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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 - 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

Telemedicine Momentum Picking up Steam as New Legislation Introduced in U.S. Senate

On February 3, 2016, a bipartisan group of Senators led by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) have unveiled legislation that would expand the use of telemedicine and remote patient monitoring under...more

2/4/2016 - Alternative Payment Models (APM) Healthcare Costs Medicare Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization (MACRA) Proposed Legislation Telemedicine

EB-5 Regional Center Program to Get Short-Term Reprieve with Passage of Continuing Resolution

Coinciding with the end of the current fiscal year, the EB-5 regional center program is set to expire on September 30, 2015 but will get a temporary reprieve with expected final passage of a Continuing Resolution (CR) that...more

10/1/2015 - Continuing Resolution EB-5 GAO Immigrant Investor Program Proposed Legislation Regional Centers

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

EB-5 Program Reauthorization: Proposed Legislative Reforms

Created by the Immigration Act of 1990, the Immigrant Investor Program, more commonly referred to as the EB-5 program, offers foreign investors an opportunity to secure permanent residency in the United States by making a...more

7/8/2015 - EB-5 FCPA Foreign Investment Green Cards Immigrant Investor Program Immigration and Nationality Act Investors Job Creation Lawful Permanent Residents Legislative Agendas Permanent Residence Cards Proposed Legislation Reauthorization Regional Centers Targeted Employment Area USCIS Visas

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

Congress Returns from July 4th Recess - What to Expect in the Coming Months

Although the 113th Congress continues to see a dearth of legislation seeing final approval, over the past six months, Congress has managed to finalize Fiscal Year 2014 appropriations; address the Sustainable Growth Rate...more

7/7/2014 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees New Legislation Proposed Legislation

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 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 24, 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

6/27/2013 - Affordable Care Act CMS Healthcare HHS Proposed Legislation Qualified Health Plans

Health Care Reform Update -- June 17th, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the News; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearing and Mark-Ups Scheduled. Excerpt from Leading the News...more

6/18/2013 - Affordable Care Act CMS FDA Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare HHS Premiums Proposed Legislation

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 -- May 13, 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

5/15/2013 - Affordable Care Act CMS FDA Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare HHS Medicaid Medicare Proposed Legislation Wellness Programs

Health Care Reform Update -- April 15, 2013

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

4/16/2013 - Affordable Care Act CMS Federal Budget Healthcare HHS IRS Medicaid OIG Proposed Legislation

Health Care Reform Update -- April 2, 2013

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

4/3/2013 - Abortion Affordable Care Act CMS Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare HHS Medicaid Medical Devices Medicare Physician-Owned Distributors Physicians Proposed Legislation

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