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An executive summary of political, legal and regulatory issues that may impact your business, prepared by Polsinelli Shughart Health Care legal and Public Policy professionals.


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Update for February 6, 2013


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CMS Announces Round 2 Competitive Bidding Single Payment Amounts

CMS recently announced the single payment amounts for competitively bid items under Round 2 of the Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program. CMS said that the payment levels will fall an average of 45 percent from the fee schedule amounts for the DMEPOS products. [More ...]


CBO Lowers SGR Repeal Cost by $100 Billion

The Congressional Budget Office revised its 10-year estimate of freezing Medicare physician pay downward by $100 billion. [More ...]


Republicans Press HRSA on 340B Audits

Several Republican members of Congress sent a letter to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) requesting details on the audit process for the 340B drug discount program. [More ...]


HHS Proposes Contraception Coverage Plan

HHS on February 1 issued a proposed rule intended to be a compromise on employer coverage of contraception. [More ...]


Federal Economic Advisor Says Medicaid Cuts "Off the Table"

A senior Obama Administration economic advisor told attendees at the Families USA Health Action 2013 conference that Medicaid cuts that previously were being considered are now "off the table." [More ...]


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