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2018 SMFP Need Determinations
The 2018 State Medical Facilities Plan (SMFP) was approved by Governor Cooper on December 11, 2017, and has been issued effective January 1, 2018.
United States
19 Jan 2018
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When and How to Report Child Abuse, Neglect, Dependency, and Death
Most psychologists will—sooner or later—learn about a case of suspected child abuse, neglect, death, or dependency that needs to be reported to proper authorities. They may only have a general awareness about what needs to be done.
United States
1 Dec 2017
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Local Governments vs. Big Pharma - A New Wave of Litigation Alleges Liability for the Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic is an American tragedy. It is difficult to convey the breadth of the epidemic with a single statistic, but let this sink in: For every person killed by gun violence, three people will die from an opioid overdose.
United States
2 Nov 2017
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IRS Revokes Hospital's Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) For Failure To Comply With Community Health Needs Assessment Requirements
On August 4, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its first revocation of a hospital's tax exemption under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) for failure to comply with...
United States
31 Oct 2017
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Corridors October 2017 (News For North Carolina Hospitals)
IRS Revokes Hospital's Exemption Under Section 501(C)(3) for Failure to Comply with Community Health Needs Assessment Requirements
United States
31 Oct 2017
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Shorts On Long Term Care October 2017 - News For The NC LTC Community
The Citation of Immediate Jeopardy Deficiencies Against Nursing Facilities: Unforeseen Consequences; DOL Signals That It Will Not Support Obama Era Salary Basis Test...
United States
23 Oct 2017
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North Carolina Medicaid Provider Enrollment: To Disclose Or Not To Disclose, That Is The Question - A Trap For The Unwary
The use of criminal background checks is becoming more prevalent as a form of credentialing for both individual and institutional health care providers seeking licensure, certification or the benefits...
United States
23 Oct 2017
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The Citation Of Immediate Jeopardy Deficiencies Against Nursing Facilities: Unforeseen Consequences
There are no words more feared by a skilled nursing facility Administrator during an annual recertification survey or complaint survey than these from a surveyor—"we're citing you for an Immediate Jeopardy."
United States
23 Oct 2017
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Hospice Quality Reporting Program Notices of Noncompliance and Reconsideration Requests
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued notification letters to hospice providers that are not in compliance with the Hospice Quality Reporting Program requirements.
United States
2 Aug 2017
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Five Takeaways From The OCR Reminder On HIPAA Obligations In Ransomware Incidents
Apparently prompted by the recent high-profile wave of ransomware attacks, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights has reminded hospitals, healthcare systems...
United States
6 Jul 2017
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Proposed 2018 SMFP Need Determinations
The State Health Coordinating Council has published the Proposed 2018 State Medical Facilities Plan ("SMFP"), which includes need determinations of interest to a number of different types of providers.
United States
6 Jul 2017
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Fiduciary Responsibility . . . You Mean that Stuff Applies to the Health Plan I Sponsor, Too?
In the summer of 2016, over 100 of CIGNA's self-insured health plan clients were sued with the complaint alleging breach of the defendants' fiduciary duties under ERISA for engaging in widespread fraudulent behavior involving the use of plan funds.
United States
14 Jun 2017
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Corridors April 2017: News for North Carolina Hospitals
U.S. Department of Justice Issues New Guidance on Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs - On February 8, 2017, the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) published new guidance titled "Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs" (Compliance Guidance),
United States
30 May 2017
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U.S. Department of Justice Issues New Guidance on Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs
On February 8, 2017, the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) published new guidance titled "Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs" (Compliance Guidance), ...
United States
2 May 2017
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The OIG 2017 Work Plan Includes Focus on Hospitals
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued its Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2017.
United States
2 May 2017
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First HIPAA Settlement Involving Wireless Health Services Provider
We have previously written that the Internet of Things continues to spawn new cybersecurity and privacy concerns.
United States
2 May 2017
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Agape Take Two - 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules on FCA Statistical Sampling Case
Last May, we reported on a False Claims Act (FCA) case pending in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding a claim brought in the U.S. District Court in South Carolina against a network of 24 nursing home providers (collectively, "Agape").
United States
21 Mar 2017
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Shorts On Long Term Care March 2017
Shorts On Long Term Care March 2017
United States
7 Mar 2017
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The OIG 2017 Work Plan Includes Focus on Nursing Facilities
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued its Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2017.
United States
6 Mar 2017
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Thursdays with Mama (Shorts On Long Term Care March 2017)
Life has a rhythm, a symmetry, a meter, a metric. It's rarely smooth or perfect. It's knots and knuckles, bumps and bruises. It's rough and tumble. It sings its own song in its own time
United States
6 Mar 2017
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