Accreditation

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Senior Care Franchises: Important Regulatory News

Effective July 1, a home health agency that is not Medicare or Medicaid certified and does not provide skilled care is exempt from the requirement to be accredited in 400.471(2)(h), Florida Statutes. An amendment was passed...more

Captive Insurance Trade Association Opposes Proposed Revisions To The National Standards For State Accreditation

In a letter dated May 19, 2014, the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) urged the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to reject proposed revisions to the definition of “multi-state reinsurer” in...more

Vermont Amends Law Governing Credit For Reinsurance

Vermont has amended its law governing how ceding insurers take credit for reinsurance within the state. The law, in part, implements new eligibility requirements for assuming insurers to be accredited reinsurers and requires...more

Unified Residency Accreditation System To Be Launched

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) will be forming a unified, single...more

Department of Education Publishes Change to NACIQI Schedule

Earlier today, the Department of Education published a notice in the Federal Register (78 FR 68832) announcing revisions to the agenda for the December 12-13, 2013 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional...more

Next Accreditation System – Interview with Andy Roth, Member, Mintz Levin [Video]

Attorney Andy Roth, Member of Mintz Levin's Health Law Practice, explains the changes to the ACGME’s accreditation methodology with the adoption of the Next Accreditation System (NAS). ...more

Health Law Alert - OBS Rental Rules Called Into Question

Not long after the passage of the laws permitting physicians to operate accredited office based surgery practices (“OBSPs”), the Department of Health (the “Department”) Website included a list of “Frequently Asked Questions”...more

Preparing a Hospital or Health System for Sale or Partnership Transactions – Part Two

The consolidation trend in hospital and health systems continues. To address perceived inefficiencies and quality of care issues, hospitals are attempting to form larger enterprises to create scale, expand geographically,...more

Crowdfunding Part 3(B): Alternatives— Accredited Crowdfunding Platform #1

We’ve been talking about crowdfunding for a while now, and we’ve started discussing alternatives to the crowdfunding exemption in Title III of the JOBS Act because that exemption is technically not final yet. Last time we...more

Legal Alert: New York Adopts Holding Company Act Amendments

On July 31, 2013, Governor Cuomo signed into law New York Assembly Bill 7807A, which adopts key changes to the regulation of insurance holding company systems in New York under Article 15 of the New York Insurance Law and the...more

CMS Approves New Hospital Accrediting Organization

On July 26, 2013, CMS approved the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) as a national hospital accrediting organization. Effective July 26, 2013 through July 26, 2017, hospitals seeking participation in the...more

Legislative Update: Important Changes to Assembly Bill 434

This bill allows those with a degree from an accredited architectural program to ?become registered as an interior designer.? What are the important changes in the bill?? The passage of this bill allows those who...more

What’s Next for Graduate Medical Education Accreditation? One System.

Graduate medical education programs and residents should be getting used to change by now. Last year, the ACGME introduced the Next Accreditation System, and then eight months later, it announced it was developing a unified...more

New York Insurance Holding Company Regulation Amendments to take effect on June 23, 2013

The New York Department of Financial Services has adopted amendments to its insurance holding company regulation, which are intended to (i) harmonize the regulation to the NAIC’s Model Insurance Holding Company System...more

The ACGME Accreditation System: Today and Tomorrow

Originally published in University Business Magazine on March 7, 2013. Every teaching hospital and academic medical center knows that the process of becoming accredited and re-accredited by the Accreditation Council...more

You Should Know - January 2013

In This Issue: - Child Care Crisis - Tools to Choose - Exclusive Interview - Excerpt from Five-Step Guide to Quality Providers - Safety, Cost Challenges to Child Care: Finding affordable and safe daycare...more

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