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Steven Schnelle focuses his practice on regulatory and transactional matters involving health care providers and suppliers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical firms, device manufacturers, and market innovators. Read Steven Schnelle's full bio.

CMS Proposes Heightened Penalties and Additional Requirements Under the Hospital Price Transparency Rule


By and on Sep 28, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

On July 19, 2021, US President Joe Biden’s administration released a proposed rule that would increase penalties for hospitals that do not comply with the Hospital Price Transparency Rule, effective January 1, 2022. According to McDermott’s Emily Jane Cook and Steven J. Schnelle, the proposed rule also provides certain potentially burdensome clarifications and requests comment...

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Court Issues Permanent Injunction Blocking Medicare 340B Payment Cuts


By , , and on Jan 22, 2019
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

The US District Court for the District of Columbia recently held that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) exceeded its authority by reducing Medicare payment rates for 340B drugs, but, because of the budget-neutral nature of the cuts, the court left implementation details of its order temporarily unresolved to avoid disrupting administration of...

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