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Federal Health Policy Update for July 12

The following is the latest health policy news from the federal government for July 6-12.  Some of the language used below is taken directly from government documents. The Courts A federal court has blocked implementation of the FTC’s rule banning non-compete clauses in most employment contracts, a regulatory development with potentially significant implications for the health care industry.  The temporary ban affects only the five plaintiffs in the case and it is not yet clear whether the ruling will have broader implications in the wake of the recent reversal of [...]

Federal Health Policy Update for July 5

The following is the latest health policy news from the federal government for June 29-July 5.  Some of the language used below is taken directly from government documents. Department of Health and Human Services Because it has found that Medicare Advantage organizations sometimes deny prior authorization requests for post-acute care after a qualifying hospital stay even though the requests met Medicare coverage rules, HHS’s Office of the Inspector General will examine selected Medicare Advantage plans’ processes for reviewing prior authorization requests for post-acute care in long-term acute-care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation [...]

The “Other” Supreme Court Decision

While much attention has focused on recent Supreme Court decisions involving reproductive care rights and presidential immunity, a less-noticed case has potential implications for the health care industry. In the case of Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jarkesy, the Supreme Court ruled last week that the SEC’s use of administrative proceedings to levy a fine against a hedge fund manager for misleading investors deprived that manager of the right to a court trial.  While the immediate ruling addresses only the SEC case, the underlying rationale has implications across the federal [...]

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Court’s Chevron Decision to Affect Health Care

A Supreme Court decision last week could have a profound effect on the regulation of many aspects of the health care industry. The Chevron decision, issued by the court in 1984, called for courts to defer to federal agency interpretation of ambiguous statutes if they found those interpretations to be reasonable.  The latest Supreme Court ruling, however, overturns that approach, calling for the courts to act independently when evaluating the appropriateness of agency interpretations and the regulations federal agencies implement in support of those interpretations. The Washington Post explains that [...]

Federal Health Policy Update for June 28

The following is the latest health policy news from the federal government for June 21-28.  Some of the language used below is taken directly from government documents. The Courts The Supreme Court has overturned the court’s own decision in the 1984 case of Chevron U. S. A. Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. that gave federal agencies considerable leeway to interpret ambiguous laws enacted by Congress.  While the Chevron decision called for the courts to defer to federal agency interpretation of ambiguous statutes if they found them to be [...]

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