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January 06, 2020 | Daily News

The generic drug lobby is appealing a California district court’s decision not to block the state’s pay-for-delay law, which went into effect Jan. 1.

January 03, 2020 | Daily News

Dialysis stakeholders are cheering a California federal judge’s Monday decision blocking the state from implementing a controversial new law that bars patient steering and limits reimbursements for patients who receive charitable help with premiums, and at least one analyst says the move could calm fears that similar legislation might take hold in other states.

January 03, 2020 | Daily News

More than 200 Republican lawmakers on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to reconsider the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision in an amicus brief filed in support of a controversial Louisiana abortion law that the Supreme Court will review March 4.

December 18, 2019 | Daily News

A federal appeals court created even more uncertainty over the future of the Affordable Care Act when it agreed Wednesday that the law’s individual mandate is unconstitutional but punted back to a lower court to decide which other pieces of the law remain valid -- a highly anticipated ruling that led to more sparring between Democrats and Republicans who view the case through an election lens, opposition from health care stakeholders that benefit from the ACA, and predictions among legal experts on whether the Supreme Court might hijack the case during the election season.

December 16, 2019 | Daily News

A federal district court judge on Monday (Dec. 16) turned down hospitals’ request to keep CMS from putting the second year of so-called site-neutral cuts for clinics at certain off-campus hospitals in place next year, as she said the court doesn’t have jurisdiction over the 2020 rule at this time.

December 13, 2019 | Daily News

The government on Thursday (Dec. 12) appealed a federal district court’s ruling that CMS lacked authority to impose deep reimbursement cuts for clinic visits at certain off-campus facilities.

December 12, 2019 | Daily News

Despite its plan to follow a federal court decision and repay hospitals for deep cuts to clinic visits at certain off-campus hospital facilities for 2019, CMS tells Inside Health Policy it will implement the second year of those so-called site-neutral pay cuts to the same providers in 2020.

December 11, 2019 | Daily News

CMS tells Inside Health Policy it plans to repay hospitals that sued over 2019 pay cuts from the agency’s so-called site-neutral policy.

December 10, 2019 | Daily News

At least six justices on the Supreme Court appear willing to side with health insurance companies in their quest to collect billions of dollars in risk corridor payments that were envisioned by the Affordable Care Act but were subsequently held up by Congress.

December 10, 2019 | Daily News

The U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia ruled on Friday (Dec. 6) that FDA cannot regulate Genus Medical Technologies’ barium sulfate contrast agent as a drug because it qualifies as a medical device under the statute.

December 09, 2019 | Daily News

A second federal appeals court ruled Monday (Dec. 9) that the Trump administration should be allowed to enforce its so-called public charge rule while litigation over the rule proceeds, but a nationwide injunction blocking implementation of the rule remains in effect for now.

December 06, 2019 | Daily News

A federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration Thursday (Dec. 5) and lifted two injunctions against the so-called public charge rule, but two other nationwide injunctions remain in effect, blocking the administration from implementing the rule.

December 04, 2019 | Daily News

The hospital industry sued the Trump administration Wednesday (Dec. 4) in a bid to block a controversial price transparency rule that requires hospitals to publish the rates they negotiate with insurers.

December 03, 2019 | Daily News

The Republican leaders of Michigan’s legislature on Tuesday (Dec. 3) rejected a call from the Democratic governor to suspend the state’s Medicaid work requirements in light of a new lawsuit challenging their legality.

December 02, 2019 | Daily News

A federal judge on Tuesday (Nov. 26) blocked the Trump administration from implementing an October proclamation that seeks to deny entry to legal immigrants if they cannot demonstrate that they will have health insurance.

November 22, 2019 | Daily News

Advocates for Medicaid beneficiaries on Friday (Nov. 22) filed the fifth in a series of lawsuits contesting the legality of Medicaid work requirements and related policies.

November 22, 2019 | Daily News

A federal appeals panel is set to hear oral arguments Jan. 9 in the high-profile lawsuits over the White House’s decision to stop reimbursing issuers for the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reductions, and the government could be out billions, potentially in perpetuity, if the judges uphold the decision by the U.S. Federal Court of Claims.

November 21, 2019 | Daily News

House Democrats, AARP, patient advocates and physician groups recently filed amicus briefs supporting the seven stakeholders appealing a district court ruling that upheld the Trump administration’s short-term health rule. 

November 20, 2019 | Daily News

A third federal judge has blocked HHS from implementing its so-called conscience rule, which would vastly expand the ability of medical professionals to refuse to provide care based on their religious or moral objections.

November 14, 2019 | Daily News

A federal appeals court panel seems inclined to issue a narrow ruling in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s rule expanding association health plans, with two of the three judges on the panel repeatedly asking during oral arguments Thursday (Nov. 14) if they can resolve the case without directly deciding whether the rule violates the Affordable Care Act.