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OIG Advisory Opinion Allows Smartphone Loan for Needy Patients Taking Digital Drug

USA - February 5 2019 Last week, the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) issued a favorable Advisory Opinion regarding a…

ML Strategies Health Care Preview - Week of February 4, 2019

USA - February 4 2019 The long-awaiting safe harbor proposed rule was published last week as the Administration looks to get out in front of the drug pricing debate that is…

HHS Proposes to Remove Drug Rebate Protections

USA - February 1 2019 On January 31, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed rule that would amend the discount safe harbor under the…

Part D Payment Modernization Model Aimed at Reducing Medicare's Catastrophic Phase Spending

USA - January 28 2019 Under the model, CMS will create a two-sided risk model to incentive PDPs and MA-PDs to lower their catastrophic phase federal reinsurance subsidy…

CMS Addresses Drug Manufacturer Coupons in Proposed 2020 Payment Notice

USA - January 24 2019 ("Proposed 2020 Payment Notice") proposing parameters applicable to qualified health plans (QHPs) on the Exchanges for plan years beginning January 1…

How Much Control Do Device Manufacturers Have Over Servicing?

USA - January 23 2019 In December, my colleague Aaron Josephson and I described our observations after attending FDA’s public workshop on Medical Device Servicing and…

ML Strategies Health Care Preview - Week of January 22nd

USA - January 22 2019 The partial government shutdown is on its 31st day and there's been little to no change in the landscape. Over the weekend, the President offered a…

Arizona 1115 Medicaid Waiver Update

USA - January 22 2019 In 2014, Arizona expanded Medicaid to the new adult group. Following the expansion, Arizona submitted, and CMS approved, an 1115 waiver extension to…

OIG Advisory Opinion Allows Routine Waiver of Federal Cost-Sharing Obligations

USA - January 18 2019 In an Advisory Opinion posted earlier this week, the OIG gave the green light to a charitable pediatric clinic’s routine waiver of patient…

In Case You Missed It: A List of Our Health Care Year in Review Posts

USA - January 17 2019 Over the last few weeks, we published a number of posts examining important developments and trends in 2018 as well as what we expect to see in 2019…