In The News

Noteworthy news and commentary from and about McDermottPlus.

August 27, 2019

You’re Invited: 42 CFR 2 Proposed Rule Discussion on Coordinated Care

Join McDermott in our sprint to coordianted care. Our latest discussion in this regulatory spring series will focus on the recently released 42 CFR 2 proposed rules.

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May 23, 2019

Webinar | Understanding the Recently Released Guidance on Hospital Co-Location Arrangements

CMS has issued long-awaited draft guidance addressing the use of shared space, staff and services by hospitals and other enrolled providers. Join us for our upcoming webinar.

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May 23, 2019

You’re Invited: Hot Topics in Medicare Advantage Discussion and Breakfast

McDermott+Consulting and McDermott Will & Emery, LLP invite you to join us on Thursday, June 27, 2019, for a breakfast discussion on hot topics in Medicare Advantage.

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January 18, 2019

McDermottPlus’s Adaeze Enekwechi Brings Health Policy to Medical Students

Dr. Enekwechi will give doctoral students an overview of federal health policymaking at Meharry Medical College.

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January 04, 2019

Court Issues Permanent Injunction Blocking Medicare 340B Payment Cuts

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December 17, 2018

Federal District Court Invalidates Affordable Care Act

Mara McDermott, Rachel Stauffer and Eric Zimmerman examine the December 14, 2018 ruling that struck down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in its entirety. The district court did not, however, issue an injunction requiring immediate compliance. The decision is certain to be appealed in due course, and the Trump Administration has said that the decision will have no impact until after the Supreme Court of the United States decides the case, which will likely not be until 2020 at the earliest. The decision and the ensuing developments are nonetheless potentially significant and merit attention by health care stakeholders.

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December 17, 2018

You’re Invited: The HIPAA RFI Breakfast and Discussion

McDermottPlus and McDermott Will & Emery, LLP invite you to join us for a breakfast discussion around the December 12, 2018 release of the Office of Civil Rights' Request for Information modifying HIPAA rules to improve coordinated care.

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November 30, 2018

Administration Offers Up New Proposals to Cut Drug Costs

Mara McDermott, Rachel Stauffer, and John Warren co-author a report on CMS's notice of proposed rulemaking, “Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses,” which includes provisions that aim to reduce overall drug spending by giving Medicare Advantage and Part D plans additional tools to control use of high-cost drugs and by addressing cost shifting across programs.

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November 20, 2018

Adaeze Enekwechi Discusses Social Determinants and the Opportunity for Healthcare Systems

Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi joins Intermountain for a discussion on the importance of social determinants of health and the opportunities that exist for healthcare systems.

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November 14, 2018

Adaeze Enekwechi Contributes to New NAM Special Report Underscoring the Importance of Health Services Research

In this special report the National Academy of Medicine outlines significant opportunity and challenges facing health care in the United State. The Academy says that health services research can assist in solving these challenges, but the field requires sustained and dependable federal funding.

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November 08, 2018

Rachel Stauffer Talks Election Impact with FierceHealthcare

McDermottPlus Director Rachel Stauffer discusses what Democrats may focus on with committee power in the House while party power dynamics may shift the Senate agenda.

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November 08, 2018

Adaeze Enekwechi to Participate in Health Affairs Program | Health Reform: From the Midterms to 2020

McDermottPlus Vice President Adaeze Enekwechi will sit participate in a panel discussion examining the impact of health care on the 2018 midterm elections and what it will mean for the upcoming 2020 elections. The program is on Friday, November 16.

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November 08, 2018

WEBINAR | The IPI Model: Breaking Down CMS’s Proposed Drug Pricing Model

An on-demand recording of this program is now available. Join McDermott+Consulting and McDermott Will & Emery for a complimentary webinar on changes to the pharma ecosystem.

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October 30, 2018

John Warren Examines CMS’s Proposed IPI Drug Pricing Model

Together with McDermott Will & Emery, the first in a series exploring CMS's proposal to implement an international pricing index model for Medicare Part B drugs and biologicals.

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October 25, 2018

WEBINAR | 2019 QPP Final Rule: Understanding CMS’s Quality Payment Program

An on-demand recording of this program is available. McDermottPlus discusses the QPP Final Rule and highlighting major proposals in the MPFS and OPPS final rules.

