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New Grant Funding Available from the CDC for Plans to Address Social Determinants of Health

USA - May 26 2021 The Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) recently made funding available for multi-sector action plans that address social determinants of health…

Andrew A. Dick, Gregg M. Wallander, Mayo Alao.

Be Prepared: CMS Resumes Hospital Survey Activities

USA - April 1 2021 Effective March 23, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) is lifting the most recent 30-day limitation for hospital surveys and…

Katherine A. Kuchan, R.N., Laetitia Cheltenham.

Acute Care Hospitals Are Becoming More Frequent Targets of IJ Citations

USA - February 24 2021 Noncompliance cited as immediate jeopardy (“IJ”) is one of the most severe survey findings for certified Medicare and Medicaid provider entities…

Katherine A. Kuchan, R.N., Laetitia Cheltenham.

The Finish Line Is Here: New Stark and Anti-Kickback Regulations Take Effect Today

USA - January 19 2021 Starting today, January 19, 2021, health care organizations nationwide must comply with new regulations aimed at modernizing and Streamlining key…

Abigail Kaericher, Alyssa C. James, Gregg M. Wallander, Joseph N. Wolfe, Keith Dugger, Megan Culp, Ritu Kaur Cooper.

Defining Opportunity in the Sprint to Value: CMS and OIG Finalize Value-Based Definitions in Connection with New Stark Exceptions and Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors

USA - January 12 2021 On November 20, 2020, the Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued final rules (the “Final…

Alyssa C. James, Amy L. Mackin, Brian C. Betner, Gregg M. Wallander, Joseph N. Wolfe, Keith Dugger, Megan Culp.