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Recent Patent Trial and Appeal Board Approaches to Patent Claims on Medical Technology Implementing AI

USA - February 13 2024 This article briefly analyzes recent Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) decisions on medical technology incorporating artificial intelligence…

2024 Brings Expansion to Medicaid in New York State

USA - February 12 2024 On Tuesday, January 9, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) approved a request from New York State (“NYS”) to amend its…

CMS Finalizes its Proposal to Advance Interoperability and Improve Prior Authorization Processes

USA - January 26 2024 On December 13, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a proposed rule, titled Advancing Interoperability and Improving…

Comment Period for the No Surprises Act Proposed Rule, “Federal Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) Operations,” Will Reopen

USA - January 19 2024 On January 17, 2024, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury (collectively, the “Departments”) and the Office of…

New Marketing Possibilities for Vendors Contracted with Medicare Providers and Suppliers Following OIG’s Favorable Advisory Opinion on Limited Referral Bonuses

USA - January 17 2024 On December 28, 2023, the Office of Inspector General (the “OIG”) issued a favorable Advisory Opinion (No. 23-15) (the “Opinion”) to a consulting…

Day 3 Notes from the 42nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

USA - January 11 2024 Looking out at the San Francisco skyline from the top floor of the Westin St. Francis on Day 3 of the 42nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference…

Day 2 Notes from the 42nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

USA - January 10 2024 Sustainability of our healthcare system was an interesting topic at Day 2 of the 42nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Paul Markovich, CEO…

Day 1 Notes from the 42nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

USA - January 9 2024 At the first day of the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, “[T]he answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42.”…

The Stage is Set: California Finalizes OHCA Regulations Requiring Notice and Review of Material Healthcare Transactions in 2024

USA - January 2 2024 At long last, the cost and market impact review (CMIR) regulations promulgated by the California Office of Health Care Affordability (OHCA) have been…

OHCA Published Near-Final Draft of Regulations Requiring Notice and Review of Material Healthcare Transactions in 2024

USA - December 6 2023 In the final days of November, the Office of Health Care Affordability (OHCA) published three updates related to its proposed regulations regarding…