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McGuireWoods LLP
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a notice on March 7 that CSHM, LLC (CSHM), which manages 53 Small Smiles dental clinics in 19 states and the District of Columbia, would be excluded from participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs for a minimum of five years.
BakerHostetler
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a notice on March 7 that CSHM, LLC (CSHM), which manages 53 Small Smiles dental clinics in 19 states and the District of Columbia, would be excluded from participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs for a minimum of five years
McGuireWoods LLP
This Week: CMS releases data on Medicare physician payments... HHS-OIG finds Medicare home health claims often lack necessary documentation.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Last week, the HHS released a new, free, downloadable tool to assist small and medium-size health care provider offices to conduct security risk assessments.
Foley & Lardner
The ICD-10 implementation date has been delayed once again until October 1, 2015.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, will be stepping down.
Holland & Knight
On April 8, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General took the unusual step of terminating a favorable advisory opinion it had issued in November 2011 regarding a healthcare IT company's "per-click" pricing model for its provider referral management software.
Fox Rothschild LLP
I had occasion to re-read the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) safe harbor amendments concerning electronic health (e-health) records, which became effective on March 27, 2014.
Barnes & Thornburg
The FDA recently released two guidance documents on the new and stricter record-keeping requirements imposed by the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
ML Strategies has posted its weekly Health Care Update.
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
Science continues to develop ways to define, refine, improve, and fortify conventional foods with naturally occurring nutrients to occupy niche marketing campaigns, health-based consumption, and individual dietary supplementation efforts.
Fox Rothschild LLP
LabMD is not the only company that has tried to buck the FTC's assertion of authority over data security breaches.
Reed Smith
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has selected a Fingerprint-Based Background Check Contractor.
Reed Smith
On March 7, 2014, the HHS Office for Civil Rights announced its first settlement and corrective action plan with a county government.
Reed Smith
This past year both the U.S. and France enacted substantial new reporting and disclosure requirements under their respective Sunshine Acts.
Jones Day
The FTC covered a number of topics relating to competition issues in the U.S. health care system during a special workshop on March 20 and 21, 2014.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The ACGME, AOA, and the AACOM will be forming a unified, single accreditation system for allopathic and osteopathic physicians in 2015.
Holland & Knight
On April 7, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its Medicare Part C and Part D Final Call Letter. - See more at: http://www.hklaw.com/publications/CMS-Issues-Medicare-Advantage-and-Part-D-Final-Call-Letter-for-2015-04-15-2014/#sthash.YZKvvZC7.dpuf
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
The Affordable Care Act requires that nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities have "in operation" compliance and ethics programs.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Last week the Congress passed a short-term "patch" to prevent scheduled cuts from going into effect for physicians who provide care to Medicare beneficiaries.
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Recently issued final regulations on the employer reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act clarify and streamline the process for reporting information relating to the provision of minimum essential coverage and health insurance coverage offered under employer-sponsored plans.
Littler Mendelson
Despite the many Affordable Care Act implementation delays, rules governing the healthcare law’s various provisions have not stopped coming.
Jones Day
The Affordable Care Act ("ACA") infuses new complexities into collective bargaining negotiations over health insurance benefits.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On October 31, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2013-71 (Notice), which modifies the "use or lose" rule for health flexible spending accounts (health FSAs) to allow a $500 annual carryover of unused contributions, provided that cafeteria the plan offering the health FSA does not incorporate the "grace period" rule.
BakerHostetler
Although HIPAA does not create a private cause of action, a recent Indiana Superior Court jury verdict demonstrates that HIPAA still could play an important role in private causes of action in state court based on negligence and professional liability as it relates to confidentiality.
Barnes & Thornburg
The FDA is proposing to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new public health and scientific information.
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis
The United States Department of Justice recently filed a suit against Vitas Hospice Services, L.L.C. and its subsidiary entities, alleging that Vitas submitted false claims for hospice services which were excessive, unnecessary, or not provided, and also alleging that Vitas admitted patients to hospice who were not terminally ill.
Littler Mendelson
On January 10, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released final regulations governing the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Foley & Lardner
As the end of 2013 approaches, it is time to look back at 2013 and recall the top 10 legal developments affecting hospitals and health care providers.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Our post about anti-discrimination laws trumping patient (or customer) preference brought the below guidance from one of our faithful readers.
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