Kelly Cavazos Barreto

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New Law Continues to Require Out-of-Network Facility-Based Physicians to Notify Patients of Mediation Rights

Early last week, Gov. Greg Abbott signed SB 481 into law. The new law, which will become effective on September 1st, gives Texas consumers the option to mediate medical bills that they receive from out-of-network...more

6/24/2015 - Billing Healthcare Mediation New Legislation Out of Network Provider Physicians

HHS Proposes New Safe Harbor Rules, Revises Others

Last week the Department of Health & Human Services ("HHS") issued a proposed rule amending the safe harbor regulations promulgated under the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b(b). The proposed rule would...more

10/13/2014 - Anti-Kickback Statute Healthcare HHS Safe Harbors

CMS Releases Long-Awaited Details for Sunshine Act Compliance

The Physician Payment Sunshine Act (the "Act") was enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for the purpose of promoting transparency between the medical industry and health care providers. It...more

2/12/2014 - Affordable Care Act CHIP CMS Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicaid Medicare Sunshine Act

Providers Beware: Exchange Products May Mean Increased Risk for Your Business

State health insurance exchanges are virtual marketplaces that were created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") to allow private insurance companies to sell qualified health plans ("QHP") meeting...more

10/17/2013 - Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Open Enrollment Qualified Health Plans

Sunshine Act Requires Reporting All Payments to Physicians

Beginning August 1, 2013, manufacturers of Medicare or Medicaid covered drugs, medical devices, biologicals and medical supplies must collect and make publicly available data on physicians and teaching hospitals with whom the...more

6/27/2013 - CHIP CMS Healthcare Medicaid Medical Devices Medicare Physician Payments Sunshine Act

Act Quickly To Retain Eminent Domain Authority

Public and private entities in Texas that currently have the authority to exercise eminent domain — including many hospital districts, municipal hospital authorities, and county hospital authorities — will need to act quickly...more

12/18/2012 - Eminent Domain Hospitals Municipalities

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