On June 3, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Azar v. Allina Health Services, stating that the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) improperly changed Medicare payment rates without notice.
Robert L. Fortson, a McGuireWoods partner and McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president in Atlanta, was recently selected as a Distinguished Leader in the Daily Report’s 2019 Georgia Legal Awards.
In a June 18 opinion piece for Market Watch, McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president, Ryan Bernstein, and research associate, Mariam Eatedali, reviewed the current state of the new USMCA trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada, and what is needed for ratification in these countries.
On May 23, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee released a discussion draft of the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019, which addresses pervasive, longtime issues within the U.S. health care system.
McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president Michele Satterlund was elected president of the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association at the organization’s May 29 meeting. Satterlund, also a partner with McGuireWoods LLP, will focus on growing the association’s membership during her yearlong term.
Time is of the essence these days at the North Carolina General Assembly. As the end of session draws closer and closer, legislators have been working diligently to put together some sort of compromise proposal on the state budget, while also pushing through any bills still waiting to have their day in committee. This was the second week of meetings for members of the budget conference committee.
This Week: Senate Commerce Subcommittee convenes drone security hearing, Hawley introduces plan to amend Section 230, Senate Commerce Committee discusses surface transportation reauthorization, USTR holds hearings on proposed tariffs on Chinese products, Congressman Collins appointed Co-Chair of Congressional Internet Caucus, FCC to vote on 2.5GHz spectrum at its July open meeting.
In his first legislative session, Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker ushered in a sharp reversal from the previous four years of austerity under Republican Governor Bruce Rauner with a bipartisan budget that included over $1 billion in new appropriations.
This week in Washington: The Senate continues to hold hearings on the cost of health care, the House will hold hearings on the federal approach to opioid treatment and strengthening health care in the U.S. territories.
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Congressional leaders will continue to negotiate towards a budget agreement, House will resume consideration of its second FY20 minibus and Senate will consider the National Defense Authorization Act.
The federal government's decision to include Medicare Part C enrollees with Medicare Part A enrollees when calculating disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments is the impetus behind this case. The policy of combining beneficiaries reduced DSH payments to hospitals because Medicare Advantage patients tend to have higher incomes. Thus, if a hospital is deemed to be treating wealthier patients, the hospital will receive fewer DSH dollars.
The Food and Drug Administration launched a pilot program to strengthen the security of the supply and distribution chains of prescription drugs, with the following companies selected to work a joint blockchain network that tracks the movement of pharmaceutical products in real time.
Senate Appropriations Committee will markup a supplemental funding bill on securing the border, Leader McConnell is expected to bring the NDAA to the floor and the House will vote on its first FY20 minibus.
The House will start bringing FY20 appropriations bills to the floor, the Senate will continue to consider pending nominations and the House continues to mark up the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act.