Lauren Groebe

Lauren Groebe

Polsinelli

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New 340B Dispute Resolution Process: Will It Level the Playing Field?

On August 12, HRSA published a formal proposed rule regarding a 340B Drug Pricing Program administrative dispute resolution (ADR) process. HRSA’s use of the administrative rulemaking process is a rare occasion given its...more

8/30/2016 - Arbitration Comment Period Covered Entities Dispute Resolution Drug Pricing Healthcare HRSA Manufacturers Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs 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

Orphan Drug Ruling Disrupts the 340B Program

On Wednesday, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued its highly anticipated opinion regarding the 340B orphan drug litigation. The Court ruled in favor of PhRMA, a trade association that...more

10/20/2015 - Biopharmaceutical Covered Entities GPOs Health Care Providers Healthcare Hospitals HRSA Orphan Drugs Pharmaceutical Industry PHRMA Prescription Drugs Rural Health Care Providers Section 340B Summary Judgment

Summary of Key 340B Omnibus Guidance Proposals

As noted in our previous client alert, the Health Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) released its highly anticipated proposed 340B Drug Pricing Program Omnibus Guidance (“Guidance”). The Guidance offers updated...more

9/17/2015 - AIDS Covered Entities Fee-for-Service GPOs Healthcare HRSA Managed Care Contracts Medicare Pharmaceutical Industry 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

Mobile Health Devices and Cybersecurity: Federal Guidance for Management of Threats in Medical Devices

New Technology = New Threats - With new technology comes new security concerns. But when that new technology is in the medical field, the cybersecurity vulnerabilities can be particularly devastating. The...more

8/21/2015 - Best Practices Biometric Information Cyber Attacks Cyber Crimes Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Security DHS FDA Hackers Health Care Providers Healthcare HIPAA Hospitals Medical Devices Mobile Devices Personally Identifiable Information PHI Popular Software

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

You Are Now on the Clock — Sunshine Act Dispute Window Now Open

Beginning Monday, July 14, 2014, the review, dispute and correction process outlined the National Physician Payment Transparency Program (also known as the "Sunshine Act") opens on CMS's Open Payments website. Physicians and...more

7/16/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Health Insurance Hospitals Manufacturers Medical Devices Pharmaceutical Industry Physicians Prescription Drugs Provider Payments Reporting Requirements Sunshine Act

Recent 340B Orphan Drug Decision May Have Widespread Implications

In This Issue: - Orphan Drug Rule Background - PhRMA Sues to Block the Orphan Drug Rule - District Court Says HHS Overstepped Its Authority and Invalidates Orphan Drug Rule - Implications on the...more

6/4/2014 - HHS Orphan Drugs Patent Litigation Patents Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmaceutical Patents PHRMA Prescription Drugs Section 340B

HHS Extends Patient Access To Laboratories

On February 6, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a Final Rule amending regulations implementing the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and the Health Insurance...more

2/24/2014 - CLIA EHR HHS HIPAA OCR PHI

CMS Creates "Open Payments" Website For Reporting Under The Physician Payment Sunshine Act

On April 12, 2013, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) created the “Open Payments” website where reported information under Section 6002 of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), commonly referred to as the...more

4/18/2013 - CMS Physician Payments Sunshine Act Websites

Physician Payment Sunshine Act Final Rule Released

In This Issue: - Interpretation and Clarification of Key Definitions ..Applicable Manufacturers ..Applicable GPOs ..Covered Drug, Device, Biological or Medical Supply ..Covered Recipients ...more

3/7/2013 - Affordable Care Act CMS Healthcare Manufacturers Medical Devices Pharmaceutical Industry Physicians Sunshine Act

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