Matt Klein

Medicaid Takes the Spotlight In DOJ Stark Law Case

Hospitals and physicians rarely enter into a referral relationship involving Medicare patients without first considering the Stark law, but until recently, the government's enforcement efforts largely ignored Medicaid. Now,…more

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Managing the IT Transition in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures

Successfully completing a major transaction such as a merger, acquisition, or divestiture is a tall order. Integrating information technology issues and involving the respective information technology departments is a vitally…more

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Navigating a Changing Provider Payment Landscape

Regulatory overhauls are in full swing, particularly in the areas of reimbursement, technology, and accountability. Concern over the changing landscape has renewed health care providers' interest in discussions regarding…more

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Supremes Rebuke West Virginia's Highest Court

This was the message the U.S. Supreme Court made clear in its per curiam opinion in last month's Marmet Health Care Center v. Brown, in which the court rebuffed West Virginia's attempt to carve out an exception to the…more

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CMS Implementing New Medicare Quality Requirements

One key concept in Medicare reform is to base payments on the quality of care, rather than the quantity. In other words, Medicare payments in the future will in part be based on the results providers achieve for patients,…more

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HHS to Define Equal Access Clause

On December 3, 2010, the acting United States Solicitor General filed the long-awaited amicus curiae brief of the United States in the case of Maxwell-Jolly v. Independent Living Centers of California. Independent Living…more

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Healthcare Regulations: Compliance is a Must

Lawmakers have a knack for regulating the business of healthcare with a host of unique laws. As a result, transactions that are customary in other industries may be blatantly illegal when attempted in healthcare. If you are…more

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