Melesa Freerks

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Medicare Announces Pay Increases for Psychiatric, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Providers in Fiscal Year 2015

According to the rules released last Thursday by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare will increase payment to inpatient psychiatric hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and skilled nursing...more

8/7/2014 - CMS Healthcare Medicare Nurses Psychiatric Hospitals

Healthcare Law: What Every Provider Should Know

Healthcare is an incredibly broad, diverse and dynamic industry. Because of the breadth in the field, providers are surrounded by a wide array of legal issues relating to: employment contracts, taxes, business structure,...more

6/30/2014 - Anti-Kickback Statute False Claims Act Healthcare HHS HIPAA Hospitals Physicians Stark Law

CMS and ONC Propose Rule to Help Providers Make Use of EHR and to Extend Timeline for Meaningful Use

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced a proposed rule, on May 20, 2014, that would allow providers more flexibility...more

5/29/2014 - CMS Data Protection EHR Healthcare HIPAA Medicaid Medicare ONC PHI

Could a Recent CMS Deregulation Regulation Save Health Care Providers $8 Billion?

As part of President Obama’s regulatory lookback initiative, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule last week (the “Rule”) that overhauled numerous staffing regulations affecting hospitals...more

5/15/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Executive Orders Healthcare Healthcare Reform

Finally…FDASIA Health IT Regulation Report Released

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC, together with FDA and ONC, the...more

4/16/2014 - Data Protection FCC FDA FDASIA Health Information Technologies Healthcare HHS Medical Devices ONC

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