FDA's new draft guidance that seeks to clarify how often companies need to use established names with brand names in advertising could relieve companies of continued mention of generic names, an industry source said.
Four states are following North Carolina's lead by tapping grants from Infrastructure for Maintaining Primary Care Transformation project to fund medical home initiatives that target rural areas and aim to bring stakeholders together to transition out of fee-for-service.
Top Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee Monday (Dec. 9) launched an investigation into an October cybersecurity breach affecting FDA's online submission system.
Special Needs Plans are looking to Congress for a year-long reauthorization tied to any patch of the flawed Medicare physician payment system, and permanent reauthorization tied to any repeal and replacement of the Sustainable Growth Rate payment formula, Inside Health Policy has learned.
FDA lacks the authority to require electronic package inserts for drugs and biologics, according to several industry groups calling for the withdrawal of a proposed FDA rule under review at the White House Office of Management and Budget that would mandate e-labeling.
A health care industry official is urging the National Institute of Standards of Technology to replace its categories of actions in a proposed framework of cybersecurity standards with those of the Health Information Trust Alliance, or HITRUST.
More details are emerging on Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's Medicaid reform plan, which includes a private coverage option for those in the ACA's Medicaid expansion population without offering wraparound benefits, a premium structure with rewards for healthy behaviors and those paying premiums on-time, and a work-related requirement that aims to improve health outcomes.
Federally qualified health centers worry that putting Medicaid-expansion enrollees into exchanges could lead to lower payment rates for community health centers and leave them out of networks, sources say.
CMS on Friday (Dec. 6) proposed to give providers an extra year to implement meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health records incentive programs, bowing to pressure from GOP lawmakers and providers.
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