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House republications expected to propose SGR repeal funded by delaying individual mandate

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2014

Republicans in the House are expected to vote this week on legislation that would permanently repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) Medicare

Weekly Washington healthcare update - March 10, 2014

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2014

Canceled health plans given 2-year extension... Arkansas finally advances Medicaid expansion plan... President's budget request hits Capitol Hill

8 of the most interesting things we are seeing in healthcare

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2014

As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unfolds, two things seem to be happening: (1) people are becoming less clear about the benefits of

FDA introduces new 510(k) Refuse to Accept Policy

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 10 2013

On Dec. 31, 2012, FDA released new Guidance for Industry (Guidance) on its Refuse to Accept Policy for 510(k) notifications (RTA Policy), which looks

Supreme Court declines review of Medicare secondary payer decision: three key takeaways

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2012

On Oct. 1, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States declined review of a 6th Circuit decision that upheld the government's authority under Medicare Secondary Payer law to recover all expenses paid on behalf of a Medicare beneficiary when that beneficiary, in turn, recovers from a third party

Medicaid block grants would reduce insured by 30 million

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 29 2012

According to a report prepared by the Urban Institute for the Kaiser Family Foundation's Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, the House Republican Medicaid block grant plan would cut $1.7 trillion from the program and jeopardize health coverage for more than 30 million people, 17 million because of the ACA repeal and more than 14 million from the lower spending on block grants, by 2022

FDA releases list of New England compounding pharmacy customers

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 29 2012

In the wake the recent fungal meningitis outbreak, FDA has published a list of health care providers that have purchased drugs from the New England Compounding Center (NECC) since May 21, when the first lot of steroid injections linked to the fungal meningitis outbreaks was produced

Focus on ACA compliance for physician-owned hospitals: five key questions related to the expansion prohibition

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 9 2012

Section 6001 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act creates additional requirements to and limitations on the whole hospital exception to the Stark Law prohibition on physician referrals to physician-owned hospitals

Noncompliant leases: Stark Act exposure for healthcare investments

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 20 2012

In the healthcare investment arena, a consistent issue that comes up in transactions involving practice management businesses and practice acquisitions is if a target physician practice or company has a lease agreement with other healthcare suppliers and providers that doesn't meet the requirements of the Stark Act

Self-reporting violations to OIG in healthcare cases: recent developments

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 6 2013

Recent developments in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Congress have changed the calculus