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
In This Update:
- I. For Informational Purposes Only
- II. Certificate of Need Program
- III. Reviewability Determinations and Pending Reviewability Determinations
- IV. Old Business
CMS released its Calendar Year (CY) 2014 Proposed Rule for outpatient services furnished in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs). CMS anticipates that payments under the outpatient perspective payment system...more
Making its most strongly worded statement to date, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a Special Fraud Alert on Physician-Owned Entities on March 26, 2013, calling...more
The proposed rule, issued on February 7, 2013, would make reforms to existing Medicare regulations applicable to hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, intermediate care facilities for individuals who are intellectually...more
On February 4, 2013, CMS proposed certain reforms to Medicare regulations that would eliminate or change rules seen as unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome on hospitals and other health care providers. The...more
In This Presentation:
• How To Redeem Physician Owners, And Under What Terms?
• How To Minimize Legal/Regulatory Risk When All “Safe Harbor” Requirements Are Not Being Followed?
• Structuring Anesthesia Arrangements...more
A recent revision to the Medicare Program Integrity Manual (MPIM) states that physicians and non-physician practitioners may reassign benefits to an ambulatory surgical center (ASC), if the arrangement complies with a...more