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    • Tax-credit proposals
    • Debate on universal health care
  • Affordable Care Act implementation
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  • State efforts to curb rapidly rising medical malpractice insurance premiums
  • Taxation of nonprofit hospitals
  • Affordable Care Act legislation and implementing regulations
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  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  • ERISA provisions affecting health insurers and employer health plans
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Hospital Executives Urge Congress To Leave Rx Discount Program Alone
May 21
Panelists Emphasize Patient Access To Biosimilars, Improved Patient Outcomes
May 21
Report Says 31M Were Underinsured In 2014; Many Can't Afford to Access Care
May 21
About 1.1 Million Impacted by 2014 Cyberattack, Health Insurer CareFirst Says
May 21
Physician Allegedly Bilked by Partner May Pursue Fraud Claims, Federal Court Rules
May 21
House Lawmaker Calls For ACA Inspector General
May 21
Indiana Faith-Based College Must Adhere To Birth Control Accommodation, 7th Cir. Rules
May 21
DSH Rule for Payment to Part C Patients Remanded Back to HHS for Revision
May 21
Grassley Asks Justice, CMS to Look Into MA Plans' Alleged Altering of Risk Scores
May 21
HHS Must Explain Change In Medicare Payment Rule
May 21
Senators Urge CMS to Change Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor Practices
May 21
HHS Not in Full Compliance With Improper Payments Law, Inspector General Says
May 21
FDA's First Cycle Approval Rate for New Drugs Continues to Rise, Consultant Says
May 21
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
May 21
REGULATORY CALENDAR
May 21
Panel Members, Witnesses Disagree On Limits for Physician-Owned Hospitals
May 20
Biosimilars, Biologics Should Have Same Nonproprietary Name, Hospira Official Says
May 20
Family Health-Care Costs Increased 6.3 Percent in 2015, Milliman Report Finds
May 20
‘Cures' Bill Released for Markup; Maintains Increases for NIH, but No New FDA Money
May 20
Doctor Can't Avoid Grand Jury's Subpoena In Kickback Investigation of Medical Practice
May 20
Ex-CBO Chief Elmendorf Says He Always Assumed No Limitation on ACA Subsidies
May 20
Lawmaker Urges Support For Post-Acute Care Bundling Legislation
May 20
Nursing Homes Shouldn't Get Medicare Payment Increase in 2016, Panel Says
May 20
E-Prescribing for Controlled Substances Grows but Only Among Few Doctors
May 20
147,000 Sign Up for ACA Coverage During Tax Special Enrollment Period
May 20
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
May 20
REGULATORY CALENDAR
May 20
Hawaii Working With Federal Government To Resolve Health Exchange Noncompliance
May 19
New Jersey Doctor Sentenced for Taking Bribes to Refer Blood Samples to Lab
May 19
Supreme Court Won't Revive False Claims Lawsuit Against Planned Parenthood
May 19
Two Chicago Home Health Execs Convicted in $4.5M Medicare Billing Scam
May 19
No High Court Review for Hospital's Challenge of Medicare Payment Rates
May 19
Alaska Court Finds Physician Peer Reviewers Immune From Lawsuit by Terminated Doctor
May 19
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
May 19
Federal Court Rejects Challenge to Actions Agencies Took to Delay Coverage Mandate
May 18
Four Clinic Employees Convicted for Roles In $50.7M Medicare Fraud Scheme
May 18
PharMerica to Pay $31.5M To Settle Controlled Substances Allegations
May 18
Westchester Medical Center Agrees To Pay $18.8M in Kickback Case
May 18
Senate Panel Begins Investigation Into ACA Subsidy Distribution
May 18
Patient Coalition Calls on CMS To Reject Discriminatory Health Plans
May 18
Integrating Medicare Benefits Could Reduce Costs, Professor Says
May 18
Federal Court Nixes Claims of Patient Who Challenged Cap, State Court Barriers
May 18
Form 1095-A Glitches Will Improve in 2016 But Challenges From New Forms Could Arise
May 18
Markup of Medical Device Tax Repeal Legislation Coming in June
May 18
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
May 18
