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What Would the American Data Privacy and Protection Act Mean for the Health Industry?

USA - June 23 2022 All players in the health and wellness ecosystem should be following developments around the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA). If…

Summer 2022 Is Here - Do You Know How the FDA User Fee Legislation Is Going?

USA - June 2 2022 Anyone who has spent any time around health care policymaking circles in Washington, D.C. has heard about the intense five-year cycle Congress goes…

Potential Pitfalls of Telehealth Prescribing

USA - May 31 2022 As we’ve previously covered, while Congress has acted to extend certain COVID-era telehealth flexibilities (mostly related to Medicare coverage)…

New York Establishes First Pharmacy Benefits Bureau in the Nation as Registration and Annual Reporting Deadlines for Pharmacy Benefit Managers Approach

USA - May 25 2022 On May 11, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the creation of the Department of Financial Services’ Pharmacy Benefits Bureau. Governor…

FDA Expresses Displeasure with Consumer Products Containing Trendy Cannabis Ingredient Delta-8 THC

USA - May 13 2022 On May 4, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first time issued warning letters related to products containing delta-8…

CMS Moves Forward with its D-SNP Proposals in its CY 2023 Medicare Advantage and Part D Final Rule

USA - May 10 2022 Continuing our series discussing the CY 2023 Medicare Advantage and Part D Final Rule (Final Rule), this post focuses on the D-SNP related provisions…

FDA Cracks Down on Unauthorized and Counterfeit COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests

USA - May 9 2022 As the COVID-19 public health emergency drags into its third year, we continue to keep track of efforts by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to…

OIG Issues Favorable Opinion on Federally Qualified Health Center’s Smartphone Loan Program

USA - May 6 2022 On April 27, 2022, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services issued Advisory Opinion No. 22-08 (AO 22-08)…

OIG Expresses Concern about Laboratory Specimen Collection Payments to Hospitals in AO 22-09

USA - May 5 2022 Last week, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued Advisory Opinion No. 22-09 (AO 22-09)…

Final Medicare Advantage and Part D Rule will Likely Require Medicare Advantage Plans to Update 2023 Bids under Maximum Out-of-Pocket (MOOP) Policy Changes

USA - May 4 2022 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its Final Rule on Contract Year 2023 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare…