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Top Five Takeaways from MedPAC’s Meeting on Medicare Issues and Policy Developments - November 2017
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • November 21 2017

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission ("MedPAC") met in Washington, DC on November 2-3, 2017. The purpose of this and other public meetings of


CMS Finalizes Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Update for 2018
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published its final Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) rule for CY 2018


Committees Approve Bills to Boost Medicare Penalties, Revise Part B Policies, Extend CHIP Funding
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2017

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has approved by voice vote the following bipartisan bills addressing the Medicare Part B program: HR 3245


Texas Continues to Embrace Telemedicine
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 10 2017

On September 15, 2017, the Texas Medical Board (Board) released proposed rules regarding telemedicine and mental health services (Proposed Rules) to


Washington Healthcare Update - Oct 9, 2017
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2017

On Oct. 3, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing during which FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb asked the committee to


Washington Healthcare Update - Sep 18, 2017
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2017

On Sept. 13, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee unanimously passed seven bipartisan Medicare-related bills. Many of these proposals are


CMS Proposes Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Update for 2018
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published its proposed rule to update the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for calendar


Orthopedic Practice Pays $1,537,796 to Resolve Allegations of False Claims Submitted to Federal and State Programs for Medical Services
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2017

The orthopedic practice and its physicians paid $1,537,796 to settle civil claims stemming from allegations that they submitted false claims to


GAO: CMS, MACs Should Bolster Provider Education to Cut Improper Medicare Payments
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2017

In 2016, an estimated $41.1 billion in improper Medicare fee-for-services payments were made to providers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid


CMS Retroactively Revises DMEPOS Fee Schedule to Implement Cures Act
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2017

CMS has announced revised Medicare durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) fee schedule amounts for the period of