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Virginia, Maryland, and kids bear early brunt of partisan health care attacks

As the nation churns toward the midterm elections, the Trump Administration has sent stark messages to voters about how they may wish to respond to Republicans’ unceasing attacks on health care and health insurance for the...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

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LAWMAKERS PRAISE, CRITICIZE TRUMP PLAN ON DRUG PRICES - On Capitol Hill, reaction to President Donald Trump’s “American Patients First” plan to bring down prescription drug prices fell predictably along partisan lines:...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - May 2018 #2

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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Masstech, Richard Lee, and Arnold Lee to Pay U.S. $1.9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Small Business Innovation Research Awards - Columbia-based MassTech,...more

Health Care Policy Newsletter

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Foley & Lardner LLP’s (“Foley”) Bipartisan Public Policy Team is pleased to share our second “Public Policy Weekly* Health Care Newsletter” in which we compile the latest health care policy news and legislation. Please...more

Making a “Tele-Difference” by Using Telemedicine to Aid Medically Vulnerable Populations

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More than 74 million individuals are enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Another 28 million are currently uninsured. Due to the repeal of the individual mandate (the requirement under the...more

Appealing Massachusetts Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) Supplement Determinations Based on ConnectorCare Coverage

The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has begun assessing Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) supplemental payments for the first quarter. This post proposes a grounds for appealing DUA...more

Federal Commission Recommends Streamlining Medicaid Waiver Authorities

In March, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) released its biannual report to Congress. MACPAC is an independent congressional agency that advises Congress on issues relating to Medicaid. In its...more

Children’s Health Insurance Program Extended Through Fiscal Year 2027

Introduction - CHIP covers nearly 9 million children and is a key contributor to record-low levels of uninsurance among children. However, Congress only provided funding for CHIP through FY 2017, which ended September 30....more

MACPAC Recommends Changes to Medicaid Managed Care, Telehealth, and DSH Policy

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The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission’s (MACPAC) March 2018 Report to Congress examines three aspects of Medicaid policy: managed care, telehealth, and disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments. ...more

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Off to the Races

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The 2018 Legislative Session kicked off last week on February 20 with the swearing in of one new member in the Senate, Karla Bigham (DFL, Cottage Grove), and one new member in the House, Jeremy Munson (R, Lake Crystal). The...more

Health Care Provisions in Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

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On Friday, February 9, President Trump signed The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (the “2018 Act”) into law. Among other things, the 2018 Act makes changes to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (“MACRA”),...more

Massive Budget Deal Includes Important Changes To Hardship Withdrawal Rules

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On Friday, February 9, 2018, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (the “Act”) was signed into law by President Trump, ending a brief government shutdown that began at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018. In addition to...more

Key Health Care Provisions of Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

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The wide-reaching Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA), passed by Congress and signed by the President on February 9, 2018, extends and modifies dozens of health care programs, including extending funding for two years for...more

Trump Administration Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget and Healthcare Programs

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The Trump Administration on Feb. 12 released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget request, titled "An American Budget." Unlike last year's budget, which was released in late May, the release of this budget conforms to the typical...more

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Enacts Changes to Employee Retirement and Health Benefit Plans, and Medicare

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Following a brief shutdown of the federal government, on February 9, Congress passed and President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Budget Act), which provides Congress until March 23 to...more

Second 2018 Government Shutdown, Congressional Budget Deal and Healthcare

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Just as everyday Americans were preparing their lives for a second United States government shutdown since the turn of the New Year, President Donald J. Trump signed into law a bipartisan (well, as bipartisan as it gets with...more

Congress Makes Key Changes to Medicare Physician Payment Programs as Part of Short-Term Government Funding Bill

• Congress amended current law to prevent CMS from applying the “MIPS” payment adjustment to separately billed items like drugs and biologics, which will drastically reduce the total amount of payment adjustments to clinical...more

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018: Major Impacts on Health Care

by Baker Donelson on

After a brief federal government shutdown overnight, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 on February 9, 2018. The Senate voted 71-28 and the House voted 240-186 to approve the...more

The New Extender Timeline

Based on the most up-to-date information on the budget deal, we have developed a new timeline for the major health care extenders. This new timeline is important because these provisions were once all tied together and now,...more

House, Senate Proposals to Extend Funding for the Federal Government

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Congress moved one step closer to avoiding a government shutdown on Feb. 6, voting overwhelmingly (245-182) to pass a short-term, GOP-backed government funding bill (text; section-by-section) that would keep the federal...more

As Congress Struggles With ACA Repeal, Trump Administration Moves Forward With Regulatory Reform

The Trump administration and Republican-led Congress spent substantial time and political capital in 2017 on efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and enact sweeping Medicaid reform. By the end of the...more

CMS Issues Temporary Enrollment Moratorium on Home Health Agencies and Non-Emergency Ambulances in Selected States

On January 29, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a temporary moratorium on enrolling Part B non-emergency ambulance providers/suppliers and home health agencies, subunits and branch...more

2018 Budget Deal Delays Several Affordable Care Act Taxes and Fees

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

On January 22, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 195 (hereinafter referred to as the “2018 Budget Deal”) which ended the federal government shutdown and funds the federal government through February 8, 2018. In...more

Window on Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 4

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Another Continuing Resolution. Or Two? Within days of passing the CR to reopen the government, multiple Members of Congress expressed the possibility of needing another CR to fund the government after February 8. ...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

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After a tumultuous year on Capitol Hill – with repeated efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and stalled attempts to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program – President Donald Trump isn’t likely to focus on...more

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