On 15 November 2016, the European Commission (“the Commission”) opened its second report on Regulation (EC) No 1901/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12...08 December 2016
Seeing Green: CMMI Announces More Money for State Innovation
Of these grant funds, $50 million will be allocated for Model Design awards granted to up to 25 states in order to “determine what type of system improvements would work best for them.” Meanwhile, the vast majority of the funds—$225 million—will be allocated to Model Testing awards provided to up to five states with projects that are ready to go for purposes of program implementation. Recipients of these Model Testing awards will generally be expected to pursue models similar to those already endorsed by CMS (e.g., accountable care organizations); although, CMS has indicated a willingness to back alternative ideas from implementation grant recipients, such as Medicaid waivers.
Additional information about the initiative is available at: http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/state-innovations/. CMMI also plans to host a webinar on Thursday, July 26, 2012, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM, EST, to provide an overview of the State Innovation Models Initiative. To find out more information about the webinar, including how to register, visit: http://innovations.cms.gov/resources/State-Innovation-Model-Overview.html.
On 26 September 2016, a new EU-US collaboration between the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was announced. This new collaboration is ...06 October 2016
As reported here, earlier this month the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a decision declining to transfer marijuana out of Schedule I. As marijuana remains a Schedule I...07 September 2016