Bloomberg Law (select stories)

Scoops

Trump Wants 90% Drop in New HIV Infections, Near-Universal Care“-October 30, 2019 (first to obtain a copy of the targets for the HIV initiative)

Kickback, Referral Rules Coming as Doctors Seek Clarity“-October 9, 2019 (broke news that two rules were being released with details of when, where, and who would make the announcement an hour before any other reporters)

Pelosi Plan Would Have Medicare Negotiate 250 Drugs’ Prices (1)“-September 9, 2019 (first to obtain a copy of the Pelosi drug pricing bill, co-written)

When Drug Prices Jump, So Does Trump—If He Sees It on the News“-August 13, 2019 (exclusive information about the events leading to three regulatory announcements, co-written)

Trump Kills Drug Rebate ‘Safe Harbor’ Rule That Favored Pharma (5)“-July 11, 2019 (had exclusive information about the decision-making process within the White House and their planned next steps)

Adam Boehler, Who Championed Value-Based Care, to Leave HHS (3)“-July 10, 2019 (broke the news that a top HHS official was leaving the department and being nominated to an international post)

White House Silent to Congress on Obamacare; Subpoenas Next Step“-May 28, 2019 (broke news of no response to inquiry and next step of subpoena)

Top Antitrust Lawmaker Takes Aim at Health-Care Consolidation“-March 11, 2019 (over 44,000 Twitter impressions, one of the top stories on Bloomberg Law)

Ocasio-Cortez, Joaquin Castro Plan Bill to Block Trump’s Emergency Declaration“-February 13, 2019 (Bloomberg News story)

Nonprofit Hospitals Exempt From Taxes, Not From Hill Scrutiny (1)“-February 13, 2019 (broke news of an investigation more than two weeks before it’s official announcement)

House Judiciary Panel to Probe Competition in Health Care“-February 5, 2019 (46,000 Twitter impressions)

HHS Goal: Be Bold With Physician Self-Referral Reforms“-September 6, 2018 (exclusive sit-down interview with HHS deputy secretary)

Enterprise

Dream Team Pushes HHS Policy Envelope With High Risk of Lawsuits (1)“-August 28, 2019

Idaho Running Out of Time as Feds Weigh Health Coverage Shift“-August 27, 2019 (first to report on the concerns from CMS that led to the Idaho waiver being deemed incomplete)

Sanctioned Hospital Monopolies Maintain Rural Health-Care Access“-July 26, 2019

Congress Overlooking Some Tactics Used to Keep Drug Prices High“-July 9, 2019 (co-written)

HIV, Hepatitis Outbreaks Hit West Virginia As Opioid Funds Lag“-July 5, 2019

Trump Officials Thwart Democrats’ Inquiries on Health Policy“-June 21, 2019 (exclusive analysis of oversight letter responses obtained by Bloomberg Law)

Cornyn, Running for Re-Election, Gets in Pharma’s Crosshairs“-June 12, 2019

Keeping Hospital Market Competitive Is an Uphill Battle for FTC“-June 6, 2019

Verma Avoids Hill Spotlight as Democrats Tackle Drug Costs“-May 24, 2019

Subpoena on Trump Obamacare Stance a Dilemma for Democrats“-May 20, 2019

Fertility Practices, Coverage Lacking for Transgender People“-May 17, 2019

Labeling Fentanyl as Mass Weapon May Further Curb Medical Uses“-April 26, 2019

Obamacare Filing Breaks All Kinds of Justice Department Norms“-April 1, 2019 (exclusive information from interviews with multiple former DOJ attorneys, over 23,000 Twitter impressions, top story for Bloomberg Law)

Organ Transplant Disability Bias Gets Second Look Under Trump“-March 29, 2019 (exclusive interview with HHS Office for Civil Rights Director Roger Severino, over 28,000 Twitter impressions)

“Campaign Cash Follows GOP Senator Who May Be Drug-Price Firewall”-December 7, 2018 (involved data analysis and graphics)

Medicare for All Tough Pill for Many House Democrats to Swallow“-November 27, 2018 (involved data analysis and graphics)

Six Congressional Committees to Watch in 2019“-November 16, 2018 (Bloomberg Businessweek byline)

Democrats Need to Refine Health Care Messaging for 2020 Race“-November 8, 2018 (wrap-up of 2018 election)

Democrats Could Make Deal With Trump to Cut Drug Prices—or Not“-November 7, 2018

Health Records Adapting to Meet Transgender Needs“-August 6, 2018

“Medicare Pay Uncertainty Limits Gender Reassignment Surgery”-July 19, 2018 (involved data analysis and graphics)

“Aging HIV Population Confronts High Drug Costs, Taxes Medicare”-June 28, 2018 (involved over 16 interviews, data analysis and graphics, over 24,000 Twitter impressions)

Policy Stories

Overdose Deaths Drop Sharply in States Hard Hit by Opioid Crisis (1)“-October 30, 2019

Vaping Bans Advance in Congress With Illnesses Likely to Rise“-October 16, 2019 (Bloomberg News story)

Medicare Looks for Competitive Rates Under Trump’s Latest Order (1)“-October 4, 2019

House Democrats Push Forward With Drug-Price Negotiation Bill“-October 17, 2019 (Bloomberg News story)

Eased Opioid Treatment Record-Sharing Proposed by Health Agency“-August 22, 2019

Lawmakers’ Plans for Lower Drug Prices Leave Uninsured Behind“-April 30, 2019

House Democrats Take Aim at ‘Unlawful’ Trump Obamacare Move (1)“-February 13, 2019

Child Separation Report Further Fuels Demands for House Hearings“-January 17, 2019 (breaking news)

Senate Stops ‘Gag’ on Discussing Cheaper Drugs at Pharmacy (Corrected)“-September 17, 2018