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.
This Week: President signs opioid legislation; Administration announces drug pricing plan for Part B drugs; Administration proposes expanded use of HRAs
Early voting has started in North Carolina. More than 560,000 people have voted early across the state in the week that polls have been open. That would account for 8% of voters in the state voting early in person. The State Board of Elections has estimated another 100,000 voters have returned their absentee mail ballots. While it is still too early to forecast if the high turnout will continue, the numbers could indicate tighter races than expected.
Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
The North Carolina General Assembly reconvened on Monday, October 15th to approve a $850 million relief package for Hurricane Florence. Senate Bill 3 passed unanimously through the House and Senate. Legislators debated the bill throughout the night expressing their gratitude towards first responders, sympathy towards victims, and concerns about unmet needs. Governor Cooper signed the bill into law on Tuesday, October 16th. The General Assembly will re-convene on Tuesday, November 27.
This Week: FTC Continues Series of Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection | NIST Holds First Workshop to Inform Privacy Framework Development | FCC Issues Final Rule on Broadband Deployment | FCC to Consider Spectrum NPRM
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Federal Public Affairs Team.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed to expand its site-neutral payment policy to clinic visits.
The House of Representatives approved the first major change to federal regulation of the over-the-counter drug industry in 40 years.