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Site-Neutral Payments

Medicare uses different payment systems depending on where care is delivered. Recent proposals seek to eliminate this differential.  JULY 24, 2014
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E-Cigarettes and Federal Regulation (Updated)

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier brief was published July 10, 2014.

Policy makers have begun developing rules for how popular alternatives to traditional cigarettes can be marketed and sold.  JULY 18, 2014
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E-Cigarettes and Federal Regulation

EDITOR'S NOTE: An updated brief was published July 18, 2014.

Policy makers have begun developing rules for how popular alternatives to traditional cigarettes can be marketed and sold.  JULY 10, 2014
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Risk Corridors

The ACA's premium stabilization programs encourage insurers to participate in exchanges by eliminating unpredictability around new enrollees.  JUNE 26, 2014
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Transitioning to ICD-10 (Updated)

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier brief was published April 3, 2014.

Health plans and providers prepare to begin using a revised coding system to track diagnoses and procedures.  JUNE 12, 2014
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The Multi-State Plan Program (Updated)

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier brief was published April 3, 2013.

During the ACA's first open enrollment period, exchanges in thirty states and D.C. offered multistate insurance plans.  MAY 29, 2014
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Breakthrough Therapy Designation

The FDA has new authority to expedite the approval process for drugs intended to treat serious or life-threatening conditions.  MAY 15, 2014
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Regulating Compounding Pharmacies

A new law aims to fill the gaps in FDA inspection and enforcement of compounding pharmacies.  MAY 1, 2014
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