21st Century Cures Legislation Approved By House Health Panel Without Changes
May 15
Nursing Home Operator THI Wins Arbitration of Care Dispute
May 15
CMS Official: No Concerns Over Medicare-Medicaid Demo
May 15
Emergency Services Provider Can't Avoid Trial On EMT's Pregnancy Discrimination Act Claim
May 15
CVS Settles Illegal Prescription Drug Allegations in Two Florida Stores for $22M
May 15
Court Throws Out Identity Theft Convictions In Ambulance Transport Fraud Case
May 15
Former DME Supply Company Owner Gets Four Years for $8.3M Medicare Scam
May 15
Concerns About ‘Cadillac Tax' Growing, Employers Taking Action, ACA Survey Finds
May 15
Insurers Should Offer ACA Plans With Lower Out-of-Pocket Costs, Families USA Suggests
May 15
Better Criteria Needed for Evaluating Funds Given to States for Medicaid Pilots, GAO Says
May 15
Ninth Circuit Reverses in Provider Action After High Court's Supremacy Clause Ruling
May 15
Finance Committee Aims to Pass Medicare Chronic Care Bill This Year
May 15
State Court Says ‘Wrongful Conduct' Rule No Bar to Claims Brought by Rx Drug Addicts
May 15
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
May 15
REGULATORY CALENDAR
May 15
Health Plans Will Seek Higher Rates In 2016, Blue Cross Executive Says
May 14
House Passes Bill To Ban Late-Term Abortions
May 14
State Official Must Provide Proof of Purpose Behind Abortion Admitting Privileges Rule
May 14
Home Health Agency Owner Sentenced To 10 Years for $13.7M Medicare Scam
May 14
Siemens Pays $5.9M to Clear Up Medical Imaging Overcharge Allegation
May 14
Newest ‘Cures' Legislation Would Overhaul Federal Health IT, Data Exchange Efforts
May 14
House Lawmakers Urge Support for Bill To Repeal Medicare Payment Advisory Board
May 14
New Draft of ‘Cures' Legislation Expands Program Criteria for Part D Rx Abusers
May 14
Physician Can't Skip Medicare Claim Review Process on Road to Courthouse
May 14
Telehealth Provisions in Updated ‘Cures' Bill Hurt Medicare Patients, Group Says
May 14
OIG Finds 4 Percent of Home Health Workers Have at Least One Criminal Conviction
May 14
FDA Submits Proposed Surveys on Generic Pill Appearance to OMB for Clearance
May 14
Hepatitis C, Cancer, Compounded Drugs Driving Increase in Rx Costs, Report Says
May 14
Montana High Court Says Uninsured Patient May Sue Over Alleged Discriminatory Pricing
May 14
Sen. Alexander Begins Investigation Into Agencies' Use of Regulatory Guidance
May 14
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
May 14
REGULATORY CALENDAR
May 14
Lobbyists Ready to Shift Focus Now That SGR Repeal Has Passed
May 13
Senate May Delay ‘Cures' Vote to Fall, Behind House Goal of Summer Floor Vote
May 13
Government Intervenes in Whistle-Blower's False Claims Action Against Bay Sleep Clinic
May 13
Prosecutors Win Appeals Ruling On Evidence in Skin Doc's Fraud Trial
May 13
Community Druggists, Others Want Change To Medicare Lock-In in Draft ‘Cures' Proposal
May 13
McHugh Fuller Firm's Ads May Reference Nursing Home Citations in Soliciting Clients
May 13
Balance Billing Claims Against Providers Given Class Action Treatment in Louisiana
May 13
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
May 13
Federal Marketplace CEO Cites Risk of ‘Too Much Choice’
May 12
House Panel Set to Hold May 14 Markup of 21st Century Cures Proposal
May 12
Five Ambulance Companies to Pay $11.5M To End False Claims Act ‘Swapping’ Suit
May 12
Tennessee Hospital to Pay Government $1.3M to Resolve Improper Billing Allegations
May 12
Two Docs Sentenced for Taking Bribes For Referrals to New Jersey Lab
May 12
Administration Clarifies Contraceptive Coverage Requirements in FAQs
May 12
CCIIO Clarifies Out-of-Pocket Limits For Individuals in Family Health Plans
May 12
GAO Finds Problems With Oversight Of States' Medicaid Payments to Hospitals
May 12
HHS Says Alzheimer's Drug Switch Could Cost Programs Billions
May 12
J&J Among Drug Companies Getting Chicago's Opiates Suit Tossed
May 12
Group of Democrats Asks House Leaders to Move on Device Tax Repeal
May 12
Managed Care Stakeholders Awaiting New Rule to Completely Overhaul Industry
May 11
16 Hospitals to Pay $15.7 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
