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Potential Lasting Solutions for Health Care

February 26, 2021 Media Mentions

On February 26, Boston Business Journal published an article, "There Has to be a Better Way," discussing potential lasting solutions for behavioral health care and surprise billing. Health care attorney Jim Roosevelt states in the article that "the provisions build off federal reforms to surprise billing, and will lead to lasting change," referring to Governor Charlie Baker's signed bill last month to help the issues.

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Massachusetts Insurers Receive $100M from Obamacare

On March 11, 2021 Boston Business Journal published an article, "Feds have paid Mass. insurers over $100M from Obamacare settlement," discussing that the cash influx could reduce premium increases in the third quarter of...

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HHS Confirms Providers’ Right to 340B Discount Pricing for Contract Pharmacies

As a holiday gift to providers, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) General Counsel recently issued a strongly worded Advisory Opinion indicating that federal law requires drug manufacturers to deliver covered...

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Massachusetts Health Care Bill Makes Several Significant Changes

While you were celebrating the New Year, Governor Baker signed Chapter 260 of the Acts of 2020, an “Act promoting a resilient health care system that puts patients first,” the result of the Legislature’s...

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340B Providers Get Partial Relief from New Dispute Resolution Regulation

1. 340B ADR Process Established At long last, more than ten years after Congress directed it to do so, HHS has finalized an alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) process for both providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers...

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Biden Administration and the Affect on Massachusetts Health Care

On January 22, Boston Business Journal published an article, "Here's how a Biden administration will affect Mass. health care," explaining local health care experts' high hopes for President Joe Biden's administration and how it...

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Hospital Price Transparency Rule: Full Steam Ahead

Neither COVID-19 nor continued legal challenges appear likely to derail the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ( CMS) Hospital Price Transparency Rule from going into effect on January 1, 2021. Hospitals therefore should...

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Verrill Welcomes Health Care Attorney Alicia Siani

(February 2, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome health care attorney Alicia Siani to the firm’s Boston, Massachusetts office. Siani represents clients in a wide range of regulatory issues, including HIPAA privacy matters...

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“If I've told you once, I've told you eight times…” HHS OIG Issues Another Audit Report on Hospitals’ Failure to Report Credits for Explanted Cardiac Devices and Lays the Groundwork Collection of Overpayments

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Pharmaceutical Compounding: a History, Regulatory Overview, and Systematic Review of Compounding Errors

In November 2020, Alicia Siani co-authored with C. James Watson, James D. Whitledge, and Michele M. Burns "Pharmaceutical Compounding: a History, Regulatory Overview, and Systematic Review of Compounding Errors," published in Journal of Medical...

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Verrill Ranked in American Bar Association’s Health Law Top 10 in the Northeast

(January 19, 2021) – Verrill was recently ranked third in the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section's Eighth Annual Top 10 Recognition for the Northeast Region. This is the sixth consecutive year that...

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