Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 7

  • Medicare OPPS Lab "Packaging" Policy Raises Bundle of Issues

Payment Matters >
April 2, 2014

  • Medicare OPPS Lab "Packaging" Policy Raises Bundle of Issues
  • CMS to Test New Models of Care for Hospice: Summary of the Medicare Care Choices Model

Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 6 - Focus on HIPAA/Privacy

  • Security Rule Compliance: The Importance of Performing Regular Risk Analyses
  • OCR Clarifies Permitted Disclosures, Including Mental Health Care
  • Self-pay Confidentiality Rights: How Far Do Those Rights Go?
  • HIPAA Security Risk Analyses
  • First HIPAA Settlement with County Government
  • HIPAA Complaint Seeks Class Action Status

Payment Matters >
March 20, 2014

  • Chance to Comment on Future of DMEPOS Payments
  • Upcoming PQRS Deadlines

Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 5

  • Program Integrity Priorities Revealed in FY 2015 HHS Budget
  • When It Comes to Medicare Payment, Physicians Have Choices

Payment Matters >
March 6, 2014

  • CMS Posts Guidance on Two-Midnight Rule and Related Audits
  • Highlights from OMHA's Medicare Appellant Forum
  • A Calm Before the Storm: Updates on CMS Audit Activity

Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 4 - Focus on White Collar

  • "Cursory Services" May Be "Worthless Services" Under False Claims Act
  • Recent Settlements Underline the Antikickback Statute's Central Role in Health Care Enforcement
  • OIG Approves Medigap Policy Contracts with Preferred Hospital Networks

Payment Matters >
February 20, 2014

  • CMS Proposes Extensive Emergency Preparedness Rules
  • CMS Provides Clarification Regarding HHA Face-to-Face Documentation
  • PQRS Deadline: February 28, 2014

Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 3

  • OIG's 2014 Work Plan: A Roadmap to Key OIG Fraud and Abuse Priorities

Payment Matters >
February 6, 2014

  • CMS Clarifies Broad Scope of Hospices' Payment Responsibility for Part D Drugs
  • CMS Creates New G-Code for Chronic Care Management
  • CMS Provides Guidance Regarding OPPS "Packaging" of Clinical Laboratory Tests
  • CMS Extends Time for Probe Audits of Inpatient Admissions, and Clarifies Inpatient Order and Certification Requirements

Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 2 - Focus on Fraud and Abuse

  • CMS Self-referral Disclosure Protocol: 2013 Update and Summary of Settlements

Payment Matters >
January 23, 2014

  • "Incident To" Personnel and Credentials: CMS's New Teeth to Address an Old Problem
  • Two Midnight Rule Updates and How to Preserve Rights to Challenge Rule
  • CMS Seeks Comments on Establishment of CMPs Related to MSP Reporting

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