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ACA Medicaid Expansion Weakens: Trump Administration Unveils Optional Plan for Block Grants

USA - February 11 2020 January 30th, 2020 marked a dramatic change in Medicaid funding, as the Trump Administration and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”)…

Health and Human Services Exchange Program Integrity Final Rule

USA - February 4 2020 On December 20, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule on program integrity for Affordable Care Act (ACA)…

Day 3 Notes at the 2020 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

USA - January 16 2020 Sitting in multiple hospital, payor and physician organization presentations at the J.P. Morgan healthcare conference this year, it is clear that the…

Day 2 Notes at the 2020 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

USA - January 15 2020 You’re okay today, and then tomorrow you’re not. Life has changed and there’s a new reality. Whether it’s an acute event - an accident, a heart…

Day 1 Notes at the 2020 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

USA - January 14 2020 If I printed a tee shirt for the 2020 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, what would it say? In past years, it would have been “Big Data,” Analytics…

2019 Year in Review: Notable Changes in Law, Policy, and Enforcement of HIPAA

USA - January 10 2020 According to a December 20, 2019 Report by HIPAA Journal, nearly 39 million health care data breaches had been reported to the U.S. Department of…

Congress Continues to Focus on Prescription Drug Pricing

USA - December 27 2019 The House and Senate continue to focus on prescription drug pricing though it is unclear whether any of the proposals currently pending in either…

Update to Texas v. United States: Fifth Circuit Strikes Individual Mandate, Remands on Severability

USA - December 23 2019 On December 18th, 2019, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals released a long-awaited decision on a significant challenge to the Affordable Care Act…

JUST IN: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Reaches Decision on Latest Case Involving Constitutionality of ACA

USA - December 18 2019 Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reached its widely anticipated decision in Texas vs. Azar, ruling that the Affordable…

Surprise Billing Initiatives Face Not-So-Surprising Resistance

USA - December 13 2019 “Surprise billing,” also known as “balance billing,” is one of few areas that garners bipartisan support. Surprise billing occurs when a patient…