Leah D'Aurora Richardson

Leah D'Aurora Richardson

K&L Gates LLP

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CMS Finalizes Two New Exceptions and Other Modifications to the Stark Law

On October 30, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) posted a final rule, which was published in the Federal Register on November 16, 2015 (“Final Rule”), modifying the regulations implementing the...more

12/17/2015 - CMS Healthcare Self-Referral Stark Law Timeshare

HRSA Issues 340B Program Omnibus Guidance

On August 28, 2015, the Health Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) published proposed Omnibus Guidance (the “Proposed Guidance”) governing policies related to section 340B of the Public Health Service Act (“PHSA”),...more

9/8/2015 - Affordable Care Act AIDS Compliance Covered Entities Drug Pricing FDA Fee-for-Service GPOs Health Care Providers Healthcare HIV Hospitals HRSA MCOs Medicaid Medicare Omnibus Guidance Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmacies PHSA Prescription Drugs Section 340B Telemedicine

Potential Stark Changes Ahead

On July 15, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published proposed regulations governing policies and payments made under the Physician Fee Schedule for calendar year 2016 (the “Proposed Rule”). In...more

7/27/2015 - CLIA CMS Compliance FQHC Health Care Providers Healthcare Medicaid Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Physicians Rural Health Care Providers Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol Stark Law

Federal Court Enjoins Texas Medical Board from Enforcing More Stringent Telemedicine Rules

On April 10, 2015, the Texas Medical Board (the “Board”) voted to adopt stricter regulations governing the practice of telemedicine, which were scheduled to go into effect June 3, 2015 (the “Revised Regulations”). The Board...more

6/12/2015 - Amended Regulation Antitrust Provisions FTC Health Care Providers Healthcare In-Person Exam Physicians Preliminary Injunctions Standard of Care State Medical Board Telemedicine

SGR Law Creates Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Incentives for Alternative Payment Model Participation

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (“MACRA” or the “Act”), signed into law by President Barrack Obama on April 16, has been touted as one of the most significant Medicare payment reforms in decades, with...more

5/11/2015 - CHIP Health Care Providers Healthcare Hospitals Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization (MACRA) Physician Medicare Reimbursements Physician SGR Formula

OIG Issues Compliance Oversight Guidance for Governing Boards of Health Care Organizations

On April 20, 2015, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), in collaboration with the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the Health Care Compliance Association, issued...more

5/4/2015 - Board of Directors Chief Compliance Officers Corporate Governance Health Care Providers Hospitals New Guidance OIG Oversight Committee

Potential Revisions to North Carolina Medical Board Telemedicine Position Statements on the Horizon

The Policy Committee of the North Carolina Medical Board (“NCMB”) issued proposed revisions to its “Telemedicine” and “Contact with Patients before Prescribing” position statements on September 23, 2014. In short, the...more

10/6/2014 - Electronic Medical Records Electronic Prescribing Healthcare Standard of Care Telemedicine

CMS Issues New Guidance on 2-Midnights Standard and Delays Audits

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a new rule, effective October 1, 2013, under which hospital inpatient admissions are considered reasonable and medically necessary if the physician expects a...more

11/18/2013 - Admissions CMS Healthcare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) MACs

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