Past Newsletters

The Next Step in 1332 Section Waiver Changes
Healthcare In Transition | Dec. 5, 2018 | Healthcare

The Departments of Treasury and Health and Human Services recently released four new Section 1332 “waiver concepts” to illustrate how states might take advantage of recently-released guidance to improve flexibility

Tech Giants Poised to Shift Healthcare Landscape
Healthcare In Transition | Dec. 5, 2018 | Healthcare

Tech companies are banging down the doors of the healthcare industry, infiltrating different pieces of a complicated system in an effort to inject innovation into care delivery and data storage

An Update on Prescription Drug Legislation
Healthcare In Transition | Dec. 5, 2018 | Healthcare

Legislative and regulatory efforts to reduce drug costs is a top priority for both Democrats and Republicans in the next Congress, and it’s one of the few issues that could

How Disruptive is Medicare for All?
Healthcare In Transition | Dec. 5, 2018 | Healthcare, Single Payer

It’s no secret that a government-controlled healthcare system would be disruptive—not only to the 156 million Americans with employer-sponsored healthcare, but also to those whom would be taxed to fund

1332 Section Waiver Changes
Healthcare In Transition | Nov. 8, 2018 | Healthcare

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new guidance on Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers under the ACA with the goal of reducing burdens on states applying for

ACA Reform Legislation Tracker as of October 2018
Healthcare In Transition | Nov. 8, 2018 | Healthcare

Our legal team at Steptoe & Johnson tracks healthcare reform bills as they are introduced in Congress. Check out the most recent updates as of October on the first page

Drug Pricing on TV
Healthcare In Transition | Nov. 8, 2018 | Healthcare

The CMS proposed that drug manufacturers be required to disclose the list prices of drugs covered by Medicare or Medicaid in TV ads. In particular, manufacturers would have to include

Pharmacy Supply Chain: What You Need to Know
Healthcare In Transition | Nov. 8, 2018 | Drug Pricing

Pharmacy Supply Chain: What You Need to Know Despite the Trump administration’s push to lower drug prices, costs have not yet decreased. Lack of consensus regarding how to approach the

Midterm Implications for Healthcare
Healthcare In Transition | Nov. 8, 2018 | ACA, Government Affairs, Healthcare

Healthcare proved significant to voters on Tuesday, but it was not quite pivotal. Democrats scored a majority in the House, while Republicans expanded their majority in the Senate. Hence, legislative