May 11
OIG: California's Insurance Marketplace Had Significant Security Weaknesses
May 11
Small Percentage of Medicaid Enrollees Accounts for Most Spending, GAO Finds
May 11
OIG: Medicare Potentially Overpaid Physicians $33.4M Due to Coding Errors
May 11
17 Senators Ask HHS to Improve Mental Health Coverage Protections
May 11
Drugmaker Amarin Asks Court to Protect Free Speech Right to Discuss Off-Label Use
May 11
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
May 11
Nursing Home Group Expands Quality Improvement Program
May 8
Drugmakers Subject to Antitrust Scrutiny For Patent Deals Under California Ruling
May 8
Three Consumer Groups Urge Breakup Of Conflicted State Licensing Boards
May 8
Brand, Generic Firms Establish Forum To Expand Patient Access to Biosimilars
May 8
DME Supply Company Owner Gets Prison Sentence for $7M Medicare Fraud Scheme
May 8
Dialysis Care Providers Agree to Pay $1.15M to Resolve Medicare Claims Case
May 8
New York City Clinic Owner Convicted Of Running $165M Oxycodone Ring
May 8
North Carolina Pharmacy Company Settles Kickback Allegations For $5M
May 8
Physician-Owned Hospital in Texas Asks CMS for Permission to Expand Facility
May 8
Health-Care Cyberattacks Now Most Prevalent Source of Breaches, Study Says
May 8
Pennsylvania Faith-Based College Wins Stay In 3rd Cir. Contraceptive Mandate Case
May 8
Florida Governor Meets With HHS Secretary, Still Awaiting Answer on Hospital Funding
May 8
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
May 8
REGULATORY CALENDAR
May 8
RAND: Net Number of Insured Grew By 16.9 Million During ACA Implementation
May 7
White House OMB Begins Review Of ‘Omnibus’ Guidance on Rx Discounts
May 7
OMB Reviewing Final Rule On Medicare Accountable Care Organizations
May 7
Cures Legislation Will Aid Drug, Device Companies' Bottom Line, Ex-FDA Official Says
May 7
CEO Who Admitted to Medical Billing Fraud At Nevada Clinic Sentenced to Year of Prison
May 7
Split Appeals Court Says Evidence Of Prior Medicare Fraud OK at Trial
May 7
Senators Tell Federal Agencies EHRs Not Working, Ask for Solutions
May 7
Republican Leaders Consider Preserving ACA Subsidies Until After 2016 Election
May 7
CMS Will Examine Treatment Of MA Plans With Many Dual Eligibles
May 7
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
May 7
REGULATORY CALENDAR
May 7
DaVita Prepared to Pay Estimated $495M to Settle False Claims Lawsuit
May 6
Senate Passes Budget Resolution Conference Report on 51-48 Vote
May 6
New York Medical Society Settles Long-Standing Suit With United Healthcare
May 6
High Court's Armstrong Decision Not Fatal To All Claims in Action by Florida Recipients
May 6
FDA Device Official Says Final Guidance On Lab-Developed Tests Unlikely in 2015
May 6
Analysis: Most Medicare Payments Still Focus on Volume, Not Value
May 6
OIG: Government Inspections of Generic Drug Manufacturers Improve, but Work Remains
May 6
Medical Record Audit Trails Aren't Protected By Peer Review Privilege; Must Be Disclosed
May 6
Gilead Dodges Claims That Hep C Drug Prices Violate ACA's Anti-Discrimination Provision
May 6
HHS Awards $101 Million To Community Health Centers
May 6
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
May 6
REGULATORY CALENDAR
May 6
Patient Care Coordination Test May Expand To Other Medicare Programs, Officials Say
May 5
Poll: Doctors Say ER Use Rising, Despite ACA Coverage Expansion
May 5
ProMedica Health System's Review Request In Divestiture Litigation Denied by High Court
May 5
High Court Denies Hospital's Bid for Review Of Decision That Upheld Damages Award
May 5
Little Change in HSA Tax Deduction Caps, High-Deductible Health Plan Limits for 2016
May 5
Express Scripts Subsidiary to Pay $60M In Settlement for Novartis Kickback Scheme
May 5
Florida Hospitals to Pay for Alleged Improper Claims for Ambulance Transport
May 5
CMS Asked to Clarify State Guidance On Marketplace Use of Federal Funds
May 5
Gilead's Gaffe Leads Drugmakers To Pledge More Openness on Price
May 5
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
May 5
REGULATORY CALENDAR
May 5
CMS Pushes Back Requirement for Providers To Be in Medicare to Prescribe Part D Drugs
