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"Double Dip" Effectively Approved by Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

by Hogan Lovells on

Last week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Release No. 104 to Manufacturers and Release No. 180, which invalidated earlier agency releases addressing the treatment under the Medicaid drug rebate...more

U.S. Military Special Operations Command Workers’ Data Exposed by Vendor

Military personnel continue to be victimized by data breaches. This time, the personal information of healthcare workers employed by Potomac Healthcare Solutions (Potomac), who work for a U.S. Special Operations Command were...more

A&B Healthcare Week in Review

by Alston & Bird on

I. REGULATIONS, NOTICES, & GUIDANCE - On April 21, 2016, CMS issued a proposed rule entitled, “Medicare Program: FY 2017 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements.” This...more

Veterans Affairs to Permit Acquisition of Non-TAA-Compliant Drugs

by Reed Smith on

In a significant policy reversal, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that it will require all covered drugs under the Veterans Health Care Act (VHCA) to be offered on Federal Supply Schedule (FSS)...more

A&B Healthcare Week in Review

by Alston & Bird on

I. REGULATIONS, NOTICES, & GUIDANCE - On April 4, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Final Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates and Medicare Advantage (MA) and...more

U.S. Department of Defense Expands Telemedicine Access for Military Members

Last month, Jonathan Woodson, M.D., the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs for the U.S. Department of Defense, issued a memorandum that effectively changes the Military Health System (“MHS”) policy on...more

Washington, D.C. Update – December 2015

by Baker Donelson on

2015 Year-End Appropriations and Tax Measures - On Friday, December 18, the House and Senate completed work on the omnibus appropriations legislation funding the federal government for the 2016 fiscal year and a series...more

VA OIG reports patient data at risk with vendor

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General recently issued a report, following a complaint that the VA Palo Alto Health Care System put veterans’ health information at risk when it allowed personnel of a...more

DOD Adopts Interim Cyber Rules As Claims of Chinese Cyber Attacks Continue

by BakerHostetler on

U.S. officials have blamed Chinese government-backed attackers for many of the recent cyber attacks on U.S. government and business computer networks: “Researchers and government officials have determined that the Chinese...more

Washington Healthcare Update

by McGuireWoods LLP on

This Week: Health Subcommittee Advances 21st Century Cures, Full Committee Action Scheduled…Senate Finance Committee Hearing: Chair Hatch to Launch New Initiative on Improving Chronic Care for Medicare Patients…Hawaii’s...more

Africa Update - January 2014

In This Issue: - Leading the News - United States – Africa Relations - North Africa - East Africa - West Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa - General Africa News - Excerpt from...more

Department of Veterans Affairs Issues Final Rule on In-Person, On-Site Promotion of Drugs and Drug-Related Supplies

by King & Spalding on

On March 5, 2012, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a Final Rule governing “on-site, in-person promotional activities, including educational activities” by pharmaceutical company representatives at VA medical...more

One Veteran's Long Road To Victory

by P. Michelle Fitzsimmons on

Nuclear Radiation exposure from Operation Up-shot Knothole: Check out one veterans struggle to get relief from the Veterans Administration, and how we were able to help....more

avascular necrosis: On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Winston- Salem, North Carolina

Court Grants Relief for Veteran who Suffered Service Related Nuclear Radiation ExposureVeterans Appeals

by P. Michelle Fitzsimmons on

Veterans Administration finally awards relief to veteran who suffered nuclear radiation exposure during bomb testing in 1953, Nevada....more

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