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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).
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
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it updated its Open Payments Law and Policy webpage and issued 3 frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the reporting of payments and...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
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
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
One of the most challenging compliance changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the provision mandating the reporting and refunding of Medicare and Medicaid overpayments within 60 days of the date they are...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
Reporting Deadline for HIPAA Breaches – March 1, 2015 – Did you have a HIPAA breach this year involving less than 500 individuals? If so, the deadline to report such a breach to the U.S. Department of Health and Human...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
On October 30, 2014, CMS issued a final rule for Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) rates for CY 2015. The final rule estimates that Medicare payments to home health agencies (HHAs) in CY 2015 will be...more
This week, President Obama signed into law the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (the “IMPACT Act” or “Act”). The IMPACT Act’s provisions will affect a broad range of post-acute care (“PAC”)...more
Congressman Sends Letter to Secretary of HHS Urging Her to Retract CMS’s Global Settlement Offer – On September 15, 2014, Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Tex), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, sent a...more
The House recently passed its version of The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014 (H.R. 4994/S. 2553), which would require various post-acute providers, including inpatient rehabilitation...more
On August 29, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released the final version of the new Medicare cost report, Form CMS 1984-14, applicable to freestanding hospice providers. Freestanding hospice...more
Avoiding the Regulatory Land Mines of Commercial ACOs -
While providers are showing great interest in creating ACOs to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), they are showing even greater enthusiasm...more
Drug and device manufacturers breathing a sigh of relief after completing their 2013 data submissions under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (the “Sunshine Act’) must now contend with four proposed changes to the Sunshine...more
In February 2013, we reported (on our Healthcare Law Blog) that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the final rule for the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. In the interest of providing more...more
House Debates Amendment to Post-Production Costs Bill -
An amendment to a bill, which would prevent oil and gas companies from deducting post-production costs from their royalty payments, was debated on the House floor...more
Medicare overpaid the home health industry $2 billion between January 2011 and December 2012, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG). The OIG’s...more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services continues to take an expansive view of the overpayment refund requirement, which in turn can give rise to False Claims Act liability for Medicare Advantage Organizations and Part D...more
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently denied a request from a bipartisan group of 23 members of congress to exempt the distribution of textbooks and scientific peer-reviewed medical journal materials...more
The threshold dollar amount for when private and public employers and insurers are required to report payments to Medicare enrollees pursuant to settlements and judgments has been lowered from $5,000 to $2,000, and will...more
Effective January 1, 2014, CMS will require providers and suppliers to report an 8-digit clinical trial number on claims for items or services furnished pursuant to clinical trials that qualify for coverage as set forth in...more
The U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has taken the unusual step of appealing a federal district court’s dismissal of a declined qui tam brought under the federal and multiple state false claims acts (FCA). Could the...more
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