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Life sciences and health care horizons 2021

Companies in the life sciences and health care industry navigated unparalleled challenges in 2020. The pandemic forced the development and adoption of new technologies and innovations...

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No Surprises Act prohibits balance billing, creates arbitration process for out-of-network providers

Effective January 1, 2022, the “No Surprises Act” signed into U.S. law as part of H.R. 133, “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021,” implicates (1) emergency...

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HHS Regulatory Sprint takes final shape, Part 1: Substantial Stark Law regulatory revisions adopted

Along with proposed Stark Law exceptions designed to accommodate value-based care models, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS or the agency) adopted additional revisions...

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HHS Regulatory Sprint takes final shape, Part 2: AKS, Stark regulatory revisions for value-based care

Following on last October’s publication of two proposed rules, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published on November 20 two final rules intended to “modernize...

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Trump Administration revives rebate safe harbor rule in late effort to reform drug pricing

On November 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) finalized its previously abandoned 2019 proposal to exclude certain rebates...

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OIG signals “significant concerns” with company-sponsored speaker programs

On November 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a rare Special Fraud Alert – a type of guidance historically ...

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OIG denies proposed manufacturer-sponsored copay support program for Medicare beneficiaries

On September 23, the HHS OIG published Advisory Opinion No. 20-05, advising that OIG found “highly suspect” a manufacturer’s proposal to create a copay subsidy program to...

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AbbVie settlement seems to end period of intense scrutiny for manufacturer patient support programs

Earlier this month, the California Insurance Commissioner announced that AbbVie had entered into a settlement agreement with the California Department of Insurance (CDOI) to resolve...

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Virtual health horizons 2020

As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians and patients are increasingly turning to virtual health solutions, including telehealth and remote monitoring, as a central facet...

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