FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 172-Scott Killingsworth on Personal Liability of CCOs
Aboveground Storage Tanks: Where Are We Now?
Legal Minute: Cybersecurity Reporting Requirements for Government Contractors
Conflict Minerals Reporting Requirements
Connecting the Data Dots: Sapient’s Jim Bennett Talks Compliance Reporting
In Kane ex rel. U.S. v. Healthfirst, Inc., the federal district court for the Southern District of New York (District Court or Court) provided on August 3 the first and long-awaited interpretation as to when a health care...more
In a significant development for healthcare providers, a federal court in New York has adopted the government’s interpretation of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) so-called 60-day rule, which...more
The IRS has completed drafts of the 2015 forms and instructions for employers, insurers, and other health plan sponsors to use to meet their reporting obligations for the employer and individual mandates under the Affordable...more
On June 29 and 30, 2015, the Connecticut General Assembly conducted a special legislative session following the close of the 2015 regular session. Among other things, the General Assembly passed a bill to implement the state...more
On August 4, 2015, CMS published its final rule updating Medicare skilled nursing facility (SNF) PPS rates and policies for FY 2016. CMS projects that the final rule will increase overall payments to SNFs by $430 million, or...more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), signed into law on March 23, 2010, included a provision (the “Report and Refund Mandate”), broadly requiring health care providers, suppliers, Part D plans and managed...more
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently made several announcements regarding Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act (MMSEA) Section 111 reporting for Non-Group Health Plans (NGHPs).
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes information reporting rules on providers of minimum essential coverage, e.g., insurance carriers and self-funded plans, and on applicable large employers, i.e., those employers that are...more
Last month, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a comprehensive report and data brief detailing its concerns about the ability of Medicare Part D sponsors – as...more
On July 8, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its proposed rule to update the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment...more
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently published a set of questions and answers on its website providing additional guidance on ACA reporting obligations for employers. As we have written in previous alerts, these...more
The update to the Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Work Plan includes new initiatives that may affect pharmaceutical companies and Medicare Part D payors and pharmacies.
Annually, the Department of Health and Human Services...more
According to press reports across North Carolina, Burt Powell was a resident of a group home for adults with mental disabilities. His parents placed him in the facility to increase his chances of achieving a more independent...more
In This Presentation:
- Hospital Governing Board
- Do physicians have to serve on boards?
- How must board consult with the organized medical staff if physicians are not on the board?
- Hospital Medical...more
In This Presentation:
- What is Disruptive/Impaired Behavior?
- Main Impediments to Addressing Unprofessional Behavior
- Components of Successful Policies
- A Legal Perspective
- Joint Commission and...more
On May 11, 2015, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law Public Act 15-4, “An Act Concerning Reporting of Payments by Manufacturers to Independently-Practicing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses” (P.A. 15-4)....more
On Friday, April 10, 2015, CMS issued a proposed rule containing several important modifications to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. Among the most notable proposals is to move eligible hospitals from a...more
In recent years, we have seen an acceleration in the rate at which health care entities are consolidating and restructuring their organizations in response to the changing regulatory environment. Recent legislation passed in...more
On March 18, 2015, CMS is hosting a call to discuss how providers may report once across various 2015 Medicare Quality Reporting Programs, including the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the Medicare Electronic...more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“ACA”) requires a provider of services, supplier, Medicaid Managed Care Organization, Medicare Advantage Organization, or Prescription Drug Plan Sponsor receiving an...more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance titled Investigating and Reporting Adverse Reactions Related to Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/Ps) Regulated Solely under...more
the Vermont Office of the Attorney General (“VT AG”) previously published several enforcement actions taken against manufacturers of pharmaceutical, biological and medical devices for failing to comply with the state’s...more
On January 9, 2015, Judge Christopher P. Cooper, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia, issued a decision denying the government’s motion to dismiss the complaint in National Association for Home Care &...more
MACS to Hold Certain 2015 Date-of-Service Claims – CMS announced on December 29, 2014, that Medicare Administrative Contractors will hold claims containing 2015 services paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS)...more
In 2008 California put into effect breach reporting laws applicable to certain licensed health care providers Healthcare Entities that are more stringent than HIPAA - so stringent that Healthcare Entities have been required...more
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