In Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) news, the CFPB published its Summer 2019 supervisory highlights, and focused on auto loan originations, credit card account management, debt collection, credit furnishing and mortgage originations.
Editor’s Note: In March 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued sweeping new regulations governing Title X funding, a federal grant program that is a major source of financing for family planning services.
The analysis focuses on state efforts to improve access to high-quality, evidence-based treatment for persons with a substance use disorder (SUD) or the need for comprehensive, multidisciplinary, multimodal pain care, and to increase access to naloxone to save lives from overdose.
Earlier this year, the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued proposed rules implementing the information blocking prohibition in the 21st Century Cures Act.
The return on investment (ROI) of telehealth programs can vary dramatically among organizations.
On August 26, 2019, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, District Court Judge Thad Balkman issued a 42-page decision ordering Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $570 million for harm it allegedly caused the state of Oklahoma by marketing its opioid products.
On September 10, 2019, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the federal Department of Health and Human Services posted OIG Advisory Opinion 19-04 (the Opinion), which addressed two proposed arrangements between providers and a technology company.
In FY 2018, the federal government won or negotiated more than $2.3 billion in healthcare fraud judgments and settlements.
Editor’s Note: A new rule from the IRS and other federal agencies could kick off the same kind of transformation for employer-sponsored health insurance that turned traditional pension plans into employee-directed 401(k)s.
Editor’s Note: Dual eligibles—those eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid—are among the most costly and complex enrollees in both programs.