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OIG reviews overlap between physician-owned hospitals and physician-owned distributors (PODs) of spinal devices
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2015

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services has issued a report on “Overlap Between Physician-Owned


CMS seeks feedback on home health face-to-face encounter clinical templates
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2015

CMS is inviting comments on voluntary home health electronic and paper “progress note” templates intended to assist physicians with documenting a


CMS updates inpatient hospital “Two Midnight” review educationenforcement strategy
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2015

CMS recently provided an update on its education and enforcement strategies related to its “Two Midnight” policy, which addresses when surgical


CMS announces timeline for the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Round 1 2017 competition
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2015

On August 11, 2015, CMS announced the detailed timeline for "Round 1 2017" of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and


President signs hospital outpatient observation status “notice” act
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2015

On August 6, 2015, President Obama signed into law H.R. 876, the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act. The new


OIG recommends improvements to SNF billing for changes in therapy
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2015

In FYs 2011 and 2012, CMS adopted new patient assessments for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) that were intended to capture when beneficiaries


CMS issues final FY 2016 Medicare IPPSLTCH rule
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2015

On July 31, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a major final rule to update the Medicare acute hospital inpatient


Terminated Medicaid providers continue to participate in other state Medicaid programs
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2015

According to the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG), 12 of providers terminated for cause by a state Medicaid program in 2011 continued


CMS publishes final FY 2016 update to SNF PPS rates, policies
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2015

On August 4, 2015, CMS published its final rule updating Medicare skilled nursing facility (SNF) PPS rates and policies for FY 2016. CMS projects that


First meeting of Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests on August 26, 2015
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2015

CMS has announced that the first meeting of the Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests will be held on August 26, 2015. The Panel will