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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

Washington Outlook for 2016

Welcome to 2016 and our annual look at what’s in store for the United States Congress in the coming year. Here you will find a preview of the US legislative agenda as well as a look at the Obama Administration’s regulatory...more

1/23/2016 - Energy Policy Federal Budget Foreign Policy International Tax Issues Legislative Agendas Obama Administration Presidential Elections Students

Health Care Update - January 2016

ML Strategies Publishes 2016 Legislative Outlook - The ML Strategies 2016 Legislation Outlook is now available! The first session of the 114th Congress marked a productive year for Congress, with passage of numerous...more

1/20/2016 - Affordable Care Act Legislative Agendas Omnibus Guidance Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)

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

EB-5 Regional Center Program Update: As Deadline for Expiration Approaches, Congressional Action Likely

Now just days away from the December 11th expiration of a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) that has been funding federal activities since the start of the current fiscal year on October 1st, Congress is feverishly...more

12/5/2015 - Continuing Resolution EB-5 EB-5 Regional Centers Federal Budget Immigrant Investor Program Reauthorization

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

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 - 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

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

Health Care Update - June 2015 #4

In This Issue: - Pathway for Bipartisanship following King v. Burwell - Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Congressional Initiatives - Other Health Care News - Upcoming Congressional...more

7/1/2015 - Affordable Care Act Congressional Investigations & Hearings Employer Group Health Plans Health Insurance Healthcare King v Burwell Legislative Agendas Regulatory Agenda

Health Care Update - June 2015 #3

In This Issue: - Post- King v. Burwell Strategy is TBD - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Congressional Initiatives - Other Health Care News - Upcoming...more

6/23/2015 - Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Healthcare Healthcare Reform King v Burwell SCOTUS

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 & Telehealth Policy Alert

In the previous Congress, we saw a burst of policy and industry attention to telehealth as lawmakers and stakeholders alike recognized the cost, quality, and accessibility benefits of telehealth. In the first few months of...more

6/8/2015 - Healthcare Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization (MACRA) mHealth Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Telehealth Telemedicine

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

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