Legal Insights and Perspectives for the Healthcare Industry
CMS has released a pair of rules “that take historic steps to increase price transparency to empower patients and increase competition among all hospitals, group health plans and health insurance issuers in the individual and group markets.”
We invite you to join us on Wednesday, November 20, for our second installment of the Fast Break: Regulatory Sprint series.
October might be known traditionally for pumpkin patches, fall festivals, creative costumes, and haunted houses, but Health Law Scan will remember it as the month when proposed rules on Stark exceptions and AKS safe harbors were unveiled. In between stocking up on candy corn and picking out gourds for autumnal décor, Health Law Scan posted continuing coverage on the proposed rules, unpacking the detail and assessing what they mean for the healthcare industry.
The US District Court for the District of Oregon on November 2 issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) to block the new health insurance requirement for immigrant visa applicants from taking effect on November 3, 2019.
Several lawyers from our healthcare industry team recently attended HLTH in Las Vegas. HLTH provided a showcase for innovative ideas, platforms, and programs embracing the concept of “patient-centered care.”
In Part 2 of a two-part Morgan Lewis series for Bloomberg Law on the proposed Stark Law and anti-kickback statute (AKS) rules, Kathleen McDermott, Matt Hogan, and Jacob Harper examine the safe harbors and exceptions aimed at empowering patients to manage their healthcare.
The US House of Representatives unanimously voted to approve HR 647, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), on October 28.
With bipartisan bills introduced in both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate on October 30, Congress appears ready to expand access to telehealth benefits for Medicare beneficiaries. The Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies for Health Act of 2019 (CONNECT Act) may eliminate significant barriers Medicare beneficiaries currently face in accessing and utilizing telemedicine.
The Office of the Inspector General and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently published a pair of proposed rules aimed at encouraging the adoption of value-based payment and care.
The FTC announced on October 21, 2019, that its Commissioners voted 5–0 in support of issuing orders requesting information from five health insurance companies and two health systems to study the effects of Certificate of Public Advantage laws (COPAs) on price, quality, access, and innovation in the healthcare sector.