issue: - 340B Drug Discount Program Guidance Nearing Finish Line - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Congressional Initiatives - Other...more

5/13/2015 - Affordable Care Act Congressional Investigations & Hearings Healthcare Legislative Agendas OMB Prescription Drugs Regulatory Agenda Section 340B

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

In This Issue: - E&C continues to push for bipartisan efforts to improve drug pipeline - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Other Health Care...more

7/8/2014 - Affordable Care Act CDC Clinical Trials CMS Healthcare HHS Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees NIH Patents Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs Public Comment Telemedicine

Health Care Update - June 2014 #2

In This Issue: - Confusion Persists in Anticipation of 340B “Mega-Rule” - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Other Congressional and State Initiatives - Other...more

6/18/2014 - Affordable Care Act Critical Access Hospitals Healthcare Healthcare Reform Hospitals Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs Section 340B

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

Health Care Update

In This Issue: - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Other Congressional and State Initiatives - Other Health Care News - Upcoming Hearings and...more

4/22/2014 - Affordable Care Act CDC Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicaid Open Enrollment Prescription Drugs

Health Care Reform Update -- November 18, 2013

In This Issue: Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups...more

11/19/2013 - Affordable Care Act Healthcare Healthcare Reform Healthcare.gov HHS Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs

Health Care Reform Update -- July 1, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the News; Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups...more

7/2/2013 - Affordable Care Act DOMA FDA Healthcare HHS HSA Medicaid Prescription Drugs Proposed Legislation Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS USDA

Health Care Reform Update -- June 10th, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the News; Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups...more

6/11/2013 - Affordable Care Act CMS Counterfeiting Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare HHS Medicaid Prescription Drugs Proposed Legislation

Health Care Reform Update -- February 25, 2013

In This Issue: Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups Scheduled. Excerpt...more

2/26/2013 - Affordable Care Act Antitrust Litigation CMS Contraceptive Coverage Mandate DOL Essential Health Benefits FTC FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System HHS Medicaid Prescription Drugs SCOTUS The Workplace Religious Freedom Act Whistleblower Protection Policies

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