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HHS Regulatory Sprint takes final shape, Part 2: AKS, Stark regulatory revisions for value-based care

Following on last October’s publication of two proposed rules, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published on November 20 two final rules intended to “modernize...

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OIG signals “significant concerns” with company-sponsored speaker programs

On November 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a rare Special Fraud Alert – a type of guidance historically ...

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OIG denies proposed manufacturer-sponsored copay support program for Medicare beneficiaries

On September 23, the HHS OIG published Advisory Opinion No. 20-05, advising that OIG found “highly suspect” a manufacturer’s proposal to create a copay subsidy program to...

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AbbVie settlement seems to end period of intense scrutiny for manufacturer patient support programs

Earlier this month, the California Insurance Commissioner announced that AbbVie had entered into a settlement agreement with the California Department of Insurance (CDOI) to resolve...

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Expanded access to telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), many state legislatures and state Medicaid programs, and private payers have...

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: Notable changes affecting Medicare and Medicaid

On March 27, 2020, Congress enacted into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), an unprecedented $2 trillion stimulus package intended to provide emergency...

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OIG clears manufacturer-sponsored travel and lodging support in limited circumstances
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The latest advisory opinion published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS OIG) approves one pharmaceutical manufacturer’s travel...

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New False Claims Act settlement points to risks of offering free goods and services to customers and referral source Health Alert

A recent settlement announced by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) strikes a note of caution for device and drug manufacturers who are considering offering free or discounted goods and...

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HHS tackles barriers to value-based care: Part 1 – new protections for value-based arrangements under Stark and the AKS and other key AKS changes

Nearly a decade after the Affordable Care Act signaled a transition of the U.S. health care system to value-based care, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published on...

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