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CMS Issues Favorable Advisory Opinion, Clarifying the “Single Legal Entity” Requirement

USA - July 30 2021 In June 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a favorable Advisory Opinion (AO), indicating that a physician practice…

Amanda K. Jester, Caroline Reigart, Joan Polacheck.

HHS Finalizes Sweeping Changes to Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute Regulations

USA - November 24 2020 On November 20, 2020, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released final rules amending the regulations to the physician…

James A. Cannatti III, Joan Polacheck, Monica Wallace, Tony Maida.

Special Fraud Alert: OIG Raises Concerns with Speaker Programs

USA - November 17 2020 In its November 16, 2020, Special Fraud Alert, the HHS Office of Inspector General drew attention to potential fraud and abuse risks of speaker…

James A. Cannatti III, Joan Polacheck, Monica Wallace, Tony Maida, Vernessa T. Pollard.

CMS Issues Nationwide Blanket Waivers of Stark Law

USA - April 1 2020 On March 30, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a series of nationwide Section 1135 waivers applicable to the…

Caroline Reigart, Joan Polacheck, Monica Wallace, 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 changes to the…

Chelsea M. Rutherford, Dana Dombey, James A. Cannatti III, Monica Wallace, Tony Maida.