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The CMS will is­sue a rule re­quir­ing health­care providers to de­velop dis­charge plans for all Medi­care in­pa­tients and cer­tain out­pa­tients.

The CMS will is­sue a fi­nal rule on 2017 cost and qual­ity bench­mark­ing for ac­count­able care or­ga­ni­za­tions in the Medi­care Shared Sav­ings Pro­gram.

The U.S. Equal Em­ploy­ment Op­por­tu­nity Com­mis­sion will is­sue a rule clar­i­fy­ing that em­ploy­ers offering well­ness pro­grams as part of their health plans may pro­vide lim­ited fi­nan­cial and other in­cen­tives in ex­change for an em­ployee’s spouse pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion about his or her cur­rent or past health sta­tus.

The Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Preven­tion will fi­nal­ize guide­lines for physi­cians who pre­scribe opi­oid pain med­i­ca­tions.

The FDA will release fi­nal guide­lines on the nam­ing of biosim­i­lar prod­ucts, in­clud­ing re­quir­ing unique non­pro­pri­etary names to en­sure con­sumers can dif­fer­en­ti­ate be­tween prod­ucts.

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