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.
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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.
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Due to weather in Raleigh, the General Assembly has cancelled all committee meetings and will hold skeletal sessions (non-voting) this evening.
The General Assembly worked throughout the week holding committees, session, and taking up potential legislation. House and Senate Leaders are hoping to conclude their work for the year by the end of this week, barring any vetoes from the Governor. If any of the bills are vetoed, the legislature will have to come back again before the end of the year to override the vetoes, as a new biennium starts in 2019.
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The House of Representatives approved the first major change to federal regulation of the over-the-counter drug industry in 40 years.
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The House Ways and Means Committee passed several measures to expand tax-advantaged health savings accounts (HSA).
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