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.
MWC head Frank Donatelli helps lead bi-partisan effort on behalf of veterans and military families victimized by foreign terror attacks
McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor Jim Dyke, along with his wife Ellen Dyke, were recognized last week at the 2018 Raise the Region Gala. Hosted by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, Jim and Ellen Dyke were honored with the 2018 Community Leadership Award at the gala.
Medicaid remains dynamic and evolving, and 2019 is likely to see many changes in the program. Some of the trends include expansion, work requirements, inclusion of the use of institutions for mental diseases (IMDs) for behavioral health, telemedicine, and states’ attempts to control drug costs.
Following the 2018 election, Illinois will be the bluest it has ever been in modern history. With incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner resoundingly losing his re-election bid to Democrat J.B. Pritzker, all statewide elected offices are held by Democrats.
The General Assembly resumed Tuesday after holding no-vote sessions on Monday due to weather conditions. Lawmakers kept the week busy working to get bills through committees and out to the House and Senate floors for votes. Legislative leaders met their goal to conclude business by the end of this week. Now the Governor holds the power to veto any remaining bills on his desk. The General Assembly will now wait for the Governor’s action and schedule any veto overrides as necessary.
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On June 22, the House of Representatives concluded two weeks of voting on opioid legislation by approving a package that combines dozens of individual opioid-related bills that the House had approved over the past two weeks.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Tax Policy Update Team.
The House began its two-week vote-a-thon on opioid legislation. On June 12, 2018 the House passed 25 bills and continued to work on opioid legislation throughout the week. On June 12 all but two of the bills were decided by voice vote, and the debate period for the bills rarely exceeded 10 minutes.
GA-18-380: This report examines the progress the progress the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has made improving opioid safety through its Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI).