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Benefits Counselor – June 2019 Update
In Revenue Procedure 2019-20 ("Rev. Proc. 2019-20"), the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") announced it will accept determination letter applications for individually
United States
12 Jul 2019
A New Health And Human Services "Conscience Rule"
The new Health and Human Services ("HSS") "Conscience Rule" ("Rule") will take effect in 60 days. Will you be ready?
United States
5 Jun 2019
Wisconsin DQA Implements HCBS Settings Rule In Regulated Assisted Living Facilities
The Wisconsin Department of Quality Assurance ("DQA") announced that, effective March 1, 2019, it will begin inspecting facilities with Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services ("HCBS") programs to ensure compliance with the HCBS settings rule.
United States
13 Mar 2019
The Benefits Of Blockchain: How The Technology Is Transforming Healthcare Cybersecurity
In 2017, there were at least 477 healthcare data breaches reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") or the media, affecting 5.579 million patient healthcare records.
United States
5 Oct 2018
Benefits Counselor July 2018
On June 21, 2018, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals formally vacated the Department of Labor's Fiduciary Rule, including the Best Interest Contract and Principal Transactions Exemptions, effective immediately.
United States
8 Aug 2018
OFCCP Extends Enforcement Moratorium For TRICARE Providers
On May 18, 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") issued a directive announcing a two-year extension of the enforcement moratorium for TRICARE providers.
United States
6 Jun 2018
Skilled Nursing Facility Discharge Practices
Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) face a dizzying array of state and federal regulations. Recent class action litigation and the resultant media attention illustrate the critical need for SNFs to strictly comply with regulations governing discharge practices.
United States
14 May 2018
Benefits Counselor February 2018
The Department of Labor ("DOL") announced its final decision that the new disability claim regulations will apply to claims filed after April 1, 2018.
United States
9 Feb 2018
House Tax Bill Eliminates Tax-Exempt 501(c)(3) Bonds
This prohibition would become effective January 1, 2018, and will affect both new money and refunding bonds.
United States
14 Nov 2017
Benefits Counselor July 2017
Recent activities in Congress and at the Department of Labor ("DOL") indicate that changes to the DOL's fiduciary rule may be coming.
United States
26 Jul 2017
Benefits Counselor June 2017
On May 22, 2017, the Secretary of the Department of Labor ("DOL") confirmed that the fiduciary rule and its expanded definition of "fiduciary" will become applicable on June 9, 2017.
United States
3 Jul 2017
Nationwide Injunction Of Select ACA Nondiscrimination Requirements
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued an injunction that prevents the HHS from enforcing the "gender identity" and "termination of pregnancy" nondiscrimination requirements in the Affordable Care Act's section 1557 regulations.
United States
16 Jan 2017
The AHA's Wish List To President-Elect Trump
As the country prepares for President-elect Donald Trump's swearing in on January 20, the future of the healthcare industry remains uncertain.
United States
10 Jan 2017
Benefits Counselor December 2016
District courts in Washington D.C. and Kansas recently rejected challenges to the Department of Labor...
United States
3 Jan 2017
CMS Strikes Back: Unit-Based Rental Arrangements Restricted Again Under Stark Law
Last month, the CMS reissued its previous prohibition on certain unit-based rental arrangements that could otherwise qualify for the Stark Law rental or office space or equipment exception.
United States
8 Dec 2016
The Trump Administration: What Is In Store For President Obama's Healthcare-Related Executive Orders?
During his administration, President Barack Obama regularly used executive orders to enact policy.
United States
25 Nov 2016
OCR To Increase Investigations Of Small PHI Breaches
The US HHS OCR recently announced that it will increase the frequency with which it will investigate breaches of unsecured protected health information involving fewer than 500 individuals.
United States
25 Nov 2016
FTC Prevails On Appeal In Chicago Health System Merger Challenge
On October 31, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision halting the merger of two large Illinois hospital systems, Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem.
United States
22 Nov 2016
Prepare For Actual On-Site Auditor Questions And Requests
The following questions and requests were posed by actual government auditors – Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs) and Medicaid Integrity Contractors (MICs) – during on-site audits.
United States
16 Nov 2016
Checklist For Hospice Audit Interviews And Conferences
The following checklist identifies key tips to help your hospice staff prepare for interacting with auditors.
United States
15 Nov 2016
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