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.
MWC head Frank Donatelli helps lead bi-partisan effort on behalf of veterans and military families victimized by foreign terror attacks
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Coming Week’s Highlights: This week’s focus by many will be whether the government shuts down once more. Legislation must be passed and signed by the President by February 15, in order to keep the departments not yet funded through the fiscal year open. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is funded through the end of the fiscal year with the exception of the Food and Drug Administration.
The General Assembly met several times this week, holding session to discuss each chamber’s permanent rules. Both House and Senate committee chairs decided to use some of their meeting time to acclimate new members as they gear up for this year’s long session. Legislators filed several bills this week, multiple that would increase school calendar flexibility, and one to make ice cream North Carolina’s official frozen treat.
The General Assembly will re-convene on Monday, February 11th at 7:00pm.
This Week: Energy and Commerce Committee Holds Net Neutrality Hearing, Senator Graham Looks to Form Task Force on Social Media Platforms, Senate Commerce Convenes 5G Hearing as White House Prepares to Weigh In
Learn where in the United States natural gas pipeline projects have been completed, have been approved, are under construction and announced or applied for.
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.