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Implementing MACRA

Physicians who treat Medicare beneficiaries are subject to a new law and regulations governing their payment.  MARCH 27, 2017
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Paid Family and Medical Leave

The United States has no federal law that guarantees paid family or medical leave.  NOVEMBER 21, 2016
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Medicaid and Permanent Supportive Housing

Medicaid offers opportunities to address supportive housing needs, but challenges remain.  OCTOBER 14, 2016
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Tobacco Taxes

To curb smoking and raise revenue, governments impose taxes on tobacco products.  SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
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Telehealth Parity Laws

Ongoing reforms are expanding the landscape of telehealth in the US health care system, but challenges remain.  AUGUST 15, 2016
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Regulation of Health Plan Provider Networks

Narrow networks have changed considerably under the Affordable Care Act, but the trajectory of regulation remains unclear.  JULY 28, 2016
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Off-Label Drug Promotion

Drug companies are largely prohibited from promoting a drug for uses that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.  JUNE 30, 2016
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Ambulance Diversion

Efforts to mitigate ambulance diversion have been effective, but questions remain for future progress.  JUNE 2, 2016
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