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“Double Dip” Effectively Approved by Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Last week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Release No. 104 to Manufacturers and Release No. 180, which invalidated earlier agency releases addressing the treatment under the Medicaid drug rebate program of Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) purchases by Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities.

New VA Policy Regarding TAA Non-Compliant Covered Drugs

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced a fundamental shift in policy that will now require manufacturers to list Veterans Health Care Act (VHCA) covered drugs (i.e., innovators) on Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts, even where the country of origin of the covered drug is a non-designated country under the Trade Agreements Act (TAA).

GSA Holds Public Meeting to Discuss Proposed Rule to Eliminate the Price Reductions Clause

The General Services Administration (GSA) held a public meeting on Friday, April 17, 2015, to discuss its recently proposed rule that, if implemented, would do away with the Price Reductions Clause (PRC) and replace it with a requirement that vendors report their pricing and other transactional data for covered government sales on a monthly basis.

GSA proposes to require monthly reporting of transactional data and establish a pilot program to exempt certain products and services from the Price Reductions Clause

Last month, the General Services Administration (GSA) published a proposed rule that, if finalized, would do away with one of the most burdensome compliance requirements posed by Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts.1 Specifically, through the proposed rule, the GSA seeks to modify the Price Reductions Clause (PRC) 2 to exempt from its application certain contracts,

When Is Small Business “Size” Determined?

Many small business government contractors do business with the Federal Government through Federal Supply Schedule contracts or other types of long-term task or delivery order contracts.  Federal agencies often will conduct task or delivery order competitions under these types of contracts that are restricted to small business contract holders.  The Court of Federal Claims recently

Hogan Lovells Hosts WMACCA Government Contractors Forum on Commercial Item Contracting

On July 24, 2012, the Northern Virginia Office of Hogan Lovells will host the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association’s Government Contractors Forum entitled, “Commercial Item Government Contracting – To Be (Commercial), Or Not To Be (Commercial), That Is the Question.” Michael F. Mason, a Partner in our Government Contracts Practice, will join a panel