Amy Hooper Kearbey

Amy Hooper Kearbey

McDermott Will & Emery

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CMS Finalizes Stark Law Amendments

On November 16, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule with comment period in the Federal Register at 80 Fed. Reg. 70,886, which includes a...more

11/25/2015 - Amended Regulation CMS Exceptions Physician Compensation Arrangements Physician-Owned Hospitals Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol Stark Law

CMS Proposes Stark Law Amendments, Requests Comments on Whether Stark Law Is Barrier to Health Care Reform

On July 8, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend its regulations implementing and interpreting the Stark Law (the Proposed Rule). 80 Fed. Reg. 41,686,...more

7/28/2015 - CMS Comment Period FQHC Health Care Providers Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicaid Medicare Nurse Practitioners Patient Referrals Physician Compensation Arrangements Physician-Owned Hospitals Physicians Proposed Regulation Rural Health Care Providers Stark Law

OIG Proposes Expanding Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbors and Revising Civil Monetary Penalty Regulations

On October 2, 2014, the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) published a proposed rule containing revisions to both the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) safe harbors and the civil...more

10/8/2014 - Affordable Care Act Anti-Kickback Statute Civil Monetary Penalty Cost-Sharing Healthcare Medicare Part D OIG Pharmacies Proposed Regulation Safe Harbors Waivers

OCR Issues Final Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Enforcement Rules to Implement the HITECH...

On January 25, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule (Final Rule) containing modifications to the privacy standards (Privacy Rule), security...more

2/21/2013 - Business Associates Covered Entities Data Breach Data Protection Enforcement GINA HHS HIPAA HITECH Notice Requirements OCR PHI Privacy Rule

HIPAA De-Identification Guidance

Office of Civil Rights has released additional guidance addressing the de-identification of protected health information in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Covered entities should review their current...more

12/12/2012 - Compliance De-Identification Health Care Providers Healthcare HIPAA HITECH OCR PHI

Essential Health Benefits Proposed Rule: Additional Detail with Few Surprises

The essential health benefits proposed rule, issued on November 20, 2012, defines the so-called Essential Health Benefits Package, composed of essential health benefits, cost-sharing limitations and actuarial value...more

12/3/2012 - Affordable Care Act Essential Health Benefits HHS Qualified Benefit Plans

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