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CMS Proposed Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for Skin Substitute Grafts/Cellular and Tissue-Based Products for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Venous Leg Ulcers

    LEARN MORE – CMS STATEMENT  LEARN MORE – MCD  LEARN MORE – WOUND REFERENCE                 HOW TO SUBMIT A PUBLIC COMMENT ON LCD (FOR PROVIDERS & PATIENTS) Click here for the CMS website – MCD Search Results (cms.gov) (https://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/search-results.aspx?keyword=dfu&keywordType=starts&areaId=all&docType=P&contractOption=all&sortBy=relevance)   Click on the CMS website link…

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CMS makes it easier to report hospital EDs violating emergency care requirement

  The Biden-Harris Administration has launched a new option for individuals to report potential violations of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). This federal law ensures that hospitals provide emergency medical care to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay or insurance status. If someone believes their EMTALA rights have been violated, they can now easily…

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Justice Department ‘upping its game’ on healthcare antitrust enforcement with new task force

The Justice Department announced the formation of the Antitrust Division’s Task Force on Health Care Monopolies and Collusion (HCMC) on May 9, 2024. This task force will guide the division’s enforcement strategy and policy approach in health care, including policy advocacy, investigations, and civil and criminal enforcement in health care markets12. The HCMC aims to address monopolies and collusive practices that…

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The FTC’s Ban on Noncompete Agreements: Implications for Physicians in the Healthcare Industry

  The recent decision by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to ban noncompete agreements across various industries, including healthcare, heralds significant implications for physicians. This article delves into how this ban might reshape the landscape for doctors: Ban on Noncompete Agreements: The FTC has greenlit a ban on noncompete agreements, slated to take effect in four months,…

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Federal Agencies Launch Portal for Public Reporting of Anticompetitive Practices in Health Care Sector

  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have teamed up to launch HealthyCompetition.gov, a user-friendly online platform designed to facilitate reporting of potentially unfair and anticompetitive practices within the healthcare sector. Purpose:  HealthCompetition.gov addresses anticompetitive behaviors within healthcare markets. Its overarching goal…

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