The Civil Division of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) released its annual fraud statistics for fiscal year 2022 on February 7. Of the $2.2 billion recovered under False Claims Act (FCA) settlements and judgments, more than $1.7 billion related to matters that involved the healthcare industry, including medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
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No Love for Accelerated Approval Drugs: CMS Announces Valentine’s Day Model to Decrease Payments for Accelerated Approval Products
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) announced a model on February 14, 2023 that would allow CMS to pay less for drugs approved via FDA’s accelerated approval pathway before a clinical benefit has been confirmed by the required confirmatory studies.
As we reported on Health Law Scan, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an Open Payments COVID-19 Announcement on March 25, citing its plans to exercise enforcement discretion regarding the late or incomplete submission of Program Year 2019 data in some cases.