On November 13, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule, “Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs” (“Final Rule”). … [Read more...] about The 340B Drug Pricing Program: New CMS Final Rule Draws a Motion for Preliminary Injunction from Hospital Groups
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On October 19, 2017, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, in the case of MedPro Health Providers, LLC v. Hargan, dismissed a home care agency’s suit — without deciding the merits of the agency’s challenge to a Medicare … [Read more...] about Court: CMS’ Broad Authority To Suspend Medicare Payments Based On Alleged Overpayments Beyond Judicial Review Until All Administrative Remedies Are Exhausted
In response to Republicans’ failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Trump Administration is using administrative action to modify the ACA and health insurance options for Americans. On October 12, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that instructs … [Read more...] about The CSR Payment Conundrum: Where Do We Go from Here?
A recent report indicates that nearly 500,000 individual health records were breached in September 2017. This figure is taken from the 39 healthcare data breaches involving more than 500 records that were reported to the Department of Health and Human Services’ … [Read more...] about Lessons To Be Learned From The Breach Of Nearly 500,000 Individual Health Records Reported In September 2017
When we launched Foley’s inaugural Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey in 2014, it was apparent that health care executives weren’t ready to make telemedicine a significant focus of their business and patient strategies. The interest was there but, … [Read more...] about Three Years Later, Foley Survey Reveals Positive Prognosis for Telemedicine