Ari Markenson

Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP 50 Main Street, Suite 1000
White Plains, New York 10606, United States

OSHA – New Nursing Home and Residential Care Facility National Emphasis Program

On April 5, 2012, OSHA announced its new national emphasis program targeting nursing home and residential care facilities. This program is similar to the program OSHA embarked on in 2003-2004. However, the new program will also…more
| Administrative Law, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Health Care Provider – Vendor Agreements: Have you looked at them lately?

Health care providers enter into agreements with vendors on a daily basis. Providers have agreements with suppliers for items and services, such as - durable medical equipment, medical supplies, EKG/Holter monitoring services…more
| Administrative Law, Health

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 ("PPACA") Includes Mandatory Compliance and Ethics Program Requirements for Nursing Home Providers

New statutory provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, H.R. 3590 ("PPACA") require compliance programs for for nursing homes. PPACA includes two separate mandatory requirements that apply to nursing…more
| Administrative Law, Health

Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies Activities in the OIG's 2011 Work Plan

On October 1, 2010, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) released its Work Plan for 2011. The OIG releases its work plan for each year in advance of the coming…more
| Administrative Law, Health

Home Health Agency Activities in the OIG's 2011 Work Plan

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (the “OIG”) released its Work Plan for 2011 on October 1, 2010. The Work Plan sets forth various enforcement priorities and issues that…more
| Administrative Law, Health

Skilled Nursing Facility Activities in the OIG's 2011 Work Plan

On October 1, 2010, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") released its Work Plan for 2011. The OIG releases its work plan for each year in advance of the coming year. The work…more
| Administrative Law, Health

OIG Addresses Free Third Party Payor Pre-Authorization Services for Physicians and Patients in Advisory Opinion 10-13

On August 24, 2010, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") released its Advisory Opinion 10-13. The opinion addresses a hospital's proposal to provide free third party payor…more
| Administrative Law, Health

Skilled nursing facility deficiencies: Provider rights and practical considerations

An understanding of the rights, obligations, and issues in the skilled nursing facility/nursing facility (SNF/NF) survey process is an essential tool for compliance professionals who work for providers with SNF/NF operations. …more
| Administrative Law, Health

Issue Brief: Individuals Excluded from Federal Health Care Programs or Federal Contracting: Protecting Your Organization

The enforcement of penalties for employing or contracting with individuals or businesses that are excluded from Federal Health Care Programs or Federal contracts seems to be on an upswing. While this is not a new issue, there…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Remedies, Government Contracting, Health

Summary of Certain Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 That Are Noteworthy for Continuing Care Providers

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the "Health Reform Bill") is full of new issues for continuing care providers. This article summarizes just a few provisions worth noting and does not represent a…more
| Administrative Law, Health

OIG Addresses Financial Incentives for Employees and Residents who Refer New Residents to CCRCs in Advisory Opinion 10-05

On May 19, 2010, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") released its Advisory Opinion 10-05. The opinion addresses a financial incentive or "Rewards" program (the "Arrangement")…more
| Administrative Law, Health

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 ("Health Reform Bill") Changes the Timely Submission Requirements for Medicare Claims

Section §6404 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, H.R. 3590 (the "Health Reform Bill") changes the longstanding rules relating to the timeliness of filing Medicare claims. Historically, providers and…more
| Administrative Law, Health

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 ("Health Reform Bill") Includes Face to Face Practitioner Encounter Requirements for Home Health and Durable Medical Equipment Providers

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, H.R. 3590 (the "Health Reform Bill") includes statutory provisions requiring face to face practitioner encounters for home health certifications and prior to the provision…more
| Administrative Law, Health

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 ("Health Reform Bill") Includes Mandatory Compliance and Ethics Program Requirements for Nursing Home Providers

elements of an effective compliance program. 65 Fed. Reg. 14289. In September 2008 the OIG published supplemental compliance program guidance for nursing facilities setting forth risk areas for nursing home providers. 73 Fed…more
| Administrative Law, Health

he Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 ("Health Reform Bill") Includes Significant Disclosure Provisions for Nursing Home Providers

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, H.R. 3590 (the "Health Reform Bill") includes significant disclosure of ownership and related transparency provisions for skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities…more
| Administrative Law, Health
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