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Congressional Hearings, Markups Focus on Chronic Care, Drug Pricing, HHS Budget, Other Health Programs
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2017

House and Senate committees have held a number of hearings recently to focus on health policy topics, including the following


First Look at OIG’s FY 2017 Fraud RecoveriesEnforcement Activities
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2017

The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) expects its investigative recoveries during the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2017 to top $2.04 billion -


House Energy & Commerce Committee Unanimously Approves FDA Reauthorization, Public Health Bills
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2017

On June 8, 2017, the Energy and Commerce Committee voted unanimously to approve an amended version of HR 2430, the FDA Reauthorization Act (FDARA) of


OIG Estimates CMS Made $730 Million in Improper EHR Incentive Payments, Based on Small Sample of Claims
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2017

The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) estimates that CMS made $729.4 million in Electronic Health Incentive (EHR) payments to providers who did


OIG Targets Additional MedicareMedicaid Policy Areas for Review
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2017

The OIG has added 18 reviews to its FY 2017 Work Plan - most of which target CMS programs, with a particular emphasis on prescription drug policies


CMS Extends Comment Period on SNF Case Mix Methodology ANPRM
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2017

CMS is extending the comment period on its May 4, 2017 advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) discussing plans to revise the basis for the


CMS Expects Almost All Eligible Clinicians in Advanced APMs to Meet Qualifying APM Participant Status for 2017
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2017

CMS expects nearly 100 of eligible clinicians in Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) to meet the Medicare Qualifying APM Participant (QP


As ACA RepealReplace Debate Drags On, Trump Seeks Advice on How to Make Improvements to Health Care Markets
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2017

In a tacit acknowledgement of the hurdles ahead for enactment of Affordable Care Act (ACA) repealreplace legislation, the Trump Administration is


CMS Call to Focus on Changes to the Medicare Claims Appeal Process and Statistical Sampling (June 29)
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2017

CMS is holding a call on June 29, 2017 to discuss recent regulatory changes intended to streamline the Medicare administrative appeal processes


President Trump’s Proposed FY 2018 Budget Spares Medicare, But Calls for Deep Medicaid Cuts & FDA User Fee Hikes
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2017

President Trump has released his FY 2018 budget proposal, which the Administration dubs "A New Foundation for American Greatness." The proposed