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Washington Healthcare Update

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Elections for Speaker of the House and Potential Changes at Ways and Means Committee - Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced Tuesday (Oct. 20) that he will run for the House Speaker position if the major House Republican...more

Washington Healthcare Update

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Bicameral Bill Introduced to Provide HHS Authority to Reject Proposed Insurance Rates - Before Congress left for its Columbus Day recess, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the Health...more

Washington Healthcare Update

by McGuireWoods LLP on

This Week: Congress Avoids a Government Shutdown... House and Senate Approves Measure to Expand the Affordable Care (ACA) Act Small Group Market to 100 Employees...Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurers to Receive Only...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

by McGuireWoods LLP on

NC State Government is currently operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR), SB 560, 2015 Continuing Budget Authority. This CR is set to expire at 11:59 pm on August 31, 2015. With less than two weeks before the CR...more

21st Century Cures Act – Provisions Relating to Digital Health: Interoperability and Information Blocking

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On July 10, 2015, the House of Representatives approved the 21st Century Cures Act (HR 6) (the “bill”) by a vote of 344-77. In addition to increasing medical research funding and expediting the process of making breakthrough...more

Cures Are on the House: House Passes 21st Century Cures Act, but Senate Awaits

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On July 10, 2015, the House of Representative passed H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act (“Cures Act”), with strong bipartisan support, by a vote of 344-77. This medical innovation reform legislation represents the culmination...more

News from Second and State

The week started out a little sluggishly. While the typical cache of committees met on Monday – Senate Appropriations, Senate Rules, House Appropriations – the floor was relatively quiet. However, things picked up on Tuesday,...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Bonds by Day - As the end of the session nears, the 13-member Appropriations Committee...more

SC Public Policy Update - May 2015 #4

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

What's New - The House of Representatives and Senate spent this week trying to get through their calendars before the end of the legislative session. The General Assembly only has six legislative days remaining this...more

21st Century Cures Markup Underway; Offsets Released

by Reed Smith on

Today the House Energy and Commerce Committee is marking up H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, a high-profile, bipartisan bill that seeks to accelerate the pace of medical cures in the United States through a variety of...more

Hospitals Rally to Defend 340B

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

A consortium of hospitals from across the country has delivered a letter to Congressional leaders, urging them to preserve the federal 340B program in its present form. Neither the content nor the timing of the letter was...more

Washington Healthcare Update

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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

Progressing Toward a Cure: House Committee Unveils Revised, Streamlined 21st Century Cures Discussion Draft

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On April 29, 2015, the House Energy & Commerce Committee (“E&C Committee”) released a revised discussion draft of the medical innovation reform legislation that has been in the works for over a year as part of the 21st...more

Washington Healthcare Update

by McGuireWoods LLP on

This Week: House E&C Releases Discussion Draft of 21st Century Cures Legislation Ahead of Legislative Hearing... FDA Finalizes Biosimilar Guidance Documents... CMS Updates Wage Index and Payment Rates for the Medicare Hospice...more

Blog: Lawmakers Release New Version Of 21st Century Cures Legislation

by Cooley LLP on

Yesterday, a bipartisan group of representatives from the House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee released a new discussion draft of the 21st Century Cures initiative. ...more

Washington Healthcare Update

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This Week: Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Explores Post-Acute Bundling…CMS Releases First-ever Hospital Compare Star Ratings…Fiscal Year 2016 Proposed Inpatient and Long-term Care Hospital Policy and Payment Changes....more

Washington Healthcare Update

by McGuireWoods LLP on

This Week: Senate HELP Committee Hosts Hearing on Medical Innovation... HHS Announces Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model... CBO Releases New Long-range Cost Estimates for ACA....more

North Carolina Legislative Report

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

The General Assembly convened for the 2015 legislative session on January 14. Lawmakers returned to Raleigh on January 28 to begin the session in earnest. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more

Washington Healthcare Update

by McGuireWoods LLP on

This Week: Energy and Commerce Hearing Examines ICD-10 Preparedness... HHS Announces Oncology Care Model Initiative... Pennsylvania Governor Abandons Alternative Medicaid Expansion Approach for Traditional Plan....more

21st Century Cures Congressional Panel Unveils Medical Technology Proposals

by Knobbe Martens on

On January 27, 2015, members of the House Commerce and Energy Committee unveiled a set of legislative proposals aimed at speeding up the development of new medical technology. The 21st Century Cures panel, a bipartisan...more

Also In The News - Health Headlines - February 2015

by King & Spalding on

House Committee Releases 21st Century Cures Discussion Document – On January 27, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee released a discussion document as part of its 21st Century Cures...more

Week in Review - February 2015

MNsure - In light of issues MNsure has encountered during its first year, Sen. Tony Lourey (D-Kerrick), Senate Health and Human Services Budget Committee Chair, wants more accountability. His bill eliminates the Board...more

The Cure for the Common FDA Reform Legislation? House Committee Releases 21st Century Cures Discussion Draft

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On January 27, 2015, the House Energy & Commerce Committee (“E&C Committee”) released a long-awaited discussion draft of comprehensive medical innovation reform legislation as part of its 21st Century Cures Initiative....more

Washington Outlook for 2015

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: - Introduction - Agriculture, Food Safety, and Nutrition - Appropriations, Budget, and Debt Ceiling - Defense and National Security - Education - Energy and Environment - Financial...more

House Committee Issues Open Letter Requesting Input on GME Funding By January 16, 2015

by King & Spalding on

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce (the Committee) issued an open letter to the public on December 6, 2014, soliciting input on ways to improve graduate medical education (GME) “financing...more

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