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Finding Our Way Out of the Pandemic Haze: What Telehealth Tools Are Medicare Providers Allowed to Keep, and Which Must They Leave Behind?

USA - November 30 2022 During the COVID-19 pandemic, Medicare coverage expanded to include a vast arsenal of tools that help patients access medical services while keeping…

Part 2: An Update on the Federal and State E-Roe-sion or P-Roe-tection of Abortion Rights

USA - November 16 2022 The abortion debate continues in America after the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson and the midterm elections on November 8th. Following…

Important Deadline Approaches for California Healthcare Employers to Apply for Worker Retention Payments

USA - November 11 2022 On June 30, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation to stabilize and promote the retention of California’s healthcare workforce in response to…

Senate Committee Issues Report On Deceptive Marketing Practices in Medicare Programs

USA - November 4 2022 On Monday, we discussed that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has heightened oversight of Medicare Advantage (“MA”)…

CMS Pushes Publication of Final FFS Adjuster for RADV Audits Rule to February 1, 2023

USA - November 1 2022 CMS announced today a further extension until February 1, 2023, of the deadline for its publication of the long-awaited final rule on the use of…

CMS Heightens Oversight of TPMO Marketing Programs, Restricts TV Advertisements

USA - October 31 2022 In May, we discussed the final rule on Contract Year 2023 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug…

How Healthcare Employers Can Prepare for Employee Unionization Efforts

USA - October 28 2022 In recent months, the United States has seen workers’ unionization and collective bargaining efforts gain momentum across industries, including…

Long Term Care Update: CMS Revises Criteria for its Special Focus Facility Initiative

USA - October 27 2022 On October 21, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced changes to its Special Focus Facility (SFF) program, including…

OIG Limits Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Ability to Offer Drug Cost-Sharing Subsidies

USA - October 13 2022 On October 5, 2022, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) posted Advisory Opinion No. 22-19 (the “Opinion”), which limits the ability of…

An Update on the Federal and State E-Roe-sion or P-Roe-tection of Abortion Rights

USA - October 12 2022 The Jackson v. Dobbs decision catalyzed a shift in the legal landscape of reproductive rights in the United States. The decision held that there is…