The Daily Scan

May 21, 2018

Last Updated: 1:40 PM EST

Litigation

 

  • The Acting Administrator of the DEA announced on Friday that the DEA has rescinded its Immediate Suspension Order (ISO) against Morris & Dickson, LLC, initiated on May 2. This follows the Louisiana-based pharmaceutical distributor's successful effort on May 8th to obtain a court order preventing DEA from enforcing the ISO. (MorrisDickson.com)

Legislation

  • On Friday, the Trump administration announced a proposed rule on the Title X family planning program. According to a statement from the White House Press Secretary, the proposal "fulfills President Donald J. Trump’s promise to continue to improve women’s health and ensure that Federal funds are not used to fund the abortion industry in violation of the law." (WhiteHouse.gov)

 

  • Last Thursday, CMS rejected the state of Ohio's application to waive the Affordable Care Act's individual insurance mandate, citing the application as incomplete. Ohio was the first state to request this waiver. (CMS.gov)

Regulation

 

Private Sector

  • A weekend New York Times article scrutinizes Anthem's "Avoidable E.R. Program," which reviews claims based on the final diagnosis of patients, with a goal of reducing expensive usage of emergency rooms. (NYTimes.com)

 

 

 

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