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Understanding the Final Overtime Rule: Is it really that Simple? >
May 24, 2016

CMS Announces Plans to Streamline the Stark Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 8 - Focus on Fraud and Abuse

OIG Updates Permissive Exclusion Criteria – Suggests Compliance Programs Are Expected, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 8 - Focus on Fraud and Abuse

Another Medigap/Preferred Hospital Network Arrangement Approved by OIG in Advisory Opinion 16-05, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 8 - Focus on Fraud and Abuse

Is This the Beginning of an End to a Long Controversial Debate on Concurrent Surgeries?, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 8 - Focus on Fraud and Abuse

NLRB Slams Hospital for Maintaining Work Rules Prohibiting Employees From Engaging in "Improper Conduct", Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 8 - Focus on Fraud and Abuse

DOL Releases Final Overtime Rule Doubling the Salary Exemption Threshold >
May 18, 2016

OSHA Publishes New Electronic Reporting Requirement for Workplace Injuries To "Nudge" Employers to Prevent Such Incidents >
May 17, 2016

U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Employer's Guide to the FMLA and New FMLA Poster >
May 16, 2016

EEOC and Lowe's Settle ADA Leave Accommodation Suit for $8.6 Million >
May 13, 2016

Physician Payment: CMS Proposes Quality Payment Program, Advanced APMs, and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, Payment Matters >
May 13, 2016

D.C. District Court Resolves Challenge to Medicare's Outlier Payment Rules for Banner Health v. Burwell, Payment Matters >
May 13, 2016

Maryland Employers May Now Grant a Hiring and Promotion Preference to Veterans >
May 12, 2016

WEBINAR: HIPAA Audits Have Arrived (Again) - How Covered Entities and Business Associates Can Prepare for OCR HIPAA Audits Phase 2 >
May 12, 2016

Time to Check Your Leave Practices: EEOC Issues Resource Document on Employer-Provided Leave Under the Americans with Disabilities Act >
May 10, 2016

OIG Approves Another Medigap/Preferred Hospital Network in Advisory Opinion 16-04, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 7

Approval of the DOL's Changes to the Overtime Exemption Rules Is Imminent >
April 29, 2016

CMS's Proposed IPPS and LTCH FY 2017 Rule: Key Takeaways, Payment Matters >
April 29, 2016

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Model: Today's Alternative Payment Model for Primary Care Providers Could Be Tomorrow's Obligatory Payment Model, Payment Matters >
April 29, 2016

Jury Sides with Defendant in Whistleblower's Suit Alleging Defendant "Caused" False Claims, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 6 - Focus on White Collar

Recent Medicare Cost Reporting Decisions - Administrative and Judicial >
April 2016

Proposed Changes to the Part 2 Regulations: Another Example of Necessary Flexibility in the Wake of Changes to Health Care Delivery , Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 5

All Right Stop, Collaborate and Listen! CMS Is Back with Its Brand New Invention, Preparing for CJR Gainsharing, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 4 - Focus on Antitrust

Proposed Enrollment Rule Changes - de Facto Exclusion?, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 4 - Focus on Antitrust

Yet Again, OIG Approves Medigap Policy Contracts with Preferred Hospital Network, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 5

The Ritual of Renewal on Opening Day >
April 3, 2016

Medicare Appeals 10-Year Backlog: D.C. Circuit Signals Enough is Enough, Payment Matters >
March 31, 2016

Supreme Court's Four-to-Four Decision in Hawkins v. Community Bank of Raymore Leaves Open Question About Application of Equal Credit Opportunity Act to Spousal Guaranties of Commercial Loans >
March 28, 2016

Recent Enforcement Under Section 5 of the FTC Act: So That's What a Standalone Claim of Unfair Competition Looks Like, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 4 - Focus on Antitrust

The FTC's Three Current Hospital Merger Challenges: Will the FTC Ever Lose?, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 4 - Focus on Antitrust

FTC Staff Provides Antitrust Guidance to State Medical Boards, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 4 - Focus on Antitrust

Proposed Enrollment Rule Changes - de Facto Exclusion?, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 4 - Focus on Antitrust

All Right Stop, Collaborate and Listen! CMS Is Back with Its Brand New Invention, Preparing for CJR Gainsharing, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 4 - Focus on Antitrust

Court Allows 'Retroactive' Application of 2005 Wage Index Rule Limiting Reimbursement for Pension Plan Costs , Payment Matters >
March 17, 2016

CMS Issues Proposed Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model, Payment Matters >
March 17, 2016

OIG Approves Free Transportation and Lodging for Certain, Low-Income Pregnant Women - Advisory Opinion 16-02, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 3

Outpatient Therapy Providers - Location Matters, Payment Matters >
March 3, 2016

Wage Index Reclassification Rule Struck Down by Second Circuit, Payment Matters >
March 3, 2016

The Role of Health Care Directors in Compliance: A Practical Approach to Compliance Oversight and Responsibilities >
February 29, 2016

Final 60-day Overpayment Rule, Health Law Alert >
February 18, 2016

Final 60-day Overpayment Rule, Payment Matters >
February 18, 2016

Portable X-Ray Suppliers Receive Clearer Transportation Billing Guidance, Payment Matters >
February 18, 2016

OIG Approves Charitable Program Providing Financial Assistance for MRIs in Advisory Opinion 15-14, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 1 - Focus on Fraud and Abuse

OIG Approves Hospital-provided Transcription Services Arrangement in Advisory Opinion 15-15, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 1 - Focus on Fraud and Abuse

OIG Approves Another Patient Assistance Program in Advisory Opinion 15-16, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 1 - Focus on Fraud and Abuse

Charity's Patient Assistance Program Passes OIG Muster in Advisory Opinion 15-17, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 1 - Focus on Fraud and Abuse

OIG Issues (Another) Favorable Advisory Opinion Regarding Medigap/Preferred Hospital Network Arrangement in Advisory Opinion 16-01, Health Law Alert >
2016: Issue 1 - Focus on Fraud and Abuse

Senate Considering Bill to Speed Medicare Claims Appeals, Payment Matters >
February 4, 2016

Outliers: CMS Explains its Reasoning for FY2004 Fixed Loss Threshold Calculation, Payment Matters >
February 4, 2016

Understanding & Utilizing the Final CJR Rule >
January 27, 2016

DMEPOS Prior Authorization Rules Expand, Payment Matters >
January 21, 2016

HHS Psychiatric Hospital Reimbursement Methodology Upheld, Payment Matters >
January 21, 2016

2-Midnight Rule Updates, Payment Matters >
January 7, 2016

CMS Changes to Cost Report and Appeal Rules Are Now in Effect, Payment Matters >
January 7, 2016