In an Oct. 31 article, Best Lawyers reviewed the 2018 midterm elections, noting that in several states the newly elected leadership will help to decide 2021 redistricting.
On Oct. 24, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (also known as SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act). The legislation includes changes to treatment options in Medicare in response to the opioid epidemic.
In an Oct. 18 article from the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Stephanie Kennan, senior vice president with McGuireWoods Consulting, provided insights on what changes to expect once the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act is implemented.
On Oct. 3, 2018, Congress passed H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (also known as SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act). The legislation makes two key Medicaid changes in response to the opioid epidemic.
With midterm elections fast approaching, political coverage dominates every source of media, with a new key issue of the day to debate in both liberal and conservative news outlets. Absent from these discussions is America’s rising fiscal challenge and how Washington can work together to address it.
Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
This Week: Senate vote on short-term health plans fails; Trump signs legislation to block gag clauses in drug pricing
The General Assembly will reconvene on Monday, October 15, 2018 for another special session. Legislators have taken the last two weeks to further assess the damages from Hurricane Florence. The Governor has been working with the legislature on preparing a bigger relief package anticipating additional damage. The initial round of $56.6 million in aid established by the Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Fund will be tested by the potential damage from Tropical Storm Michael. Estimates report that the state has suffered up the $13 billion in damages. The General Assembly is expecting to consider additional assessments from various state agencies while debating the release of additional funds.
This Week: Senate Commerce Committee Examines GDPR and California Consumer Privacy Act | Department of Transportation Seeks Comments on AV 3.0 Initiatives, Including Impact on Workforce | NHTSA Seeks Comment on National Pilot Program to Test Automated Driving Systems | Europe Moves Ahead with EU-Wide Drone Regulations
This Week: D.C. obsessed with Supreme Court nomination; opioids legislation hits the president’s desk for signature; 340B continues to be of concern to hospitals.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Federal Public Affairs Team.
The average cost of producing one megawatt hour of electricity in North America, new energy generation capacity added globally, total solar installations, top 10 solar states, and more.
Learn where in the United States natural gas pipeline projects have been completed, have been approved, are under construction and announced or applied for.