LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY UPDATE

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HHS Reports Rise in 2017 Premiums for Certain ACA Health Plans by an Average of 25%.


WHITE HOUSE UPDATE

October 27

The Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force Issues Final Report Announcing Various Actions and Recommendations Concerning Parity.


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

October 26

Senate Finance Committee and House Ways & Means Committee Chairmen Issue Majority Staff White Paper on ACA Income Eligibility Verification.

October 27

Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group Releases Discussion Draft of Proposals to Impact Medicare Beneficiaries Living with Chronic Conditions.

October 28

CMS Releases Final Rule Updating Policies and Payment Rates Under ESRD PPS.


REGULATORY UPDATE

Department of Health and Human Services

October 24

CMS and FDA Announce Pilot Program for Parallel Review of Medical Devices Will Be Fully Extended and Implemented Indefinitely.

October 25

CMS Announces Opportunities for Clinicians to Participate in Advanced Alternative Payment Models.

October 26

CMS Announces Final FY 2014 and Preliminary FY 2016 DSH Allotments, and Final FY 2014 and Preliminary FY 2016 Institutions for Mental Diseases DSH Limits.

October 28

CMS Announces Dialysis Facility Compare Updates.

CMS Releases Final Rule Updating Policies and Payment Rates Under ESRD PPS.


Other News

October 27

GAO Releases Report Entitled VA Health Care: Process to Evaluate, Implement, and Monitor Organizational Structure Changes Needed.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Department of Health and Human Services

  • FDA’s Medical Device User Fee Amendments Meeting
    • Discussion on proposed recommendations for the reauthorization of the MDUFA for FYs 2018 through 2022.
      • November 2| 9 a.m. ‐ 5 p.m.
        FDA White Oak Campus – Building 31 Conference Center
        10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993
  • Meeting of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB)
    • Discussions on the status of the Blue Ribbon Panel review of the 2014 variola virus incident and engagement on implementation of the Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern.
      • November 4| 12 p.m. ‐ 3 p.m.
        Teleconference

For more information about this issue of Power Play: Washington Week in Review or more legislative and regulatory updates, contact the Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville Government Relations and Public Policy group at (202) 466-6550.