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Recent Developments in Massachusetts Health Policy

by Mintz Levin - ML Strategies on

Building on the momentum of early October hearings on the state’s growing health care expenditures, the Health Policy Commission (HPC), the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, Governor Charlie Baker, and others spent...more

CMS Releases Medicare DMEPOS Payment/Utilization Data

by Reed Smith on

In a continuation of the Administration’s efforts to make Medicare spending data more transparent, CMS has released detailed payment information regarding physicians and other providers who order durable medical equipment,...more

Snapshot of Sunshine Rules in EU Countries for The Pharmaceutical Industry

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Since the enactment of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (US Sunshine Act) by the United States, a number of EU Member States have adopted similar rules or strengthened pre-existing regulation in order to improve the...more

Cloudy Skies Ahead for Providers? CMS’ Release of Medicare Billing Data Combined with Physician Payment Sunshine Act Data May...

In February 2013, we reported (on our Healthcare Law Blog) that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the final rule for the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. In the interest of providing more...more

Health Care Update

In This Issue: - Transparency Latest Weapon against Rising Health Care Costs - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Other Congressional and State Initiatives -...more

Senate Finance Committee Hearing Discusses Transparency in Healthcare Pricing

by King & Spalding on

On June 18, 2013, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing entitled, “High Prices, Low Transparency: The Bitter Pill of Health Care Costs.” Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) gave statements on ways to...more

Healthcare Alert: Better Late than Never - The Sunshine Act Final Regulations are Finally Here!: Reports on Physician Ownership...

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Reports on Physician Ownership and Investment Interests The Sunshine Act requires applicable manufacturers, as well as applicable GPOs, to report to the Secretary, in electronic form, certain information concerning...more

Healthcare Alert: Better Late than Never - The Sunshine Act Final Regulations are Finally Here!: Report Submission and Review

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Report Submission and Review Pre-Submission Review is Not Required Applicable manufacturers may voluntarily provide covered recipients the opportunity to review the data prior to submission to CMS, but doing so is not...more

Healthcare Alert: Better Late than Never - The Sunshine Act Final Regulations are Finally Here!

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Late afternoon on Friday February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") published the final rule regarding Transparency Reports and Reporting of Physician Ownership or Investment Interests ("Final...more

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