Julius Hobson

Julius Hobson

Polsinelli

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Provider-Based Update: Congress Offers Encouraging Step to Reduce Scope of BBA Reimbursement Reductions

On Wednesday, members of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide some welcome relief to hospitals who had already invested resources to develop new provider-based...more

5/24/2016 - Bipartisan Budget CMA Drug Pricing Health Care Providers Hospitals Legislative Committees Proposed Legislation Reimbursements Section 340B

MedPAC Report Recommends Reduction in Medicare Part B Payments to 340B Hospitals

On March 15, 2016, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released its latest report to Congress that included 340B Implications for Medicare Part B Drugs along with a quick fact sheet regarding the report. Key...more

3/21/2016 - CMS Health Care Providers Hospitals Medical Reimbursement Medicare Part B MedPAC Provider Payments Section 340B

Congress, CMS Seek Input on Provider-Based Reimbursement Reductions

Late last year, Congress made sweeping changes to Medicare provider-based reimbursement that virtually shut down any future off-campus, provider-based site developments. Section 603 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA)...more

2/23/2016 - CMS Health Care Providers OPPS Physician Medicare Reimbursements

Provider-Based Status: A Quiet Casualty of the Bipartisan Budget Act

Without fanfare or any significant discussion, the Bipartisan Budget Act (Act) contains the first legislative action related to provider-based status—and it is a sweeping action with negative financial consequences to many...more

11/2/2015 - Bipartisan Agreement CMS Drug Pricing Health Care Providers Healthcare Medicare MedPAC Obama Administration OIG OPPS Pending Legislation Pharmaceutical Industry Physician Fee Schedule Prescription Drugs Section 340B

Breaking News: Proposed 340B Omnibus Guidance Released

The Health Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) released an advanced copy of its long-awaited proposed 340B Omnibus Guidance (“Guidance”) today. The document can be found here. Polsinelli is currently reviewing the...more

8/28/2015 - Covered Entities Drug Pricing Health Care Providers Healthcare HRSA Pharmaceutical Industry Physicians Rural Health Care Providers Section 340B

King v. Burwell: Decision and Impact

In a 6 to 3 decision today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case King v. Burwell and upheld federal tax subsidies in the federally operated health exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act. King v. Burwell is the...more

6/26/2015 - Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Individual Mandate King v Burwell Legislative Agendas Political Parties SCOTUS Subsidies Tax Credits

Special Alert: Congress Passes One of the Most Significant Pieces of Health Care Legislation Since the Affordable Care Act

The Senate on April 14 passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which eliminates the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) physician payment system and transitions it away from fee-for-service...more

4/17/2015 - CHIP Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicare New Legislation Physician SGR Formula Repeal

340B Drug Pricing Program Questioned by Congressional Subcommittee

In This Issue: - Recent Developments for Multiemployer Pension Plans - Witness Statements - Questions & Answers - For More Information - Excerpt from Recent Developments for Multiemployer...more

3/27/2015 - Hospitals HRSA Legislative Committees Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs Section 340B

RESCHEDULED: 340B in the Spotlight: Congress Offers Webcast of Upcoming Hearing Regarding the 340B Drug Pricing Program

The House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee on Health hearing entitled, “Examining the 340B Drug Pricing Program”, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 5th has been RESCHEDULED for March 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. EST. ...more

3/23/2015 - Congressional Investigations & Hearings Healthcare Prescription Drugs Section 340B

340B in the Spotlight This Thursday: Congress Offers Webcast of Upcoming Hearing Regarding the 340B Drug Pricing Program

Thursday, March 5th at 10:00 a.m. EST, the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing entitled, “Examining the 340B Drug Pricing Program.” The purpose of the hearing is to review the...more

3/4/2015 - Health Care Providers Healthcare Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs Section 340B

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - January 2015, Issue 1

In This Issue: - Health Proposals - Department of Health & Human Services - Medicare - For More Information - Excerpt from Health Proposals: Department of Health & Human Services...more

2/6/2015 - ACOs Federal Budget Health Care Providers Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS Medicare RAC Audits

SCOTUS Ruled on Monday that Closely Held Corporations Are Not Required to Provide Contraceptive Coverage

SCOTUS Ruled on Monday in Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al. v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., et al., that the Federal Government cannot require closely held corporations to provide contraceptive...more

7/3/2014 - Affordable Care Act Burwell v Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Contraceptives Hobby Lobby Religious Exemption Religious Freedom Restoration Act SCOTUS

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