DC Medicaid Denial of OUD Treatment ‘Grossly Negligent’

DCBA Law & Policy sent a letter today to District of Columbia Medicaid Director Melisa Byrd informing her that her actions in restricting coverage of and access to buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder are “grossly negligent.” “I wish to provide you notice that [affected Medicaid participants] are at severe risk of relapse […]

DCBA Announces New Article: Impact of State, Federal Opioid Policy

DCBA’s Managing Partner, Michael C. Barnes, authored an article published this week in PAINWeek Journal entitled “I’m Not a Doctor, But I Play One in D.C.: Federal Action and Its Impact on Care.” Barnes’s article discusses the unintended consequences of state and federal opioid policy. The article analyzes changing trends in Washington, state capitals, and […]

DCBA Announces New Article: DOJ Raids of Health Care Providers

DCBA Law & Policy LLP announced today that American University’s Washington College of Law has published in its Legislation & Policy Brief a new article by Managing Partner Michael C. Barnes. Entitled “A More Sensible Surge: Ending DOJ’s Indiscriminate Raids of Health Care Providers,” the article discusses the indiscriminate nature of recent U.S. Department of […]