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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Opioid Reduction Act Imposes New Restrictions and Responsibilities on Prescribers

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Prescribers in West Virginia are bound by new restrictions set forth in the Opioid Reduction Act, aimed at combating the opioid crisis in West Virginia. The Act was enacted by the state legislature to limit patient access in...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

BWC’s Opioid Workplace Safety Pilot Program has begun in Montgomery County

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On October 15, 2018, state officials and local business leaders met in Dayton, Ohio, to celebrate the launch of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s Opioid Workplace Safety Pilot Program, which aims to mitigate the opioid...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Congress Passes “SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act” — A Rare Example of Bi-Partisanship

In a September 14, 2018 Proclamation, President Donald Trump announced that the week of September 16 through September 22, 2018 would be Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week (“Awareness Week”). As described...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

The Long-Awaited Telemedicine Controlled Substance Prescribing Permit

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Last week, the United States Congress passed a 250-page bill addressing the opioid crisis entitled SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (the “Opioid Act”). However, at page 56 of the Opioid Act, there is a short section...more

Nossaman LLP

Avoiding Medical Board Discipline when Prescribing Opiates

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There is a host of new, ever changing, and conflicting guidelines from a multitude of regulators and academic societies. This evolving and uncertain landscape is making the life of a practicing pain physician in the midst of...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Health Care Policy Happenings - October 2018

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...Alexander: Senate Sends Opioids Legislation Called “Landmark” by Leader McConnell to President – On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate passed by a vote of 98-1, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, sponsored by Senator...more

Baker Ober Health Law

Expanded Telehealth Coverage in New Opioids Legislation

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On October 3, 2018, the Senate voted 98-1 to pass a compromise opioids response package that includes key provisions to expand telehealth coverage and reimbursement. The House had previously passed the opioids agreement...more

King & Spalding

Congress Sends Bipartisan, Bicameral Opioid Response Bill to President

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After passing the U.S. House of Representatives on September 28, 2018 by a vote of 393-8 and passing the U.S. Senate on October 3 by a vote of 98-1, H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery...more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

Health Care Weekly Preview from ML Strategies – October 2018 #2

While the House is out on recess, the Senate continues to be in session. This week the Senate has some non-health care related hearings scheduled as well as nomination hearings. We are looking for signals for a deal to finish...more

Hogan Lovells

New anti-kickback prohibition in opioid bill creates tangled web of compliance obligations

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On October 3, the U.S. Congress passed H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (the SUPPORT Act), a wide-reaching bill that aims to...more

Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. | DC Injury...

Congress approves 650-page bill to attack opioid crisis, as doubts abound

Congress has approved a major new push to deal with the opioid crisis that kills tens of thousands of Americans annually. Voters can expect President Trump to sign the big bill, passed easily and with rare bipartisan support...more

Foley Hoag LLP

Update to the Federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act

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On October 3, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed the final version of H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act, or the “SUPPORT for Patients and...more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

Final Opioid Legislation Expands Treatment Options for Medicaid Beneficiaries with Substance Use Disorder

The final bipartisan opioid package, which passed in the Senate this week and is expected to be signed into law, includes a significant revision from the original House bill that could lead to an increase in treatment options...more

Clark Hill PLC

Window On Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 40

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Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - Fall Agenda. With the Kavanaugh confirmation completed, Senate Republicans want to quickly begin confirming additional circuit court nominees....more

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

News From Second & State

Weekly Wrap - This week we started down the homestretch of the 2017-18 legislative session. Quick maneuvering has begun to get unfinished legislation over the finish line before the last session day, which, as of now, is...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Historic Opioids Package Pending: Congress Creates Drug Recovery and Treatment Anti-Kickback Law

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A massive bill intended to address the nation’s opioid crisis is about to become law—the House overwhelmingly voted in favor of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) on Friday, September 28, 2018, and the...more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

Final Opioid Package: A Comparison of the House Package, Senate Package, and the Final Version

On September 25, 2018, House and Senate negotiators agreed on a final legislative package to address the opioid crisis. Following this agreement, the House passed the opioid package on September 28, 2018. The Senate is...more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

Health Care Weekly Preview from ML Strategies – October 2018

You might have missed it but Congress averted a government shutdown last week. While several appropriations bills passed on time for the first time in years, several agencies, including the FDA, were funded on a continuing...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Health Care Enforcement Quarterly Roundup - Q3 | September 2018

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In the latest installment of Health Care Enforcement Quarterly Roundup, we examine key enforcement trends in the health care industry that we have observed over the past few months. In this issue, we report on the practical...more

Burr & Forman

Health Care: Helpful Hints – September 2018

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NEW CMS PROPOSAL WILL LIFT UNNECESSARY REGULATIONS CURRENTLY BURDENING HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS - On September 17, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced a proposed rule that is intended to...more

Clark Hill PLC

Window On Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 39

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Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - Kavanaugh Vote. The Senate was previously planning to tee up the final vote on Kavanaugh over the weekend, but the vote on the floor has been delayed a week to accommodate a...more

McGuireWoods Consulting

This Week in Congress: Oct. 2018 #1

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The Senate convenes Monday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. The House is in recess until Nov. 13. FLOOR ACTION - Senate - FAA. The chamber will resume consideration of the five-year FAA reauthorization bill (H.R. 302). A procedural...more

BakerHostetler

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

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Highlights this week: The Senate will give the final OK to opioids legislation, HHS gets full-year funding for the first time in forever, new bipartisan legislation would allow FDA to update labels on older generic drugs, and...more

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

News From Second & State

Weekly Wrap - Both the Senate and the House of Representatives were in Harrisburg for three days of session, making this a busier week than we’ve seen in a while. On Monday, the House Labor and Industry Committee met to...more

Baker Ober Health Law

OIG September 2018 Work Plan Update

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The OIG added two new items to its Work Plan in the September 2018 update: (1) a review of opioid use in the Indian Health Service (IHS), and (2) a follow-up review of a New York Head Start grantee....more

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