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HHS Proposes Substantial Changes to the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute Regulations

USA - October 9 2019 On October 9, 2019, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published proposed changes to the physician self-referral law (Stark Law)…

James A. Cannatti III, Nicholas Francis Alarif, Tony Maida.

Stark Law Proposed Change Affects Group Practice Special Rules for Productivity Bonuses, Profit Shares

USA - October 22 2019 On October 9, 2019, the US Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published proposed…

Dana Dombey, James A. Cannatti III, Tony Maida.

CMS Final Rule Strengthens Integrity of Medicare Provider Enrollment Process

USA - October 1 2019 On September 10, 2019, the US Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule (Final…

Caroline Reigart, Emily Jane Cook, Emma J. Chapman, Marika Miller.

New Guidance on Medicare Payment Rule Enforcement

USA - December 5 2019 A few days before Thanksgiving, the news media published an internal memo by the Office of General Counsel (OGC) at the US Department of Health and…

Emily Jane Cook, Michael B. Kimberly, Paul M. Thompson, Tony Maida.

CMS’ 2012 opps final rule revises physician supervision requirements

USA - December 13 2011 The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) further revised its physician supervision policy by finalizing the federal Advisory Panel on Ambulatory Payment Classification Groups as the independent review body to evaluate and recommend physician supervision levels to CMS, and by defining personal supervision and general supervision for all hospital outpatient therapeutic services.

Joan Polacheck.