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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On April 4, 2018, the CMS finalized guidance and policies for the Medicare Advantage program that will expand the supplemental benefits afforded to beneficiaries to include items and services that address certain SDOH.
Duane Morris LLP
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that a state law, establishing confidentiality for medical provider peer review proceedings, did not apply to a contractor staffing a hospital's emergency department.
Thompson Coburn LLP
The concept of a "Right to Try" has been spreading through the U.S. over the last four years, beginning with the first passing of such laws in Colorado in 2014.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In 2017, FDA issued only 44 Warning Letters to medical device establishments. Of those, 11 were related to pre-market issues, which include investigational device exemption violations or lack of approval or clearance.
Jones Day
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network ("OPTN")/ United Network for Organ Sharing ("UNOS") has recently modified the national lung allocation policy as a result of a court-ordered ...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The all-too-common story of a healthcare company declaring bankruptcy in the face of aggressive Medicare recoupment actions before the company ...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On Monday, CMS published a number of policies changing the dynamics of the individual market, including the Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019 Final Rule, guidance on hardship...
Holland & Knight
The wide-reaching Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA) enacts major changes for telehealth policy in Medicare by incorporating policies from the Senate's Creating High-Quality Results...
Clausen Miller PC
In a split decision, the Illinois Supreme Court holds that a hospital could not be held vicariously liable under the doctrine of apparent agency for the acts of the employees of an unrelated ...
McDermott Will & Emery
In turn, the senator lifted holds on all Department of Justice nominees, ending an intra-GOP standoff over the Department's cannabis policy.
Reed Smith
This one comes from Alabama and it's pretty straightforward – plaintiff's claims are preempted and therefore dismissed with a little wiggle room left for an attempted amended complaint.
Reed Smith
CMS has released its final rule updating policies applying to qualified health plans (QHPs) offered on Affordable Care Act (ACA) Exchanges for 2019.
Day Pitney LLP
The President's decision ends a legislative blockade imposed by Gardner which has prevented the confirmation of 20 nominees to fill various positions within the Department of Justice.
BakerHostetler
President Trump earlier this year proposed boosting the FDA's budget by $473 million – to nearly $3.3 billion.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Congress will continue its work in addressing the opioid crisis this week with a hearing in the Senate Finance Committee.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Historically, health plans and pharmacy benefit managers ("PBMs") have been uncomfortable neighbors. Plans provide drug coverage, but contract out the provision of such drugs to independent PBMs.
Foley & Lardner
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) just published a new report on OIG's review of Medicare payments for telehealth services.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its latest report on compliance with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).
Day Pitney LLP
The case, Centrastate Medical Center Inc. et al v. Horizon Healthcare Services Inc., is pending in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Despite the Trump Administration's unsuccessful attempts to fully repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (the "ACA"), the Administration has continued to target the ACA.
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While congressional Republicans safely hold the majority, we anticipate strong efforts to advance their legislative agenda.
Reed Smith
With plaintiffs desperate to find some way to continue pursuing aggravated, aggregated product liability litigation in their favorite venues after Daimler AG v. Bauman ...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The Court held that the complaint did not adequately allege facts giving rise to a strong inference of scienter.
Foley & Lardner
Hospital-based telemedicine services continue to rapidly expand across the country, allowing providers to deliver care to rural areas and better allocate the staffing and availability of specialist physicians such as neurologists and emergency medicine.
Haug Partners
The PTAB agreed with Broad and terminated the interference. UC appealed.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
On March 16, 2018, Massachusetts's highest court , the Supreme Judicial Court, issued a ruling that we believe will increase the product liability risk exposure for pharmaceutical manufacturers in the state.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Blockchain technology is finding its way into every industry.
McDermott Will & Emery
Digital health has excited health care innovators for many years, but understanding how these tools can fit within existing health care financial structures is critical for success.
Foley Hoag LLP
Reporting live from the American Health Lawyer's Association 2018 Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues in Baltimore, MD, we are back again.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On March 12, Judge Eldon E. Fallon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana tossed a plaintiff's putative class action lawsuit against the American Heart Association ...
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