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Final Rule On Amending The Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors And Civil Monetary Penalty Rules On Beneficiary Inducements
The rule finalizes, with certain modifications, all of the AKS safe harbors and beneficiary inducement CMP exceptions noted in a proposed rule published on October 3, 2014.
United States
15 Feb 2017
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Analysis Of HHS OIG Final Rule To Amend The Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors And CMP Rules On Beneficiary Inducements
On December 7, 2016, the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule amending the safe harbors to the Anti-Kickback Statute...
United States
6 Feb 2017
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Medicare, Medicaid Payment Policies, Fraud Authorities Enacted As Part Of 21st Century Cures Act
Included in the 21st Century Cures Act are numerous changes to Medicare and Medicaid policies, including provisions with significant reimbursement impacts for certain types of Medicare providers and suppliers . . .
United States
19 Dec 2016
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Looking Ahead To A Trump Administration: Health Care And Life Sciences Industry Perspectives
Observers are digesting what the Trump Administration will mean for the health care and life sciences industry.
United States
11 Nov 2016
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House Of Representatives Approves Bill To Delay LTCH 25% Rule Implementation, Make Other LTCH Reforms, And Tighten Medicare Enrollment Moratorium Authority
On September 21, 2016, the House Ways and Means Committee approved H.R. 5713, the "Sustaining Healthcare Integrity and Fair Treatment Act of 2016" or "SHIFT Act."
United States
26 Sep 2016
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Ways and Means Approves Bill to Delay LTCH 25% Rule Implementation, Make Other LTCH Reforms
On July 13, 2016, the House Ways and Means Committee approved an amended version of H.R. 5713, the "Sustaining Healthcare Integrity and Fair Treatment Act of 2016" or "SHIFT Act." The primary focus of the SHIFT Act is to delay further the full implementation of the "25 Percent Rule" for long-term acute care hospitals ("LTCHs").
United States
15 Jul 2016
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The Implications Of CMS' Proposed Stark Law Regulations
On July 8, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") released proposed regulations "to reduce burden and to facilitate compliance" under the physician self-referral law known as the Stark Law. See 80 Fed. Reg. 41686, 41910 (July 15, 2015).
United States
27 Jul 2015
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An Apple A Day Keeps The OIG Away: Practical Guidelines For Structuring Physician Compensation Arrangements To Avoid Kickback Allegations
On June 9, 2015, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) released a fraud alert warning physicians to scrutinize carefully the conditions and terms of any medical director...
United States
16 Jun 2015
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Something To Give Up For The New Year: Pennsylvania Hospitals May Forgo Some DOH Licensure Reviews
With the arrival of 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Health ("DOH") is now authorized to grant "deemed status" for licensure purposes to hospitals that have been accredited by national accreditation organizations, such as The Joint Commission.
United States
7 Jan 2014
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Sorry Just Might Cut It...Pennsylvania Enacts Benevolent Gesture Law
Pennsylvania physicians, hospital executives and other providers may now apologize and offer other benevolent gestures to patients, their families and representatives without such statements becoming evidence against them in medical malpractice suits.
United States
9 Nov 2013
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Final Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors And Stark Exceptions For Electronic Prescribing And Health Records Arrangements
On August 8, 2006, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published final rules providing additional safe harbors under the federal anti-kickback statute.
United States
11 Oct 2006
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Office of Inspector General Supplemental Compliance Program Guidance for Hospitals
On June 8, 2004, the Office of Inspector General ("OIG") of the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") published a draft Supplemental Compliance Program Guidance for Hospitals ("Supplemental Guidance").
United States
20 Jul 2004
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Not-For-Profit Hospital Class Action Lawsuits Filed
Beginning in mid-June 2004, the Scruggs Law Firm, a well-known plaintiff’s class action firm that made its name in tobacco litigation, and a consortium of additional local law firms, filed class action lawsuits in federal district courts against some of the largest not-for-profit hospitals and hospital systems in the United States.
United States
20 Jul 2004
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HHS Agencies Issue Industry Guidance on Hospital Discounts
On February 19, 2004, two branches of the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") – the Office of Inspector General (the "OIG") and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") – issued guidance to the hospital industry concerning the provision of discounts to uninsured and underinsured patients
United States
22 Apr 2004
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