Generic drugmakers file lawsuit challenging law barring brand-drug manufacturers from paying to delay releasing generic drugs.

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  • Generic drugmakers file lawsuit challenging law barring brand-drug manufacturers from paying to delay releasing generic drugs. California News
  • Proposed anti-kickback statute and Stark law regulations. National News
  • Rules increase price transparency for both hospitals and insurers. CMS News

 

The California Medical Association (CMA) has prepared an updated guide for patients impacted by wildfires. As part of a new law enacted in 2018, health plans and insurers are required to act quickly to ensure patients in areas affected by wildfires and other disasters have continued access to care. To read more click here and go to California News.

Thank you for joining us at the MOASC Educational Series Program. Presentations included: USP 800 and Revisions to USP 797; Getting Ready for Medicare in 2020 and 2021; Billing & Coding Updates 2020; MACRA, MIPS, G-Codes; CMS Regulatory, Coding & Billing Updates and Southern California Benchmarks. If you would like copies of the presentations, please email the MOASC office at [email protected]. To read more click here and go to MOASC News.

Proposed anti-kickback statute and Stark law regulations issued on October 9, 2019 signal potentially significant easing of compliance concerns throughout the healthcare community. The highly anticipated proposed regulations would create new anti-kickback safe harbors (for certain “value based” arrangements, and other activities) and ease compliance with existing ones, and would create similar new Stark law exceptions (there is also a new safe harbor under the civil monetary penalties law (“CMP”).  To read more click here and go to National News.

Physician offices, ambulatory surgery centers and other health care sites will be subject to appropriate use criteria for advanced diagnostic imaging services beginning Jan. 1. Requirements include consulting an electronic clinical decision support tool before ordering advanced diagnostic imaging for patients covered by Medicare Part B, and the CMS will begin denying claims in 2021 if the CDS tool has not been consulted. To read more click here and go to CMS News.

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November 19, 2019 



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