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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – February 8, 2019

[02/08/19]

Posted on February 8, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Senate Lays Groundwork for Pricing Transparency Legislation A bipartisan group of senators continue to lay the groundwork for the introduction of pricing transparency legislation. On February 5, the senators released a letter seeking information from stakeholders as they prepare to introduce legislation that builds on draft legislation from last Congress. The effort is being... READ MORE

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Newly Enacted Opioid Law: How Does It Impact Providers?

[10/26/18]

Posted on October 26, 2018 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On October 25, 2018, the president signed a wide-ranging bipartisan legislative package to address the opioid epidemic. The enactment of the Substance Use–Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act, or the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, (the “Act”) follows a lengthy process in both the Senate and... READ MORE

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CMS Announces New Opioid Safety Measures for Part D Plan Sponsors: What Is Really Going On?

[05/23/18]

Posted on May 23, 2018 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently finalized several new policies aimed at preventing and combating prescription opioid misuse by Medicare Part D beneficiaries. The policies, detailed in CMS’s 2019 Final Call Letter (“Call Letter”)[1] and outlined below, require Part D plan sponsors to implement various safety measures to reduce opioid overuse among... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – March 23, 2018

[03/23/18]

Posted on March 23, 2018 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Major Spending Bill Passes Congress Congress passed a major $1.3 trillion spending bill this week, which keeps the government funded through September. The bill passed the House 256-167 and the Senate 65-32. In both bodies, the measure received the support of a majority of members from each party. In the Senate, unanimous consent was... READ MORE

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