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Healthcare Access, Equity Will Likely Be Chiquita Brooks-LaSure’s Focus As CMS Administrator

President Joe Biden's pick for CMS administrator, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, is slated to become the first Black woman to hold the post. Her policy priorities will likely center on healthcare access, including expanding insurance coverage, and health equity.
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Cms, Health Care / Medicine, Healthcare Docket, Chiquita Brooks LaSure, Chiquita Brooks

HHS Issues HIPAA, CMS Regulatory Waivers To Texas Hospitals

As Texas reels from a devasting winter storm, HHS is issuing several waivers to help hospitals continue to provide care amid mounting challenges. These waivers allow non-compliance with certain HIPAA provisions and other federal regulations.
Tags: Texas, Law, HIPAA, Health Care / Medicine, Healthcare Docket, HIPAA CMS Regulatory Waivers To Texas Hospitals

Why Hospitals Want CMS, FTC To Examine 2 UnitedHealthcare Policies

Two UnitedHealthcare policies have raised several concerns among providers, including that they may display anti-competitive behavior and could block patient access to certain healthcare services. The American Hospital Association is asking the FTC and CMS to review and potentially block these policies.
Tags: Law, Cms, Ftc, UnitedHealthcare, The American Hospital Association, Health Care / Medicine, Healthcare Docket

EHR Vendor athenahealth To Pay $18M+ To Settle Illegal Kickback Allegations

The vendor has agreed to pay nearly $18.3 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by offering illegal kickbacks to boost EHR sales. The company denies any wrongdoing and said it agreed to settle to ‘put the matter behind us.’
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MD Anderson Doesn’t Have To Pay $4.3M HIPAA Penalty, Court Rules

An appellate court lifted a $4.3 million HIPAA fine imposed on the Texas-based cancer care center two years ago for losing the personal health information of more than 33,000 people.
Tags: Texas, Law, Anderson, HIPAA, Health Care / Medicine, Healthcare Docket, 3M HIPAA

46 Hospitals File Suit To Reverse HHS Bad Debt Policy

A group of hospitals have sued HHS Secretary Alex Azar, arguing he should reverse a policy that prevents hospitals from getting reimbursed for Medicare-related bad debts pending at outside collection agencies. The policy has raised hospital debt payments by about $1.35 million, the lawsuit claims.
Tags: Law, Medicare, HHS, Health Care / Medicine, Alex Azar, Healthcare Docket

Hospitals Lose Appeal To Block CMS’ Price Transparency Rule

A federal appeals court has ruled against hospital groups in their legal challenge to the CMS regulation that would require hospitals to make pricing information publicly available.
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Provider Groups, Hospitals File Motion To Stop CMS From Enforcing Price Transparency Rule

The American Hospital Association and several other entities, including some hospitals, filed an emergency motion to block CMS from enforcing the hospital price transparency rule set to take effect Jan. 1. Provider groups are arguing that complying with the rule would shift focus away from pandemic-related efforts.
Tags: Law, Cms, American Hospital Association, Health Care / Medicine, Healthcare Docket

New Stimulus Bill To Axe Surprise Billing Practices

Congress finally reached an agreement on a $900 billion stimulus package, which includes a ban on surprise medical billing. A previous, but very similar version of the bill, raised concerns among providers and payers.
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4 Takeaways From FDA’s Emergency Vaccine Reviews

What lessons can future COVID vaccine candidates take from the FDA’s response to Pfizer and Moderna’s study data?
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5 Big Healthcare Lawsuits Of 2020

Some of the biggest legal stories of the year include patients attempting to mount a class-action lawsuit against Mayo Clinic after an employee improperly viewed more than 1,600 health records and the Supreme Court hearing opening arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of the ACA's individual mandate.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Mayo Clinic, Health Care / Medicine, Healthcare Docket

Biden To Nominate California AG Xavier Becerra As HHS Head

A 12-term congressman and vocal supporter of the ACA, Becerra would become the first Latino to lead the federal agency if confirmed.
Tags: Law, Xavier Becerra, Health Care / Medicine, Healthcare Docket, Biden To Nominate California AG, ACA Becerra

Rising Drug Costs Fuel Interest In Value-Based Contracts

The contracts are complicated and full of risks for drug companies. But there's also a risk to steering clear of the arrangements -- reduced or restricted access to a company's medication.
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Introducing Healthcare Docket

MedCity News and Above the Law offer the latest in litigation, regulation, transactions, and trends for in-house counsel in the healthcare and life sciences industries.
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