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October 19, 2018

Eric Zimmerman Previews Health Issues in the Upcoming Midterm Elections

Regardless of the midterm outcomes, health care policy will remain nationally prevalent. Former Congressman Jeff Miller sits down with McDermottPlus principal Eric Zimmerman, to consider the Affordable Care Act’s fate, state-level Medicaid expansion and prescription drug pricing.

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October 16, 2018

Industry Voices—Why Are We Treating Social Determinants of Health as Another Healthcare Fad?

Adaeze Enekwechi writes about the importance of weighing the impact of social determinants on individuals' healthcare, and the positive step forward insurers and providers are taking in examining what they can do to address the persistent social gaps that have historically contributed mightily to health inequity.

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August 28, 2018

You’re Invited: The Anti-Kickback Statute RFI Breakfast and Discussion

McDermottPlus and McDermott Will & Emery, LLP invite you to join us for a breakfast discussion around the August 24 release of the Office of Inspector General's Request for Information seeking stakeholder input on potential new safe harbors to the Anti-Kickback Statute and exceptions to the beneficiary inducement prohibition in the Civil Monetary Penalty Law to remove impediments to care coordination and value-based care.

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August 15, 2018

Presenting a New and Improved

Expanded resource centers, reorganized content and easier access to information are just some of the new features we’re excited to roll out to clients and collaborators.

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July 12, 2018

LIVE WEBINAR | Year Three of the QPP: Understanding Medicare’s Proposals for the 2019 Quality Payment Program

Now that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released proposals for the CY2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) as part of the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule, join McDermott+Consulting as we analyze major proposals related to the implementation of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs); and forecast what this means for stakeholders.

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June 01, 2018

Mara McDermott Discusses Direct Provider Contracting

McDermottPlus Vice President Mara McDermott joins the Healthcare Policy Podcast for a conversation on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Direct Provider Contracting.

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April 16, 2018

McDermott+Consulting Adds to Policy and Advocacy Team

High-profile hires Mara McDermott, former vice president of federal affairs at a leading physician advocacy group, and Rachel Stauffer, former Hill staffer and HHS Office of the National Coordinator legislative affairs director, join the growing McDermottPlus team.

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April 01, 2018

2018 +Dx Diagnostics Forum

Join McDermott+Consulting for our 4th annual +Dx Diagnostics Forum. +Dx is widely regarded as the premier annual program for the laboratory diagnostics community.

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March 15, 2018

McDermottPlus at MWE 2018 HPE

Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi and Eric Zimmerman participated in the McDermott Will & Emery 2018 Health Care Services Private Equity Symposium. Click here for program information and highlights.  

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March 13, 2018

Dr. Enekwechi Discusses Impact of MA for Skilled Nursing

While participating in the 2018 NIC Spring Investment Forum, Dr. Enekwechi spoke extensively about on the impact of Medicare Advantage plans for skilled nursing.  

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August 14, 2017

Deborah Godes to Discuss Appropriate Use Criteria on Wharton Business Radio

Senior Director Deborah Godes will join the Wharton Business School Radio program The Business of Health Care.

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August 02, 2017

McDermottPlus’ Adaeze Enekwechi Disusses Senate Efforts to Stabilize Insurance Markets

Adaeze weighs in on Senate efforts to stabilize insurance exchanges.  

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May 01, 2017

Senior White House Official Joins McDermott+Consulting

Former Associate Director for Health Programs in the US Office of Management and Budget, Adaeze Enekwechi, is Latest High-Profile Hire as Office Continues to Grow WASHINGTON, DC (May 1, 2017) — McDermott+Consulting is pleased to announce the arrival of Adaeze Enekwechi, PhD, MPP as Vice President.  

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April 06, 2017

UPDATED: 2017 +Dx Diagnostics Forum

Join McDermott+Consulting for our 3rd annual +Dx Diagnostics Forum on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

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November 14, 2016

Piper Su Talks Election-Related Health Care Issued with Managed Healthcare Executive

Piper Su provides additional election-related health care insights to Managed Healthcare Executive.  

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October 25, 2016

McDermottPlus’ Piper Su Giving Election Update at HL7’s Genetics Conference

Join Piper Su, at Health Level Seven’s (HL7’s) upcoming genomics conference.  

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October 07, 2016

Paul Radensky to Lead Panel Discussion on Personalized Medicine

On October 25, 2016 Paul Radensky will lead a panel discussion focused on personalized medicine and dealmaking at McDermott's 2016 Pharmaceutical/Medtech Dealmaking Symposium.  