May 4
House Adopts Budget Resolution Allowing for ACA Repeal Attempt
May 4
Whistle-Blower Can Withdraw Lawsuit But Can't Hide From Public Eye
May 4
Group Aims for Health-Care Quality, Cost Information for Half of U.S. by 2020
May 4
Pennsylvania Declares Intent To Implement State-Based Marketplace
May 4
ACA Risk Fund May Pay Just 10 Percent of Insurer Claims, S&P Says
May 4
CMS: Medicaid, CHIP Enrollment Tops 70 Million at End of February
May 4
New House Bill Seeks to Replace RAC Contingency Fees With Fixed Payment
May 4
FDA, CMS Officials Outline Efforts to Combat Opioid Abuse
May 4
Slip-and-Fall Claim Against Texas Hospital Not Subject to Expert Report Requirement
May 4
Treatment Records of Defendant Physician May Be Discoverable, Nevada Court Rules
May 4
Correction
May 4
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
May 4
REGULATORY CALENDAR
May 4
CMS Actuary: SGR Legislation Not a Permanent Solution
April 13
Health-Care Coverage, Cost Issues Vary Among Four Largest States, Study Finds
April 13
Court: Free Housing Was Kickback For Medicaid Drug Rehab Enrollees
April 13
ONC Report Confirms Information Blocking; Says Practice Hinders Reform Efforts
April 13
Proposed Rule Shortens Reporting Period For Hospitals Under EHR Meaningful Use
April 13
Coverage Problems Shift to Cost Issues Post-ACA Implementation, Report Finds
April 13
8th Circuit Dials Back Preemption Ruling On State Health Exchange Navigator Rules
April 13
Montana House Tentatively Approves Bill to Expand Medicaid Under ACA
April 13
State Insurance Assistance Programs Awarded $48M for Beneficiary Counseling
April 13
Federal Court in Ohio Says SNF's Claims Against Attorneys Belong in State Court
April 13
Court Clears Washington Hospital of Liability On Claims Alleging Deceptive Debt Collection
April 13
CMS: ‘Intermittent Defect' Led To 820,000 Wrong ACA Tax Credit Forms
April 13
Taxpayers With Late, Incorrect Marketplace Forms Get Promised Relief in IRS Guidance
April 13
MedPAC Wants to Discourage Payments For ‘Low-Value,' Potentially Harmful Services
April 6
Two Pharma Companies Win Dismissal Of FCA Off-Label Marketing Claims
April 6
Hospital's Audit Trails Discoverable, Not Protected by HIPAA, Court Says
April 6
Final Brief Filed in Administration's Bid to Dismiss House's ACA Lawsuit
April 6
CMS Is Sole Authority for Determining Medicare Part D Coverage Exceptions
April 6
MedPAC Debates Bundling Payments for Oncology Services
April 6
FDA Submits Study on Impact of Price Comparisons in Rx Drug Ads to OMB
April 6
Consumers Lacked Standing to Challenge Nationwide Dental Clinic's Practice Model
April 6
Bipartisan Coalition Releases Policy for SGR Repeal, but Offset Details Still to Come
March 20
Budget Committees Approve Fiscal 2016 Spending Blueprints
March 20
Employers Should Start to Implement Strategies for ACA Reporting, Speaker Says
March 20
OPM Lays Out 2016 Goals for FEHBP In ‘Call Letter' to Insurance Providers
March 20
Court Dismisses Relators' Suits Alleging Novartis, Genentech Violated FCA Over Xolair
March 20
Medicare Re-Enrollment Review Separate From OIG Exclusionary Sanctions Decision
March 20
Proposed SGR Repeal Bill Would Tie Meaningful Use to Federal Quality Programs
March 20
18 Percent of Small Employers Violated IRS Rule on Insurance Reimbursement
March 20
CMS Seeks Comments on Less Restrictive Coverage Option for Imaging Procedure
March 20
Hospital's Plea for ALJ Hearing Denied; Courts Say Solution Lies With Congress
March 20
Medicare ‘Doc Fix' Faces Delay In Senate as Deadline Draws Closer
March 20
Report: Delaying Claims Repayment Until After ALJ Hearing Would Save CMS Millions
March 20
Federal Anti-Fraud Efforts Recovered $3.3 Billion in FY 2014, Report Says
March 20
2nd Cir. Agrees Hospital Wasn't Liable For Sexual Assault Committed by Doctor
March 20
Transgender Man Stated Discrimination Claim Against Health-Care Providers Under ACA
March 20
Study Says Doctors Apprehensive About Impact of New Pay Models on Patient Care
March 20
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
March 20
REGULATORY CALENDAR
March 20
