On April 18, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to implement Medicare payment policy changes and rates for hospitals under the acute care hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS).
Increasing concerns about data integrity in the pharmaceutical industry have prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to release Draft Guidance addressing the issue as it relates to current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) for pharmaceutical companies.
Florida’s Adoption of Federal Exemptions for Wholesale Drug Distribution May Benefit Pharmacies, Practitioners and Hospitals
The 2016 Florida Legislature enacted substantial legislation (Ch. 2016-212, Laws of Florida) to bring Florida’s Drug and Cosmetic Act (Ch. 499, Florida Statutes) in line with the federal Drug Supply Chain and Security Act (“DSCSA”).
Beginning in January 2017, primary care physicians and their practices (PCPs) will be able to participate in a multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation aimed at strengthening primary care.
Continuing in its efforts to promote alternative payment models, on April 11, 2016, CMS announced the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model.
Two-Midnight Rule Update: CMS Proposes to Eliminate .2% Payment Reduction by Increasing FY 2017 IPPS Rates
Today, CMS submitted to the Federal Register (for publication on April 27th) its annual notice of proposed IPPS rates and policy changes for federal fiscal year (“FY”) 2017.
This month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued guidance on privacy and security best practices for health-related mobile apps, such as fitness apps connected with wearables, diet and weight loss apps, and health insurance portals.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) and the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a notice and reopening of comment period for their June 17, 2015 notice of proposed rulemaking, “340B Drug Pricing Program Ceiling Price and Manufacturer Civil Monetary Penalties Regulation.”
Two West Virginia hospital systems settled a lawsuit filed yesterday by the Department of Justice (“DOJ” or “Department”) alleging that they agreed to allocate territories for marketing health care services in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act.