The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for physician-owned hospitals seeking to avail themselves of the “whole hospital” exception or “rural provider” exception to the Stark Law to report...more
Physician-owned hospitals that seek to avail themselves of the “whole hospital” exception or “rural provider” exception to the federal physician self-referral law, commonly known as the Stark Law, should carefully review...more
On February 4, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to reform Medicare regulations that CMS views as unnecessary, obsolete, and/or excessively burdensome on hospitals and health care...more
The Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published today the much anticipated final omnibus rule implementing the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health...more
On November 1, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (“CMS”) issued three final rules, to be effective January 1, 2013, that implement a number of Medicare and Medicaid payment changes for 2013 and 2014.