On November 14, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued a draft guidance document - “Draft Guidance for Industry, Tool Developers, and Food and Drug Adminstrative Staff” (“Draft Guidance”) reporting a voluntary process for the qualification of medical device development tools (MDDT) used in device development and evaluation programs in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).
Responding to the concerns of many Americans regarding a potential cancellation of some health insurance policies, President Obama announced on Thursday that insurance companies can continue to offer for another year some health plans to individuals, families, and small businesses that do not meet the Essential Health Benefits requirements established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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It has become very popular to disparage people receiving Social Security Disability. It seems every month there is another “story” about people undeservedly getting Social Security Disability benefits.
In a recent advisory opinion, the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general warned health care providers about entering into contracts that may generate illegal kickbacks and result in administrative penalties. An unnamed anesthesiology provider requested advice regarding a proposed contract with an in-hospital psychiatric service.
On November 12, 2013, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released Advisory Opinion 13-15 concluding that a proposed arrangement between an anesthesiology group and a hospital-based psychiatry group could potentially generate prohibited remuneration under the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (“Kickback Statute”).
As posted earlier, (Insurers May Renew Cancelled Plans | Affordable Care Act Review) President Obama announced that health insurance companies will be allowed to reinstate policies that were cancelled due to ACA requirements for one more year if certain requirements are met.
Every word should matter, but in today’s media frenzy, the most important policymakers’ words often get lost or distorted. Here’s our daily, unfiltered roundup of the most important tweets by those shaping policy today, straight from them in 140 characters or less.
You have probably heard a lot of negativity recently about the Affordable Care Act (also known as the ACA or Obamacare). Website glitches, trouble registering, cancelled policies, OH MY!
Earlier today, President Obama announced that health insurers will be able to extend existing plans for individuals through 2014 that would have been otherwise canceled due to changes under the Affordable Care Act. This proposed fix does not guarantee that extensions will be available, but rather allows insurers to offer the extension and for state regulators to approve it.