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The Courts

October 23, 2018 | Daily News

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh asked the Supreme Court to review the state’s law that would give its attorney general authority to sue generic drug manufacturers for “unconscionable” drug price increases, after a Fourth Circuit panel stopped the law from going into effect.

October 19, 2018 | Daily News

HHS told a federal court that it intends to release by Nov. 1 a proposal that would move the effective date for the 340B ceiling prices and penalties rule to Jan. 1, up from July 1, and for that reason the court should put a lawsuit over the date on hold.

October 19, 2018 | Daily News

Two weeks after the IRS collected an Obamacare tax from Medicaid managed care plans, a federal judge denied a request from six GOP-led states that sought to bar the collection of that tax.

October 18, 2018 | Daily News

The Trump Administration is arguing that the stakeholders seeking to immediately suspend new federal regulations on short-term plans fail to show that they would be harmed by the rule and therefore their request for a preliminary injunction should be rejected.

October 16, 2018 | Daily News

More than a dozen health care stakeholders recently filed briefs in support of groups that are asking a federal district court to immediately end implementation of the Trump administration’s rule expanding access to short-term health plans.

October 12, 2018 | Daily News

A second health plan that sued the government for ending reimbursements for cost-sharing reductions in October 2017 has been awarded money from the U.S. Federal Court of Claims: Sanford Health Plans is set to receive just over $360,000 that the government determined the plan would have been owed for the fourth quarter of that year.

October 12, 2018 | Daily News

A federal trial on delays in Tennessee’s processing of Medicaid applications wrapped up after two days of testimony, but a ruling from the judge is not expected for several months.

October 11, 2018 | Daily News

The national drug and device lobbies this week weighed in on a Utah Supreme Court case that could determine whether FDA approval of a medical device shields the product's manufacturer from strict liability claims over alleged design defects.

October 11, 2018 | Daily News

Newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh could play a pivotal role in deciding two key cases related to the pharmaceutical industry in the upcoming term.

October 10, 2018 | Daily News

A federal judge has not issued any ruling in a lawsuit by six GOP-led states that attempted to block the IRS from collecting an Obamacare tax on Medicaid managed care plans.

October 09, 2018 | Daily News

The U.S. Federal Claims Court has ordered the federal government to pay a Montana co-op health plan more than $1.2 million in cost-sharing reductions that would have gone to the co-op for the fourth quarter of 2017 had the administration had not cut off the funding.

October 09, 2018 | Daily News

The trial in a class-action lawsuit alleging Tennessee took too long to decide whether individuals are eligible to be on Medicaid started on Tuesday (Oct. 9) -- four years after the case was filed.

October 06, 2018 | Daily News

The Senate’s Saturday confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh fills the lone vacancy on the Supreme Court and adds an expected conservative vote to the high court’s term that could include several pressing health policy cases.

October 03, 2018 | Daily News

A federal judge in DC on Tuesday (Oct. 2) scheduled a hearing for Oct. 26 on stakeholders' motion to immediately suspend the administration's short-term health plan rule.

October 01, 2018 | Daily News

A group of stakeholders is urging the DC federal district court to immediately block new federal regulations on short-term health plans set to go into effect Oct. 2, arguing the rule undermines the clear purpose of the Affordable Care Act and that allowing short-term plans to proliferate during the forthcoming open enrollment would cause irreparable harm to the individual market.

October 01, 2018 | Daily News

A California-based physician association owned by DaVita Inc. will pay $270 million to the federal government to settle allegations that it submitted inaccurate information about its patients in order to inflate Medicare Advantage payments, the Department of Justice announced Monday (Oct. 1).

September 28, 2018 | Daily News

The Supreme Court agreed Thursday (Sept. 27) to hear a case that could define the extent of CMS’ authority to issue legal interpretations that affect Medicare payment policies without going through notice-and-comment rulemaking.

September 28, 2018 | Daily News

An already tense Supreme Court confirmation took another twist late Friday after President Donald Trump agreed to ask the FBI to further investigate allegations against nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who could potentially be the deciding vote on a number of health-related cases should he eke through the process.

September 26, 2018 | Daily News

Consumer advocates are cheering a recent federal court ruling that affirmed the Affordable Care Act's prohibition against sex discrimination in insurance coverage also protects against discrimination based on gender identity.

September 25, 2018 | Daily News

The American Clinical Laboratory Association is weighing legal options after the federal DC district court on Friday (Sept. 21) dismissed the group's lawsuit challenging reporting policies that drive down CMS' payment for clinical lab services.