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Health Care Weekly Preview from ML Strategies – July 2017 #4

Following the dramatic conclusion of the failed vote on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it appears the Senate will pivot to other issues, namely the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). However, the...more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - July 2017

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: the U.S. Government’s amicus brief in Jesner v. Arab Bank; a...more

Ambassador Lighthizer Visits Congress To Discuss The President’s Trade Policy Agenda

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In June, the Senate Finance Committee and Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives held hearings on the new administration’s trade policy agenda. During the hearings, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert...more

ITC To Issue Preliminary Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Report On June 9

by King & Spalding on

Next Friday (June 9), the ITC will deliver its preliminary report to the House Ways & Means and the Senate Finance Committees regarding Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) petitions filed with the agency pursuant to the American...more

Senate Finance Committee Approves CHRONIC Care Act

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On May 18, 2017, the Senate Finance Committee passed the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill focused on improving care for chronically ill...more

NC Legislative Update: May 2017 #4

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This Week - The week began Monday morning with the U.S. Supreme Court upholding a lower court’s decision that 2 of North Carolina’s 13 congressional districts, under maps drawn in 2011, were unconstitutional due to the...more

Hearings This Week

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee markup to vote on the nominations on David Bernhardt to be deputy Interior secretary; Dan Brouillette to be deputy Energy secretary; Neil Chatterjee to be a member of the Federal...more

CBO Greenlights Telehealth Provisions in Senate’s CHRONIC Care Act

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) concluded that a key piece of telehealth legislation, the CHRONIC Care Act of 2017, would not, overall, increase or decrease Medicare spending. This score is significant as it...more

NC Legislative Update: May 2017 #3

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

This Week - Following the passage of the Senate budget proposal last week, the Senate had a fairly light calendar this week. The House continued to work while House budget writers draft their own budget proposal. The...more

Tackling Tax Reform – Part II: The Legislative Process

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

On April 11, 2017, we discussed what constitutes Tax Reform. In this blog post, we will explore the process by which Tax Reform will likely be created. After reading this post, if it seems to you that the legislative process...more

News from the Vermont State House - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team - February 2017 #3

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Act 188 Plans On Hold as New Chemical Bill is Introduced - Nearly three years after the legislature passed a law to regulate children’s products containing chemicals of high concern, a web site intended to inform the...more

Trump HHS Secretary - Confirmation Process & Next Steps

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Over the past two weeks, Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) completed his confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance as well the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committees. The...more

Senate Finance Committee to Vote on Price HHS Nomination

by Reed Smith on

On January 31, 2017, the Senate Finance Committee is set to vote on the nomination of Rep. Thomas Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services....more

SC Public Policy Update - January 2017 #2

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

What's New - SENATE - The Senate spent the week working at the committee level in an effort to move bills to the floor for debate. Members will return to meeting in regular session on Tuesday, January 24th....more

West Coast Real Estate Update: January 2017

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Proposed Landmark Rules Could Make LA Redevelopment More Difficult - Los Angeles City Council Member Jose Huizar has proposed a new set of rules that could make it more difficult for owners of historic properties in Los...more

Senate Democrats Press Treasury Secretary Nominee Mnunchin for Views on Bank Regulation and Fair Lending Laws

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On December 21, 2016, the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), sent a pointed letter to President-elect Trump’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, Steven...more

Senate Finance Committee Releases Report on Concurrent and Overlapping Surgeries

by King & Spalding on

On December 6, 2016, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) issued a Committee staff report detailing concurrent and overlapping surgery practices. The report also offers...more

Client Alert: CMS to Physicians: QPP Reporting 2017 "Have it Your Way"

On August 8, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced in a blog post reminiscent of a Burger King commercial that physicians and other clinicians can indeed “have it their way” when reporting for...more

The Physician’s Self-Referral Law – Are Changes Finally Coming?

by Snell & Wilmer on

The Physician Self-Referral Law, also known as the Stark law, prohibits a physician from referring federal health care program patients for “designated health services” to an entity in which the physician (or an immediate...more

Recent Congressional Hearings

by Reed Smith on

Congressional committees held hearings on a wide variety of on health policy issues this month before going on summer recess. Notable hearings include the following...more

Senate Finance Committee Explores Revisions to Stark Law

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

At a July 12, 2016 hearing entitled “Examining the Stark Law: Current Issues and Opportunities,” members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee expressed openness to potentially significant amendments to the Stark Law aimed at...more

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Releases White Paper Examining Potential Reforms to the Stark Law

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On June 30, 2016, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch released a white paper examining potential reforms to the Federal Stark law. The white paper, entitled “Why Stark, Why Now? Suggestions to Improve the Stark...more

Senate Committee Releases Report on Potential Stark Law Changes, Hearing Scheduled

On June 30, 2016, the Senate Finance Committee’s Republican staff issued a 20-page report discussing comments made by industry stakeholders after a December 2015 round-table on the future of the physician self-referral law,...more

Recent Congressional Health Policy Hearings

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Recent Congressional hearings focusing on health policy topics include the following: - ..House Energy and Commerce Committee hearings on HHS cybersecurity responsibilities, Medicare and Medicaid program integrity, the...more

Finance Committee Report Places Medical Device Arrangements under Increasing Scrutiny

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Hospitals and providers participating in physician-owned distributorships, or “PODs” may be at increased risk for government investigation or enforcement. A Senate Finance Committee (SFC) Report issued this month highlights...more

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