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HTMLIt’s Not Really ”Repeal and Replace”; It’s Transition
Eli Greenspan, Stephen M. Weiner, Rodney Whitlock; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2016, previously published on November 14, 2016
For the last six years, Republicans have talked about repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. The election outcome now puts Republicans in a position of authority to take action on the Affordable Care Act. As we look ahead to the 115th Congress, it is important to move away from...

 

HTMLTransitioning the Affordable Care Act: Republicans Must Talk to Insurers
Eli Greenspan, Rodney Whitlock; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2016, previously published on November 15, 2016
As we look ahead to the 115th Congress, Republicans are likely to take up repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. Repeal and replace is more accurately described as a transition where Republicans design a version of health care reform they will own and defend. In doing so, Republicans...

 

HTMLPromise to Repeal the ACA Poses Threat to MACRA Implementation
Jordan T. Cohen, Thomas S. Crane, Eli Greenspan, Rodney Whitlock; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2016, previously published on November 21, 2016
Most of the post-election discussion of the ACA has focused on how promises to repeal the law could impact the newly insured. But one priority area of the ACA that has received very little discussion is the federal government’s strategy to try to reign in health care costs by reducing volume...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Long Term Care Facility Regulations - Proposed Amendments
M. Daria Niewenhous; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2016, previously published on November 21, 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) continues its efforts to revise its regulations to comply with Executive Order 562, which requires all state agencies to review its regulations. Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs) must currently comply with 3 separate regulations: 105 CMR 150.00...

 

HTMLFive Important Themes to Watch in the Reform of FDA’s Off-Label Communications Policy
Joanne S. Hawana, Benjamin Zegarelli; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2016, previously published on November 21, 2016
As we’ve previously reported, FDA has recently been forced to reexamine its legal position and enforcement policies related to drug and device manufacturers’ off-label communications. Although the Agency has for years resisted calls to loosen its long-standing prohibitions on the...

 

HTML2017 MA and Part D Audit Protocols and Data Requests are Open for Comment
Tara Swenson Dwyer, Lauren Marie Moldawer; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2016, previously published on November 14, 2016
CMS issued its Audit Protocols and Data Requests for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans on November 4, 2016 (the “Protocols”). The Protocols have been updated based on the over 500 comments CMS received in response to the draft released in June. The Protocols are open for comments...

 

HTMLThe Fate of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Under the 115th Congress
Eli Greenspan, Cassandra Paolillo, Rodney Whitlock; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2016, previously published on November 22, 2016
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (“CHIP”), created in 1997, helps states provide health care coverage to low-income children up to age 19 whose families fall above the Medicaid eligibility threshold but are unable to afford private insurance. Over the past ten years,...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Regulatory Overhaul Continues
M. Daria Niewenhous; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2016, previously published on November 10, 2016
At yesterday’s Public Health Council meeting, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) released yet another round of proposed regulatory amendments. On deck were regulations concerning Long Term Care Facilities, Hospice Programs, and Temporary Nursing Service Agencies, as well as...

 

HTMLFDA to Study Social Media Promotion
Benjamin Zegarelli; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2016, previously published on November 15, 2016
On November 7, 2016, FDA announced in the Federal Register its plan to research methods for including risk information about pharmaceutical and medical device products in promotional Internet communications that have character space limitations, such as sponsored links and microblogs. This appears...

 

HTML2017 OIG Work Plan: For Medicare Plans
Tara Swenson Dwyer; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2016, previously published on November 16, 2016
Last week, the OIG posted its Work Plan for 2017. In it, the OIG announced many goals touching on programs including, but not limited to, Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance Marketplace (Health Exchanges), Indian Health Service, TANF and Head Start. Below are some of the OIG’s action items that...

 


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