SGR Negotiations Ongoing As Details Emerge on Partial Offsets
March 18
House Republicans Seek Medicare Cuts In Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal
March 18
Premera Blue Cross Says Data On 11 Million Exposed by Hackers
March 18
Fifth Circuit: Process Matters In Health-Care Conviction Appeal
March 18
Whistle-Blower Alleging Drug Fraud At Dialysis Center Dodges Dismissal
March 18
Senate HELP Committee Mulling ‘Reboot' of Meaningful Use Program
March 18
House Again Passes Insurance Mandate Exemption for Volunteer Fire Departments
March 18
Using Private Exchanges an Option If Federal ACA Subsidies Are Overturned
March 18
CMS Action on OIG Recommendations Could Have Saved Billions, Report Says
March 18
Health Insurers May Pursue Counterclaims In Surgery Centers' Lawsuit Alleging Boycott
March 18
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
March 18
REGULATORY CALENDAR
March 18
High Court Returns Contraceptive Mandate Case to 7th Circuit for Reconsideration
March 10
CBO Trims Cost of ACA Coverage Provisions by $142 Billion
March 10
Plan Members Report Highest Satisfaction In California, Northwest, J.D. Power Finds
March 10
Exempt Hospitals Provide More in Charity Care When Compared With Counterparts
March 10
Attorney Can't Pursue FCA Action Pro Se Without Retaining Local Counsel
March 10
Home Health Agency to Pay $1.1M To Settle Kickback Allegations
March 10
Draft Interoperability Bill Would Replace ONC's Federal Advisory Groups
March 10
ACA Enrolls 11.7 Million For 2015 Health Coverage
March 10
Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Provide Free Birth Control for Women on Medicaid
March 10
Comment Letters Urge OIG to Broaden Gainsharing, Access to Care Safe Harbors
March 10
Employers Urged to Consider Strategy For Cadillac Tax Sooner Rather Than Later
March 10
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
March 10
REGULATORY CALENDAR
March 10
More Doctor Groups Get Increases Than Cuts Under CMS's Value-Based Modifier Program
March 2
Iowa Chiropractors Fail to State Per Se Claim Against Wellmark
March 2
Republican Plan to Extend CHIP May Put Program at Risk, Advocates Say
March 2
Home Nursing Agency Owner Sentenced To 92 Months in Prison for Medicare Scam
March 2
Medicare's Drug Substitution Policy Saved $13 Million From 2013-2014, OIG Says
March 2
California High Court Clarifies Standard For Public Release of Resident Care Citations
March 2
Lawsuit Alleging Excessive Hospital Charges May Proceed Under Florida Law, Court Rules
March 2
Consumer Group Warns Hospitals Against Partnerships With Screening Test Company
March 2
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
March 2
REGULATORY CALENDAR
March 2
Stakeholders Say They're Preparing For Another Short-Term SGR Patch
February 24
Patrick Conway to Become Acting Principal Deputy Administrator of CMS
February 24
High Court Won't Hear Doctors' Challenge To Contempt Finding in Antitrust Lawsuit
February 24
Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal Of Pharmacist's False Claims Case
February 24
Chief Executive, Pharmacist Plead Guilty To Rebranding, Restocking Medications
February 24
St. Louis Jury Convicts Physician of Billing Medicare, Medicaid for Services Not Provided
February 24
Congressional Republicans Ask Governors For Input on Health-Care Proposal
February 24
California Love for ACA Only Goes So Far as Sign-Ups Sag
February 24
Hatch Sets Deadline for IRS, CMS to Provide Answers on Health-Care Premium Mistakes
February 24
Reimbursement Delays Hinder Device Industry Innovation, Investor Says
February 24
Dismissal of Doctor's Lawsuit for Failure To Exhaust Administrative Remedies Stands
February 24
Supreme Court Denies Medicare Beneficiary's Secondary Payer Petition on Tort Settlement
February 24
5th Cir. Vacates Ruling That Denied Providers Penalties for Wal-Mart's Statutory Violation
February 24
IRS Issues Initial ‘Cadillac' Tax Guidance, Welcomes Comments on Various Topics
February 24
IRS Issues New Details on Application Of $100B Health Insurance Provider Fee
February 24
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
February 24
REGULATORY CALENDAR
February 24