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?
This Week: Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Focuses on Health Insurers Merger... Arkansas to Delay Setting Up Its Own State Exchange...The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Announces Medicare Advantage...more
In the wake of the uproar about drug pricing, Hillary Clinton unveiled on Tuesday, a plan to address the rising cost of prescription drugs. The plan will focus on ending “excessive” profits, lowering out-of-pocket costs,...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 Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Legislation to Strengthen Medicaid Program Integrity and Fraud Controls... Bipartisan Senate Bill Introduced to Stop Anti-Competitive “Pay-For-Delay”...more
On September 9, 2015, the House Energy and Commerce Committee is holding a hearing on H.R. 1624, Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act of 2015. The legislation would amend the Public Health Service Act to redefine...more
If you read one thing...
- Congress’ tax and budget challenges include funding the government for FY 2016 and a required federal debt ceiling increase to avoid catastrophic default on the nation’s debt. These legislative...more
NC State Government is currently operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR), SB 560, 2015 Continuing Budget Authority. This CR is set to expire at 11:59 pm on August 31, 2015. With less than two weeks before the CR...more
In This Issue:
- Pathway for Bipartisanship following King v. Burwell
- Federal Regulatory Initiatives
- Congressional Initiatives
- Other Health Care News
- Upcoming Congressional...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
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
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
What Do They Mean for Providers? -
Both California and New York have recently enacted so-called “Surprise Bills Laws” that require out-of-network providers to give notice to patients that a particular item or service...more
On April 13, 2015 after the release of the traditional sine die balloons and streamers, the first General Assembly of the newly elected Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. concluded with much success. With bills awaiting...more
This Week -
“Crossover” - the date by which a bill must pass out of the chamber in which it originated to remain eligible for the 2015-16 session - expired on Thursday. Throughout the week, lawmakers cumulatively...more
The House and Senate returned last week from Easter recess with vigor. The House considered and adopted, among other pieces of legislation, a comprehensive infrastructure/road plan and revisions to domestic violence...more
In This Issue:
- The Driving Forces Behind the Trend Toward Narrower Networks
- The Trade-Off
- Regulatory, Legislative and Litigatious Responses to Narrower Networks Across the Nation
- Judicial and CMS...more
This Week: Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Explores Post-Acute Bundling…CMS Releases First-ever Hospital Compare Star Ratings…Fiscal Year 2016 Proposed Inpatient and Long-term Care Hospital Policy and Payment Changes....more
On April 16, 2015, the President signed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, commonly known as the “Doc Fix.” As has been extensively reported, the Act repeals the Sustainable Growth Rate or (SGR)...more
On March 25, 2015, the House of Representatives approved (with no Democratic votes) H.Con.Res. 27, a budget resolution providing instructions to Congressional committees on the federal spending framework for FY 2016. Among...more
On Tuesday, March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. We want to take this opportunity to share with you some highlights of the past five years, and also to thank you for...more
This Week: Bipartisan, Bicameral Permanent SGR Fix Introduced... House Budget Committee Advances FY2016 Budget Proposal... National Coverage Determinations Proposed for Removal... HHS Releases Proposed Rules on EHR Incentive...more
While the Supreme Court continues to debate the outcome of King v. Burwell in their chambers, stakeholders must be prepared for the potential fallout the nine justices’ ruling may have. Two weeks ago, we summarized the...more
On January 6, two Michigan Congressmen – Representative John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Representative Dan Benishek (R-Mich.) – introduced the “Quality Health Care Coalition Act of 2015.” The bill (H.R. 105) would permit...more
This Week -
Freshman legislators finally got some insight into what to expect throughout the session, with their first full week of activity. The week was fast paced, with long days, as lawmakers acted upon a number of...more
King v. Burwell speculation has been rampant since the Supreme Court heard oral testimony on Wednesday. All eyes are on Justices Kennedy and Roberts, who are likely to wield the deciding votes. In other news, CMS approved a...more
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