Health Law Events

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Navigating the Mainstreaming of Psychedelic Drugs in the United States

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Tuesday, October 3, 20231:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET In recent years, an unprecedented level of interest in the promise of psychedelics has taken hold. In the United States, many types of psychedelics are being investigated for use in treating an array of mental health conditions. The U.S. nonprofit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has announced […]

Thursday, October 5, 2023

The Legal, Regulatory and Market Trends Transforming Health Care

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Thursday, October 5, 202312:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. ET From the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) to the overturning of Roe v. Wade to the skyrocketing growth of virtual care, multiple forces are converging to remap the health care landscape. In a new webinar, Manatt Health will draw on the deep-dive legal, policy and market analyses […]

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Emerging Fraudulent Schemes in Health Care: A Guide to Protecting Plan and Provider Organizations

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Tuesday, October 17, 20231:00–2:00 p.m. ET Over the past few years, there has been tightening enforcement and numerous lawsuits driven by the increasingly complex web of federal and state anti-kickback and anti-inducement statutes. In a new CLE-eligible webinar, Manatt Health will guide plans and providers through the emerging landscape of fraudulent health care schemes—and provide […]

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Understanding PBM Reform: A Guide to Congress’s Proposals to Enact Federal PBM Reform Legislation

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Thursday, October 26, 20231:00–2:00 p.m. ET After the enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act, which enables Medicare to negotiate the price of certain prescription drugs, Congress is again attempting to lower the cost of prescription drugs. This time—in a rare bipartisan effort—Congress is focusing on pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). PBMs are third-party “middlemen” contracted by […]

Past Events

Telehealth Licensure: Emerging State Models of Physician Licensure Flexibility for Telehealth

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COVID-19 greatly accelerated the adoption of telehealth, and now three years later, states are exploring new policies to expand or streamline the state licensure process for physicians while ensuring continued authority to regulate and oversee the practice of medicine. In a new webinar, American Medical Association (AMA) President Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH will moderate a panel […]

Mental Health Parity Update: Key Takeaways From the Newest Regulatory Guidance and Litigation Trends

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The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) requires health plans to provide mental health benefits, including coverage for substance use disorders (SUDs), that are in “parity” with medical and surgical benefits. The exploding opioid and SUD crisis coupled with the soaring rates of mental health conditions post-COVID have put mental health parity in […]

Medicaid Coverage Opportunities for Justice-Involved Populations: CMS Guidance and States’ Approaches

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Individuals leaving incarceration have disproportionately higher rates of physical and behavioral health diagnoses and are at higher risk for injury and death compared with people who have not been incarcerated. Race disparities in incarceration further exacerbate health inequities for people of color upon release. Justice-involved individuals often will be released into the community with no […]

False Claims Act 2023: What Every Health Care Entity Working with the Government Needs to Know

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Tuesday, July 181:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET Of the $2.2 billion in False Claims Act (FCA) settlements and judgments that the Department of Justice (DOJ) reported in fiscal year 2022, $1.7 billion related to matters involving the health care industry. That staggering number reflects only federal losses, with the DOJ recovering additional amounts for state Medicaid […]

Health Care and Innovation: Why Not Better and Cheaper? Webinar Series – Missing Innovations

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Useful innovations—particularly those that reduce costs—often fail to take root and spread in the health sector while others of sometimes dubious value proliferate. The first webinar in our innovation series will discuss why valuable innovations sometimes go missing in health care and what to do about it. Key topics include: The economics of innovation in […]

Health Care and Innovation: Why Not Better and Cheaper? Webinar Series: Getting the Most from Transformative Technologies

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From artificial intelligence to telemedicine to gene therapies, health care is experiencing a revolution in technology and innovation. But technology is not destiny. People choose when and how to use the new tools. The second webinar in our innovation series will discuss how to get the most out of transformative technological change in healthcare. Key […]

Delivering Care at Home: Challenges and Approaches to Success Webinar Series

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Join Manatt for a New Webinar Series Guiding You Through the Complexities of Care at Home—and Sharing Best Practices for Effective Delivery. Health care is moving home. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), home care expenditures alone are expected to reach $201 billion by 2028, a 70% increase since 2020. From […]

The Path Forward After the Interoperability and Information Blocking Rules: Successes, Challenges and the Road Ahead

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It has been two years since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office for the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) Final Rules on Interoperability and Information Blocking took effect. During that time, the United States has made tremendous progress on efforts to promote and increase patients’ access to their health […]

Impact of the End of the PHE on Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

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The federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 (PHE) has dramatically transformed the landscape for opioid use disorder and other drug treatment in the United States. In the early months of the pandemic, the federal government used the PHE to give broad flexibility to states and providers to dispense with traditional restrictions on the use of […]

The Changing Landscape of Prior Authorization for Medicare

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On December 6, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule—the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule—that introduces new requirements for health care payers aiming to enhance patient data sharing and streamline the prior authorization process. The rule would require certain payers to digitize their prior authorization process, shorten the timeline […]

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