A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
Polsinelli Podcast - Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Consequences for Corporations
Government’s Health Care Fraud “Cash Cow” Keeps Mooing
Investment Management Update- 2014 Election Impact
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
Polsinelli Podcast - Republicans Gain Control of the U.S. Senate - How That May Impact Health Reform
Karl Rove's Efforts to "Buy" Courts Harmed America, Says Legendary Attorney
Crisis at the Border Shows Problems in US Immigration Law
Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Aquila on M&A: Dealmaking is Back
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
ATL Law School Rankings: All About The Jobs
What Comes Next in Derivatives Regulation?
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Is Punishment Dead in America?
In This Issue:
- Pathway for Bipartisanship following King v. Burwell
- Federal Regulatory Initiatives
- Congressional Initiatives
- Other Health Care News
- Upcoming Congressional...more
The House voted not to concur with the Senate’s budget proposal Tuesday in a unanimous vote of 112-0, setting off budget negotiations between the two chambers that could last well into the summer. In rejecting the Senate’s...more
With both the House and Senate scheduled for session days from now through June 30, it’s hard to say when one week ends and another begins. And an unusual week warrants a different kind of wrap up, as we highlight movement on...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Legislature Plans Long Day -
Early this past Wednesday morning, the Maine House and Senate...more
The House of Representatives has taken action on a number of bills to modify certain Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions, revise Medicare Advantage policies, and make other health policy changes.
On June 23, 2015, the...more
The modified law will expand the definition of personal information to include medical information and physical characteristics, and require notification to the state Attorney General. Businesses with customers in Oregon...more
This Week: Leading Up to the SCOTUS King v. Burwell Decision... House Votes to Repeal the Medical Device Tax... CMS Announces It Will Bolster Transitional Reinsurance Payments... MedPAC Releases June Report to Congress....more
Medicare Regulations allows CRNA’s to administer anesthesia without physician supervision if the state governor opts out of the regular physician supervision requirement.
Governor Ritter of Colorado opted out in 2010,...more
Last week, the House of Representatives voted 280-140 to pass H.R. 160, a bill that eliminates the 2.3 percent medical device tax. The vote was strongly bipartisan with 46 Democrats joining all Republicans voting in favor of...more
The week started out a little sluggishly. While the typical cache of committees met on Monday – Senate Appropriations, Senate Rules, House Appropriations – the floor was relatively quiet. However, things picked up on Tuesday,...more
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims and church members of the vicious shooting in Charleston, SC.
This Week -
The Senate budget writers were very active this week as lawmakers worked long...more
Minimum Wage Hike for Airport Workers -
On Monday, the Metropolitan Airports Commission backed a $10 an hour minimum wage for about 2,800 employees of airline subcontractors.
Commission members voted 11-4 for...more
The trade coalition representing pharmacy benefit managers is raising concerns about major bipartisan legislation aimed at streamlining the approval of new medicines and medical devices. However, the Pharmaceutical Care...more
Potential fraud and abuse in the Medicare Advantage Program (“MA Program”) has become the focus of two senior-ranking Senators on each side of the aisle—Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)—and this attention...more
On June 3, 2015, the Senate Finance Committee passed an original bill that aims to streamline and improve the Medicare Audit and Appeals Process. The Medicare appeals process has recently faced scrutiny from industry leaders...more
With the King v. Burwell ruling expected by the end of the month, Congressional Republicans continue to offer contingency plans in the event of a ruling for the plaintiffs; and the Mississippi Insurance Commissioner proposes...more
This Week: GOP Post-King Contingency Bills Released in Both the House and the Senate... House E&C Committee Draft LDT Bill – Creates FDA In Vitro Center, Sets Agency Review Timeline and Defines Risk Categories... CMS...more
As previously reported, Congress has been considering financing Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) reauthorization legislation in part through future Medicare provider cuts. Specifically, as approved by the Senate on May 22,...more
The Senate budget process continued this week, though at a slower pace than members had planned for in the schedule released last month. Budget votes originally scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday of this week were delayed...more
On Monday, the House Children and Youth Committee sent H.B. 1276 (Watson, R-Bucks) to the House floor for a vote. The bill would remedy some of the issues arising as county and state agencies implement last year’s amendments...more
Washington and Oregon both recently updated laws that define data security and incident response requirements for breaches of consumers’ personal information. Details of these new requirements for each state are...more
The General Assembly convened for the 2015 legislative session on January 14. Lawmakers returned to Raleigh on January 28 to begin the session in earnest. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more
This Week: House Ways & Means Committee Holds Markup; Makes Significant Legislative Changes to Health Care Bills... Senate Finance Committee Holds Markup on Medicare Appeals Process Bill... CMS Issues Final Rule on...more
The Senate began its budget process last week, releasing a draft schedule to senators outlining precisely how the General Assembly can have a budget in place by June 30th. Senate budget leaders have already indicated that the...more
Senate Finance Committee Seeking Proposals on Medicare Chronic Care Policies –
On May 22, 2015, the Senate Finance Committee announced the formation of a bipartisan working group created to explore potential solutions...more
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