This week’s ML Strategies Health Care Update highlights the recent Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) forum on prescription drug costs, which featured players from every corner of the industry, including top government officials.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced that the agency expects to begin Phase 2 Audits in early 2016.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) annual release of a new Work Plan both summarizes the results achieved last year and highlights new areas for examination in the next.
Today, the ACA enforcement agencies (DOL, HHS, IRS) jointly published final rules, effective January 1, 2017, on grandfathered plan status, pre-existing condition exclusions, lifetime and annual limits, rescissions, dependent coverage, appeals and patient protections.
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently published its Fiscal Year 2016 Work Plan, which summarizes OIG’s priorities over the coming year.
The federal government has spent billions to promote adoption and “meaningful use” of health information technology (HIT).
On November 5, 2015, President Obama signed into law S. 1362, the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Innovation Act.
Over the past year, numerous lawsuits and complaints to the HHS Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) have been filed by plaintiffs’ attorneys over a seemingly obscure HIPAA issue – the rate that health care providers and their release-of-information contractors may charge attorneys for copies of their clients’ medical records.
New Affordable Care Act FAQs Provide Guidance On Preventive Services, Wellness Programs and Mental Health Parity
On October 23, 2015, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury (the “Agencies”) jointly released their twenty-ninth (XXIX) set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation.