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Knobbe Martens

FDA Statement Regarding Quality Assurance Efforts for Foreign Drug Manufacturing Facilities

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On September 5, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a press release highlighting recent actions taken to ensure that pharmaceuticals meet high-quality standards. Currently, there are over 5,000...more

King & Spalding

GAO Report Finds Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment Model Underestimated Spending for Beneficiaries with Functional Limitations

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On September 10, 2018, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report titled “Medicare Advantage: Benefits and Challenges of Payment Adjustments Based on Beneficiaries’ Ability to Perform Daily...more

McDermott Will & Emery

The Health Care Violence Prevention Act: What Illinois Hospitals Need to Know

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The Illinois General Assembly recently passed the Health Care Violence Prevention Act to combat the violence that regularly occurs against health care workers in nearly all care settings. Sandra M. DiVarco summarizes new...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Tax in the City - A Women's Tax Roundtable - Wellness Initiatives and Designing Consumer Driven Health Plans

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The Rise of Consumer Driven Health Care - ..Wellness programs ..Smoking programs ..High deductible health plans & HSAs ..Telemedicine ..Direct contracting ..Affordable Care Organizations CDHP –Compliance...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Federal Antitrust Regulators Approve Cigna’s Proposed Acquisition of Express Scripts

On Monday, September 17, 2018, the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) cleared Cigna’s proposed $67 billion acquisition of Express Scripts, the country’s largest pharmacy benefit manager....more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Alabama CON Report - September 2018

I. Certificate of Need Program - A. 2018-020, Ana Drive Operations, LLC d/b/a Hilltop at Glenwood I, Florence, AL: Proposes to convert sixteen(16) assisted living beds to sixteen (16) specialty care assisted living...more

Mintz - ML Strategies

ML Strategies Capitol Hill & Executive Branch Fall Preview

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With Labor Day now behind us, Washington returns to a fairly significant workload for September and October in the run-up to the midterm elections in November. The House is in session for the next two weeks before returning...more

Butler Snow LLP

Pro Te: Solutio – Vol. 11, No. 2 - 2018

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In this issue of Pro Te (Volume 11, No.2), we examine three important topics with practical implications. In many jurisdictions, the medical judgment of physicians is almost sacrosanct – at least insofar as it is...more

Snell & Wilmer

New Plan Year, New Wellness Program – Some Things to Keep in Mind

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As a follow-up to our recent blog Count Down to Open Enrollment – Some Quick Thoughts, below is a little more detail on how seemingly simple wellness program design changes can have significant legal consequences....more

Robinson+Cole Health Law Diagnosis

CMS Revises Hospital Inpatient Admission Order Documentation Requirements

On August 17, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems final rule for Fiscal Year 2019 (Final Rule). The Final Rule contains a number of important...more

Hodgson Russ LLP

Benefits Development for Agencies and Fiscal Intermediaries Covered by Wage Parity

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Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor issued regulations expanding opportunities for small employers and working owners to band together to form association health plans (“AHPs”). The AHP regulations present a potential...more

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

News from Second & State

Summer in the Capitol city has been long and slow, with little activity under the dome since enactment of the 2018-2019 state budget in late June. The coming weeks will be the final few of the current legislative session, but...more

Alston & Bird

California’s Drug and Sharps Takeback Bill Triggers Statewide Obligations

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All entities selling drugs and sharps in California should be aware of California’s pharmaceutical and sharps waste stewardship bill, SB 212, which recently passed both houses of the state Legislature. ...more

Cooley LLP

Blog: OIG Advisory Opinion Permits Refunding Device Purchase Price Under Limited Conditions

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On September 17, 2018, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued Advisory Opinion No. 18-10 regarding a proposed arrangement in which a surgical device and wound care product manufacturer (“Manufacturer”) will offer its...more

Cozen O'Connor

The State AG Report Weekly Update September 2018 #3

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2018 AG Elections- New York Holds 2018 Primary Elections- New York held primary elections on Thursday, September 13. ...more

BakerHostetler

Senate OKs Opioids Response Bill as Lawmakers Scramble to Pass Final Measure

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The Senate this week overwhelmingly approved legislation to address the opioid crisis, and now Congress is racing to cobble together a final measure that could pass before the midterm elections in November....more

K&L Gates LLP

340B Update: Hospital Groups File (...and Refile) 340B Program Litigation

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Regulation and reimbursement of drugs, particularly those purchased through the 340B Drug Discount Program (the “340B Program” or “340B”), continue to be dynamic issues of debate for federal policymakers. In response to...more

Alston & Bird

Data Mining Relators: False Claims Act Cases Based on Analysis of Government Data

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Our Government & Internal Investigations Team analyzes the use of data analytics by relators and the government in False Claims Act cases and other enforcement actions in the health care industry....more

Goodwin

Senate Passes MMA Amendment Requiring FTC and DOJ Review of Biosimilar Patent Litigation Settlements

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Yesterday, the Senate overwhelmingly (98-2) passed the “Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act” (S.2554), which includes amendments to the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (“MMA”) that...more

Baker Ober Health Law

OIG Releases RFI Focused on Removing Barriers to Value-Based Care

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The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released a request for information (RFI) seeking public input on "how to address any regulatory provisions that may act as barriers to...more

Robinson+Cole Health Law Diagnosis

OIG Advisory Opinion Approves Surgical Device Warranty Program Intended to Reduce Readmissions

On September 17, 2018, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services published a favorable Advisory Opinion allowing a manufacturer of surgical devices and wound care products to offer a...more

King & Spalding

340B Stakeholders Bring Lawsuit Against HHS Regarding Delay in 340B Regulations

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A group of 340B stakeholders brought a lawsuit on September 11, 2018, against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over the delay in implementing the final rule for drug pricing transparency published in the...more

Robinson+Cole Health Law Diagnosis

Ninth Circuit Issues Long-Awaited Interpretation of Escobar Two-Part Test

In late August, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a long-awaited decision in U.S. ex rel. Rose v. Stephens Institute that interprets key aspects of the implied false certification theory of False Claims...more

McDermott Will & Emery

ONC Sends Information Blocking Proposed Rule to OMB

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is one step closer to issuing its long-awaited proposed rule to implement various provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act, including proposed...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Five Things Human Resources Professionals Are Doing To Make A Difference In Healthcare

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The Association of Healthcare Human Resources Administrators’ 54th Annual Conference & Exposition held on September 15-18, 2018 in Pittsburgh focused on empowering attendees to meet the new realities faced by health care...more

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