Tag: HHS

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: June 8, 2020

IS THIS MEDICAID WEEK?

  • It Has Been 73 Days Since the CARES Act Passed. The bill created the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and allocated $100 billion to reimburse providers for lost revenues resulting from COVID-19....

    McDermottPlus Check-Up: June 05, 2020

    This Week’s Dose: House Republicans released proposals to support coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) released new flexibi...

    McDermottPlus Check-Up: May 29, 2020

    This Week’s Dose: Negotiations over the coronavirus (COVID-19) response continued in the Senate with Democrats releasing a new proposal on health coverage expansion. The Trump A...

    McDermottPlus Check-Up: May 22, 2020

    This Week’s Dose: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) distributed funding to increase coronavirus (COVID-19) testing capacity and announced a targeted Provider Re...

    McDermottPlus Check-Up: May 15, 2020

    This Week’s Dose:  House Democrats introduced a $3 trillion coronavirus (COVID-19) relief bill, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released annual upd...

    McDermottPlus Check-Up: May 8, 2020

    This Week’s Dose: The Senate returned to Washington as lawmakers continued negotiations on the next relief bill. Oral arguments took place in three high-profile healthcare-...

    McDermottPlus Check-Up: April 24, 2020

    This Week’s Dose: Congress approved additional emergency relief for healthcare providers and small businesses, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announce...

    McDermottPlus Check-Up: April 17, 2020

    This Week’s Dose: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) opened the online portal for providers to attest to the terms and conditions for the first $30 billion di...

    McDermottPlus Check-Up: COVID-19 Update

    This Week’s Diagnosis: The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to drive activity in Washington, DC. This week, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economi...

    McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 20, 2020

    This Week’s Dose: The response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) continued to dominate lawmakers’ attention. The Senate passed the second emergency funding bill and began work on a third. The ...

    McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: March 16, 2020

    ADDRESSING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC.

    • The Senate is in Session to Address COVID-19. Last week, the House passed a second supplemental funding package in response to COVID-19. The Fa...

      McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: March 02, 2020

      CORONAVIRUS SPREADS TO POLITICS.

      • The Coronavirus is Taking Over Washington. Last week, the coronavirus became the focal point for Congress, the Administration and the general public. The growing attent...

        McDermottPlus Check-Up: February 28, 2020

        This Week’s Dose: The Administration requested emergency funding to fight the coronavirus epidemic, and US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar defended the Pres...

        McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: February 24, 2020

        AZAR DEFENDS THE HHS BUDGET THIS WEEK.

        • Azar Continues to Defend the HHS Budget. It will be a busy week for Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar. He will be defending the HHS bu...

          McDermottPlus Check-Up: February 14, 2020

          This Week’s Dose: House committees advanced legislation to address surprise billing, and the White House released the President’s budget for fiscal year (FY) 2021.

          McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: February 10, 2020

          IT’S SURPRISE BILLING AND BUDGET WEEK.   

          • It’s Another Busy Week For Surprise Billing Proposals. Last week ended with a flurry of activity relating to surprise billing. First, the House ...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: February 07, 2020

            This Week’s Dose: The House Ways and Means and Education and Labor committees released information on their surprise billing proposals, and President Trump delivered the State of the Union o...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: January 24, 2020

            This Week’s Dose: It was a relatively quiet week in Washington with the House of Representatives in recess and the Senate enmeshed in the impeachment trial. Activity is sure to pick up as so...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: January 17, 2020

            This Week’s Dose: The House of Representatives voted to formally present the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate, kicking off the trial phase of the impeachment pr...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: December 20, 2019

            This Week’s Dose: The 2019 legislative session has come to an end. Lawmakers reached a deal to fund the government through fiscal year (FY) 2020, the House of Representatives impeached Presi...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: November 1, 2019

            This Week’s Dose: Drug pricing discussions continued in Congress. The full House and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee advanced health bills.

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: September 6, 2019

            The Recess Dose: With the August recess wrapping up, we are back at the McDermottPlus Weekly Check-Up. Here’s what you may have missed over the break. ...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: August 2, 2019

            This Week’s Dose: Things have quieted down in Congress with the House out of session and the Senate wrapping up its last week before the August recess. But the agencies are still at work, so...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: June 28, 2019

            This Week’s Dose: Lots of movement in Congress ahead of the Fourth of July recess with the House and Senate both advancing a number of health care bills. President Trump also signed an execu...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: June 21, 2019

            This Week’s Dose: Three weeks down, one week to go in this work period. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee is moving forward with its cost containment legislat...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: May 24, 2019

            This Week’s Dose: We saw a flurry of activity this week related to drug pricing, surprise billing, cost containment and tobacco as lawmakers worked through their to-do list ahead of the Memo...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: May 10, 2019

            This Week’s Dose: Another busy week for prescription drug pricing. Two more hearings took place on the subject, and a handful of bills passed out of the House. Now we watch the Senate to see...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: May 3, 2019

            This Week’s Dose: Lots of activity surrounding single-payer this week with a hearing, the introduction of two Medicare expansion bills and a report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: April 26, 2019

            This Week’s Dose: When Congress is away, the agencies will play. The Administration made some major announcements and dropped several new important rules this week, giving stakeholders plent...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: April 5, 2019

            This Week’s Dose: Health care continues to dominate much of the attention on Capitol Hill. Lots of hearings. New coverage expansion legislation. And more state action on Medicaid. <...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 29, 2019

            This Week’s Dose: Congress is back and busy. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) dominates the headlines. Congress Democrats Release...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 22, 2019

            This Week’s Diagnosis: Recess usually means a light week. This one is no different. Congress PBMs Will Get Their Day…Just a ...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 15, 2019

            This Week’s Diagnosis: All about the budget. Medicaid work requirements back in the spotlight. Recess awaits. Congress Azar Ma...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 8, 2019

            This Week’s Diagnosis: Hearings, hearings and more hearings. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is stepping down. Budget talks heat up. Congress<...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: February 8, 2019

            This Week’s Dose: The State of the Union briefly highlighted a few Administration health initiatives. The House continues its focus on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Senate is pressuring...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: February 1, 2019

            This Week’s Diagnosis: Government reopens…for at least three weeks. Congress is full steam ahead, kicking off the 116th with health care hearings on drug pricing and pre-existin...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: January 18, 2019

            Congress Shutdown Stalemate. Over the past two weeks, the Democratic-controlled House has voted to fund the federal agencies affected by the shutdown. There have been short- ...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: January 11, 2019

            This Week’s Diagnosis: Welcome back – sort of. The partial federal government shutdown drags on. We are on day 21 with no end in sight...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: December 14, 2018

            This Week’s Diagnosis: President Trump clashed with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in a meeting this week about how to keep the g...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: December 7, 2018

            This Week’s Diagnosis: Memorial services for President George H.W. Bush were held this week in Washington, DC and Texas. No agreement has been reached on border wall funding, which means Mem...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: November 30, 2018

            This Week’s Diagnoses: Welcome back! Members are back in town for a sprint to the finish. Controversy over the House Democratic leadership elections fizzled, with the same faces in the top t...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: September 28, 2018

            This Week’s Diagnosis: Consideration of the Kavanaugh nomination dominated airtime in the Senate this week, but the House stayed on-task, pushing through a number of health-related bills. <...