CMS’s Final Rule To Reduce Regulatory Burden on Providers Arrives at OMB – On January 9, 2014, CMS delivered a final rule, titled Part II—Regulatory Provisions To Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction (CMS-3267-F), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The final rule purports to implement reforms in Medicare regulations that CMS has identified as unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome on health care providers and beneficiaries. For more information, please see OMB’s List of Regulatory Actions Under Review for the Department of Health and Human Services.
Sara Kay Wheeler To Become President of HCCA/SCCE – We are proud and pleased to announce that at a recent meeting of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) and the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), King & Spalding Partner, Sara Kay Wheeler was elected to the officer position of Second Vice President. The HCCA/SCCE Second Vice President serves on the Executive Committee of the Board and will automatically transition to First Vice President and President over the course of the next two years. Ms. Wheeler is expected to serve as the HCCA/SCCE President beginning on November 1, 2015. The HCCA is the largest nonprofit trade association serving ethics and compliance professionals in the health care industry and has over 10,000 members. SCCE is a trade association serving ethics and compliance professionals in various industries and has over 2500 members.