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Recent 340B program developments

Legal challenges to the significant Medicare reimbursement cuts for drugs purchased by most hospitals under the 340B program continue. As previously reported, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final...more

Collection and destruction of controlled substances recovered from hospital patients and visitors

The national opioid crisis has led politicians and law enforcement to increase their focus on the regulation of controlled substances. Hospitals and other facilities should ensure that they are compliant with DEA rules on not...more

Ohio seeks to become the first state to receive a 1332 waiver of the individual mandate

On March 30, 2018, the Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) submitted the application for a waiver from the requirements of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. If approved, Ohio would become the first state to receive...more

Staffing and billing issues to avoid under Ohio scope of practice rules for mental health professionals

The Ohio scope of practice rules for mental health providers and counselors can pose staffing and billing issues for mental health professionals, particularly those who provide psychotherapy services....more

CMS imposes massive cuts on 340B program; Hospital associations’ legal challenge dismissed

On November 1, 2017, CMS issued a final rule that became effective January 1, 2018, under which hospitals serving a disproportionate share of low-income patients (DSH hospitals) will receive nearly 27 percent less in...more

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