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On July 25, 2018, the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) announced the availability of three draft guidance documents related to implementation of three burden-reducing provisions of the revised Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (Revised Common Rule). Read More ›

On April 24, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) proposed rule for Fiscal Year 2019 (Proposed Rule).  Contained within the Proposed Rule was a notice from CMS of the closure of two teaching hospitals and the opportunity for hospitals to apply for the newly available graduate medical education resident slots under Section 5506 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Read More ›

CMS Proposes Changes to Telehealth Reimbursement, Stark, Substance Use Disorder Treatment Reimbursement, and Evaluation & Management Reimbursement in the  CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

On Thursday, July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule (the Proposed Rule). Read More ›

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has signed SB 302, a new law reversing Connecticut’s prohibition on prescribing controlled substances via telemedicine.  SB 302 took effect July 1, 2018. Read More ›

On June 28, 2018, the California Legislature passed and California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 375 (AB 375), known as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018.  The CCPA will establish new privacy rights for California residents and new obligations for California businesses beginning in January 1, 2020. Read More ›

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