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May 06, 2016

McDermottPlus Analyzing Newly Released Medicare Payment and Utilization Data

On May 5, 2016, CMS released the Provider Utilization and Payment Data disclosing national Medicare Part B utilization and payment information - with our established analytic capability and familiarity with the data, McDermottPlus can process the data to provide clients with many different types of analyses.  

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September 04, 2015

Paul Radensky Teaching Master Class at World CDx

McDermottPlus President Paul Radensky will be speaking at the 2015 World CDx, held in Boston, Massachusetts from September 8th-11th.

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April 13, 2015

McDermott+Consulting Welcomes Mark Desmarais, Strengthens Analytics Capabilities

Washington, D.C. (April 13, 2015) — McDermott+Consulting (McDermottPlus) announced today that Mark Desmarais has joined McDermottPlus as a director.  

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April 10, 2015

McDermottPlus’ Eric Zimmerman to Deliver Health Care Legislative Update

McDermott+Consulting's Eric Zimmerman will speak at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Chicago chapter's dinner program on April 16, delivering a health care legislative update.

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March 24, 2015

Hospitals Bless ‘Doc Fix’ Deal, Approval Still Dicey

The House is pushing forward with plans to vote Thursday on a permanent repeal of Medicare's loathed sustainable growth-rate [SGR] formula for paying doctors.  But the package still faces a multitude of political hurdles, most notably continuing opposition from Senate Democrats.

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February 06, 2015

Zimmerman on Patient Fee Increases

Eric Zimmerman comments on the Obama administration's recommendation to eliminate much of the gap in payment for services performed by independent doctors versus those same services performed by doctors who work for large health systems.

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February 02, 2015

Senator Hatch to Keynote +Dx Forum

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Chairman of the Finance  Committee, will keynote the inaugural +Dx Diagnostics Forum.

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January 23, 2015

2015 South Beach Symposium

McDermottPlus Director Deborah Godes and McDermott Will & Emery Partner Jason Caron will be participating in the 13th Annual South Beach Symposium held at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.

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January 13, 2015

Sheila Madhani Joins McDermott+

McDermott+Consulting (McDermottPlus) announced today that Sheila Madhani has joined McDermottPlus as a director.

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December 04, 2014

Eric Zimmerman on Hospital Payment Reform

Eric Zimmerman discusses the latest steps taken in House efforts to reform the way Medicare pays hospitals for short stays.

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November 08, 2014

Zimmerman Quoted in Modern Healthcare

Eric Zimmerman highlights challenges facing the Affordable Care and Act and Medicare and Medicaid programs in 2015.  With control of both houses, the newly empowered Republican party will look to act on campaign promises to rollback Obamacare and restructure Medicare and Medicaid.

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November 04, 2014

John Warren Discusses Medicare Part B Drug Price Data

McDermottPlus Senior Director John Warren has authored an article for the Specialty Pharmacy Times discussing OIG's recently released report on Medicare Part B Drug Pricing.

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September 26, 2014

Warren Speaking at Evidence-Based Reimbursement Program

McDermottPlus Senior Director of Health Policy John Warren will be speaking at the Evidence-Based Reimbursement Summit.

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August 25, 2014

WAPO Mcdermott+ Write Up

Eric Zimmerman discusses the benefits and advantages of launching McDermott+Consulting.

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June 11, 2014

Impact of Cantor defeat on House’s course on healthcare

Eric Zimmerman discusses what level of action he foresees in the House following the recent defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

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April 02, 2014

McDermott Will & Emery Launches McDermott+Consulting

Separate Entity Offers “One-Stop” Lobbying, Data Analytics and Policy Services to Health Industry

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January 26, 2000

Crafting Legislative Solutions in Response to Market Access Issues

On behalf of a coalition of leading global manufacturers of blood glucose monitoring systems, McDermottPlus successfully advanced legislation intended to improve market access and patient choice under the Medicare Competitive Bidding Program.

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January 01, 2000

Designing Alternative Payment Models and Assessing Implementation Pathways for Group Prenatal Care

McDermottPlus assessed the policy pathway and operational feasibility to scale up group prenatal care, and designed alternative payment models to facilitate implementation.

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January 01, 2000

CMS Persuaded to Revise Medicare Laboratory “Date of Service” Regulations

McDermottPlus persuaded the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to revise Medicare laboratory “Date of Service” regulations.

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