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OIG and CMS extend fraudabuse waivers for Medicare Shared Savings ProgramACOs; invite feedback on waiver policy

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 17 2014

Today the OIG and CMS published a joint notice continuing the effectiveness of fraud and abuse law waivers granted in 2011 in connection with the

CMS releases preliminary determinations for new 2015 clinical laboratory fee schedule codes

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 10 2014

CMS has posted its preliminary payment determinations for new 2015 clinical laboratory fee schedule codes. The document lists CMS's recommendation

CMS launches "Open Payments" public database; usability concerns remain

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2014

Despite a series of technical problems and data disparities leading up to the launch, CMS met its schedule to release the first round of "Open

CMS to revise five star quality rating system for nursing homes

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2014

CMS has announced that it will make a series of improvements to the Nursing Home Five Star Quality Rating System, including additional quality

President Obama signs Post-Acute Care Transformation Act and other health policy bills

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2014

On October 6, 2014, President Obama signed into law H.R. 4994, the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (the "IMPACT Act"

OIG calls for cuts in Part B drug dispensing and supplying fees

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2014

In a recent report, the OIG concluded that Medicare would have saved millions of dollars in 2011 if Medicare Part B prescription drug dispensing and

Analysis and impact of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2014

This week, President Obama signed into law the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (the “IMPACT Act” or “Act”). The IMPACT

GAO calls for improvements to Healthcare.gov information security and privacy controls

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2014

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has assessed the effectiveness of CMS controls intended to protect the security and privacy of the

Proposed revisions to home health conditions of participation

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2014

On October 9, 2014, CMS is publishing a proposed rule that would extensively revise the conditions of participation (CoPs) that home health agencies

HHS guidance HIPAA privacy rule and same-sex marriage

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2014

The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has released guidance on "HIPAA and Same-sex Marriage: Understanding Spouse, Family Member, and Marriage in the