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    CMS Finalizes Rules, 116th Congress Preview

     

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    Health Care Set to be Major Issue as Congress Shifts Left
    On November 6, Congressional Democrats took a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time since 2010. As we look a […]

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    HCA approves million $$$ deals
    According to the Oct. 26 edition of the State Register, it was a multi-million dollar week at the West Virginia Health Care Authority.
     
    The HCA approved as complete and under review a CAMC application and a West Virginia University Hospitals application. This step in the approval process means th […]

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    Cannabis
    Most UK physicians refuse to prescribe cannabis. The World News reports, “Only a minority of [United Kingdom] patients who stand to benefit from potentially life-changing medicinal cannabis prescriptions will be able to access it after laws change on 1 November, experts have warned.
     
    “Despite the potential to help tho […]

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    Subcommittee recommends physician payment change
    Physicians with offices in West Virginia and a bordering state may be paid in-state rates for PEIA members visiting their across-the-border offices. Members of the PEIA Task Force Coverage and Plan Subcommittee made this recommendation at an Oct. 29 meeting in Charleston. The recommendat […]

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    OrthoPAC Recaps Election Efforts, Predictions, and Key Races
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    Bills Introduced to End […]

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    From The Well…
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

     

     

    Cannabis
    Concerns about medical marijuana becoming legal in July of next year. WTRF reports, “Medical marijuana is still expected to become fully legal in West Virginia by July of next year, but there are some concerns on wh […]

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    From The Well…
    Monday, October 22, 2018

     

     

    HCA schedules hearing on WVU Hospitals transplant CON
    According to a State Register filing, the Health Care Authority has scheduled a hearing for West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.’s, application for a certificate o […]

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    From The Well…
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

     

     

    Cannabis
    BBC examines losers, winners in legalized Canadian cannabis. The BBC reports, “Canada has become the second nation to fully legalise recreational cannabis. The end of prohibition means Canadian adults will be able […]

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    From The Well…
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

     

     

    Cannabis
    Canadian Indigenous pot superstore entrepreneur has trouble finding employees. The Star reports, “Tim Barnhart has a problem that few Indigenous entrepreneurs before him have ever experienced.
     
    “With annua […]

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    Sports bill signed into law; Congress passes opioid bill

     

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    AAOS-Led Sports Bill Signed Into Law

     

    The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R.302) was signed into law on October 5, after more than five years of tireles […]