Although the government shutdown has ended, the likelihood that CMS and other executive branch offices will finalize a series of important 2014 Medicare payment rules by the November 1st statutory deadline is becoming increasingly doubtful. In "Government Shutdown Aftermath: CMS Under Pressure to Finalize Medicare Payment Rules," ML Strategies and Mintz Levin professionals take a closer look at the effect the government shutdown may have on the 2014 final Medicare payment rules and caution that stakeholders should work to ensure that CMS provides adequate time for consideration of industry input regarding the payment rules. Click here to read the Alert.
Theresa C. Carnegie is a Mintz attorney who advises health care clients on a wide array of transactional, regulatory, compliance, fraud and abuse matters, and health law issues. She counsels health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, pharmacies, device manufacturers, and distributors.