Health Care Legislation And Regulation To Watch In 2015

By Jeff Overley (January 2, 2015, 5:16 PM EST) -- A busy year of policymaking awaits the health care world, with Congress and regulators poised to tackle Affordable Care Act provisions, anti-fraud policies, Medicare's physician reimbursement system and a controversial drug-discount program.

Here's the legislative and regulatory action to watch in 2015.

OIG Eyes Anti-Fraud Overhaul

Lots of chatter has been directed at a proposed rule released in November by the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with commenters saying it could offer latitude for models of care that would normally incur anti-fraud wrath.

One of the revised safe harbors would affect so-called "gainsharing,"...

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