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North Carolina CON Activity and Opportunity Report

by Williams Mullen on

February 2017 was a busy month for Certificate of Need (CON) in North Carolina, and opportunities will continue to extend across the calendar year and into 2018. OR/Surgery Center Activity - In February, new...more

OIG Work Plan Series Installment Two - Long Term Care - Nursing Homes, Hospice, and Home Health

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

In early November 2015, the Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its 2016 Work Plan, which includes projects specific to certain provider types. This alert will focus on the...more

CMS Issues Final Rule Regarding Required Agreements Between Long Term Care Facilities and Hospices

by King & Spalding on

Beginning August 26, 2013, skilled nursing facilities participating in Medicare and nursing facilities participating in Medicaid (collectively referred to as “long-term care facilities”) that choose to arrange for the...more

New Requirement for LTC Facilities That Arrange Hospice Services through a Medicare-Certified Hospice

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Effective August 26, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services require that a long-term care, or LTC, facility that chooses to arrange for the provision of hospice services through a Medicare-certified hospice must...more

CMS Rule Complicates Long-Term Care Facility and Hospice Relationships

by Morgan Lewis on

Final rule aims to improve the quality and consistency of care between long-term care facilities and hospice providers but may increase conflict between facility and provider staff. ...more

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - May 2013

by Polsinelli on

In This Issue: - Top News ..HHS Releases Hospital Pricing Data in Transparency Effort; Results Show Significant Variation ..States Divided on Medicaid Expansion ..CMS Issues FY 2014 Proposed Rules for...more

MedPAC Issues FY 2014 Payment Recommendations for Inpatient and Outpatient Hospitals, LTCHs, Hospices and ASCs

by King & Spalding on

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), an independent Congressional agency established to advise Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program, recently voted on FY 2014 payment recommendations for: (1)...more

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