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New Executive Order seeks to address COVID-19 impact on mental health

USA - October 13 2020 On October 5, 2020, the White House issued President Trump’s Executive Order on Saving Lives Through Increased Support for Mental- and…

Patient access to health information at the forefront of government initiatives and scrutiny

USA - October 2 2020 Even amidst the chaos of a global pandemic, this year multiple U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies have dialed in on…

CMS releases roadmap for states to accelerate adoption of value-based care

USA - September 18 2020 On September 15, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to state Medicaid directors on how to advance value-based…

FDA issues draft guidance regarding principles for selecting, developing, modifying, and adapting patient-reported outcome instruments for use in medical device evaluation

USA - September 11 2020 On August 31, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance regarding principles for selecting, developing, modifying, and…

CMS issues proposed rule that would expedite approval of “breakthrough” devices and codify the standards for “reasonable and necessary” determinations

USA - September 8 2020 The October 3, 2019 Executive Order 13890 (“EO 13890”), entitled “Executive Order on Protecting and Improving Medicare for our Nation’s Seniors,”…

Quasi-Guest Post - Embracing Remote Depositions for the Foreseeable COVID-19 Future

USA - September 4 2020 What follows is another “guest post” by our blogger-in-training Dean Baeles. This one concerns remote corporate Rule 30(b)(6) depositions and a…

CMS unveils additional COVID-19 LTC facility testing and reporting rules during public health emergency

USA - August 31 2020 On August 27, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) filed an interim final rule with comment period (“IFC”), detailing new…

Federal Court stays repeal of “On the Basis of Sex” definition in recent nondiscrimination final rule one day before regulations take effect

USA - August 24 2020 With only one day left before the final rule scaling back nondiscrimination regulations took effect, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District…

“Contrary to the Public Interest”: CMS invokes retroactive-rulemaking authority to escape consequences of Allina

USA - August 19 2020 Earlier this month and with little fanfare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would invoke CMS’s rarely…

CMS Releases Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule for 2021

USA - August 14 2020 On August 4, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) posted for inspection the Proposed 2021 Payment Policies under the…