On 19 December 2016, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) published an updated version of the EMA guidance document concerning post-authorisation procedural advice for users of ...24 January 2017
Wanted: Organizations Willing to test ACO Advanced Payment Model
As part of CMS’s larger effort to achieve high quality care while containing costs, CMS is partnering with groups of health providers – Accountable Care Organizations – who assume responsibility for coordinating care for a specified group of patients and in return receive a share of generated savings. The Advanced Payment Model is designed for organizations that require prepayment of the expected shared savings in order for the organization to build their capacity to participate in the ACO program.
CMS intends to use this newly announced performance period, along with the two previously announced performance periods, to “test whether and how prepaying a portion of future shared savings could increase participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, and whether advance payments will enhance the ability of ACOs to effectively coordinate care and generate Medicare savings, as well as the speed at which they attain that goal.” More information on the model can be found at the Advance Payment Model website.
This latest performance period will begin January 1, 2013, with applications accepted between August 1, 2012 and September 19, 2012. Interested organizations must also apply to the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
Regulation (EU) No 536/2014 of 16 April 2014 on clinical trials on medicinal products for human use, and repealing Directive 2001/20/EC (“the Clinical Trials Regulation”) was...24 January 2017
The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (“MHRA”) has published a draft strategy for developing pharmacopoeial public quality standards for biological...20 January 2017