Category Archives: Health Law

Bipartisan Budget Act: Focus on Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Health Policy Provisions

The new Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (the Act), recently signed into law by President Trump, includes extensive Medicare, Medicaid, and other health policy and payment provisions.  Policy changes that will be welcome to health care providers and manufacturers include:  repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB); elimination of the Medicare outpatient therapy caps; Stark Act revisions; and extension of various expired Medicare payment provisions.  On the other hand, the Act includes significant Medicare and Medicaid offsets, such as: reduced Medicare provider payment updates; increased Medicaid rebate obligations with respect to line extension drugs; cuts in Medicaid disproportionate share hospital allotments; changes to manufacturer discount obligations in the Medicare Part D “donut hole”; and inclusion of hospice care in the hospital post-acute transfer policy.  Moreover, the Act once again significantly increases penalties for….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Brain Death Forsaken: Growing Conflict and New Legal Challenges

My new 61-page article "Brain Death Forsaken: Growing Conflict and New Legal Challenges" has now been published in the  Journal of Legal Medicine 37(3-4): 265-324... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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"E.U. Regulation Will Revolutionize Global Data Privacy. How Will This Affect The Regulated Cannabis Sector?"

In prior posts here and here, I spotlighted articles published at the Cannabis Law Report discussing federal tax treatment of cannabis businesses authored by Chris Nani, a student in my Marijuana Law & Policy seminar last semester. I am now pleased and proud to spotlight that Chris Nani has branched…<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/MarijuanaLaw/~4/W-3C3_eOjHE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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American Legion continues to push federal government for more research on how marijuana can help veterans

This new article from The Cannabist, headlined "Veterans group ratchets up pressure on White House and Congress to support medical marijuana research: The American Legion wants the federal government to focus on cannabis as potential treatment for PTSD and other ailments," reports on notable new comments from a notable old…<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/MarijuanaLaw/~4/Rl4Fl82gg7s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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New report from SAM and affiliate assembles data to highlight problems in Colorado after legalization

Via email I received notice of a new report on the impact of marijuana legalization in Ohio. Here are part of the email with links from the original: The Marijuana Accountability Coalition (MAC), along with Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), launched a new report today examining marijuana legalization in Colorado,…<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/MarijuanaLaw/~4/JGmdOz2s7mo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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