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CMS Approves the Repeal and Replacement of the Michigan Health Insurance Claims Assessment (“HICA”) Tax

USA - January 7 2019 The Michigan Health Insurance Claims Assessment (“HICA”) tax has been repealed, effective as of October 1, 2018. On June 11, 2018, Governor Snyder...

Jennifer B. Van Regenmorter.

Hospice Provider Agrees to Pay $75 Million to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit

USA - December 4 2017 Chemed Corporation and various of its subsidiaries, including Vitas Hospice Services LLC and Vitas Healthcare Corporation (collectively “Vitas”)...

Jennifer B. Van Regenmorter.

OIG Report Could Trigger Increased CMS Oversight of Skilled Nursing Facilities

USA - September 11 2017 The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services ("HHS") Office of Inspector General ("OIG") recently issued a preliminary report regarding quality of...

Jennifer B. Van Regenmorter.

Rural hospitals across the United States struggling to stay open

USA - June 18 2015 According to the National Rural Health Association, approximately 50 hospitals in the rural United States have closed since 2010. The number of...

New legislation makes concierge medicine a viable business model in Michigan

USA - June 10 2015 The Affordable Care Act ("ACA") authorizes the innovative payment model referred to as direct primary care, and more commonly known as "concierge...

Jennifer B. Van Regenmorter.