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Enhanced Medicaid Drug Review Requirements
On August 5, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new guidance for states and Medicaid managed care programs to update their two-phase Medicaid drug utilization review programs to screen drug...
United States
8 Aug 2019
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HHS And FDA Release Drug Importation Action Plan
On July 31, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration, released an action plan for the importation of certain drugs originally intended for foreign markets, ...
United States
2 Aug 2019
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The Connecticut Supreme Court Extends Physician's Duty Of Care To An Identifiable Non-Patient Third Party
In the context of STD testing, physicians now owe a duty of care to non-patients identified to the physician as the patient's exclusive partner.
United States
1 Aug 2019
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Medicare Updates Preventive Services Learning Tool With Telehealth Information
The tool provides coding and coverage information and has a new feature which identifies the services that can be provided via telehealth.
United States
1 Aug 2019
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New Jersey Enacts Aid In Dying Law
On April 12, Governor Phil Murphy signed the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, making New Jersey the eighth jurisdiction in the country (including the District of Columbia) to allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives ...
United States
30 Jul 2019
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FY 2020 Coding Updates Announced By CMS
On June 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the FY 2020 ICD-10-CM diagnosis code updates were available. These 2020 ICD-10-CM
United States
29 Jul 2019
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Study Finds ACOs Adopting Downside Risk Stable
According to a study published this month in Health Affairs, although the number of ACO contracts and the proportion of ACOs with multiple contracts have grown, the proportion bearing downside risk has only increased slightly.
United States
23 Jul 2019
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Marijuana Update: Must New Jersey Employers Accommodate Medical Use?
New Jersey's Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act does not require employers to accommodate employees' medical marijuana use in the workplace.
United States
10 Jul 2019
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OCR Releases Guidance On Direct Liability For Business Associates Under HIPAA
On May 24, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published a fact sheet on direct liability of business associates under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
United States
10 Jul 2019
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New FDA Guidance On Review Of Drug Promotional Materials
On June 21, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized industry guidance pertaining to the requirements and recommendations for manufacturers
United States
9 Jul 2019
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Opportunity For Doctors To Tell Medicare How To Reduce Burdens
On June 6, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a request for information (ROI) for ideas on putting patients over paperwork and reducing the administrative burdens on healthcare providers.
United States
9 Jul 2019
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New Medicare Part D E-Prescribing Proposed Rule Meant To Help Providers And Patients
On June 19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule to update e-prescribing standards under Medicare Part D by adopting standards
United States
9 Jul 2019
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White House Releases Executive Order Calling For Disclosure Of Hospital Prices
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on June 24, 2019, seeking, among other things, disclosure of hospital pricing for common tests and procedures.
United States
9 Jul 2019
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White Collar Roundup - June 2019
Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos of the Southern District of New York sentenced a former assistant basketball coach for the University of Arizona to three months in prison.
United States
3 Jul 2019
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SCOTUS Rejects HHS Rulemaking Shortcut On Hospital DHS Payments Policy Change
In a 7-1 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled on June 3, 2019 that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) failed to go through the required notice
United States
19 Jun 2019
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CMS Updates PACE Regulations
On May 28, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule to update and modernize the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
United States
18 Jun 2019
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Another Anti-Kickback Law To Be Aware Of In Clinical Treatment Facility Deals
The impact of the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018 (EKRA), enacted in October 2018, as part of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention
United States
18 Jun 2019
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July 1 Deadline For Hospitals To Have Matching Addresses To Avoid Non-Payment
As part of the implementation of site-neutral rule contained in the final 2019 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) rule, effective July 1, 2019,
United States
18 Jun 2019
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CMS Provides More Flexibility For Medicare Part D Plans On Prior Authorization And Step Therapy For Certain Drugs
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule on Thursday, May 16, 2019 that provides, among other things
United States
6 Jun 2019
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CMS Proposes Rule On Promoting Interoperability Programs
The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS"), released a proposed rule on May 5 establishing new and revising current requirements
United States
29 May 2019
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