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Proposed CMS Hospital Survey Could Support CMS’s Efforts to Reduce 340B Drug Reimbursement

[10/07/19]

Posted on October 7, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On September 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published notice of a proposed survey (“Survey”) of drug acquisition costs for all hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program (“340B Program”). The Survey would require reporting of acquisition cost data on 340B discounted drugs, referred to as specified covered outpatient... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – September 27, 2019

[09/27/19]

Posted on September 27, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Another Band-Aid: Congress Clears Continuing Resolution to Avoid Shutdown On Thursday, the Senate cleared legislation (H.R. 4378) by a vote of 82-15 to fund federal agencies and extend several health care-related programs through November 21. The vote on the continuing resolution followed House approval of the measure, which overwhelmingly passed the measure last week.... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – September 20, 2019

[09/20/19]

Posted on September 20, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

House Passes Temporary DSH Cut Delay, Health Care Extenders On September 19, the House passed a stopgap spending measure (H.R. 4378) in an effort to avoid another government shutdown. The health care extenders included in the measure will run through November 21 as lawmakers continue negotiations on a broader package to fund the government.... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – July 12, 2019

[07/12/19]

Posted on July 12, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

House Subcommittee Passes Surprise Billing Measure Despite Member Disagreement On Thursday, the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee approved 10 bills, including a measure addressing surprise medical billing. The “No Surprises Act” (H.R. 3630), introduced by Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), would prohibit surprise billing and limit... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – June 7, 2019

[06/07/19]

Posted on June 7, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

House Committee Pushes Renewal of Health Programs, Debates Medicaid DSH Cuts The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee considered twelve health care-related bills in a hearing this week. Eleven of the bills renew funding for community health centers, doctor training programs and other public health initiatives which have funding authorizations that expire at the... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – March 15, 2019

[03/15/19]

Posted on March 15, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Presidential Budget for 2020 Proposes Major Health Care Cuts President Trump released his administration’s fiscal year 2020 budget this week. While this proposal stands little chance of being implemented in its entirety, it is a good indicator of where the administration’s priorities stand for the next year, and some of the provisions, especially those... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – January 25, 2019

[01/25/19]

Posted on January 25, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Short-Term Funding Deal Reached to End Government Shutdown This afternoon, President Trump announced a deal to temporarily reopen the federal government and end the longest shutdown in U.S. history. The deal funds the remaining federal agencies until February 15, giving lawmakers more time to try to work out a compromise on the immigration and... READ MORE

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