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Effective Internal Compliance Programs

USA - April 6 2017 Effective compliance programs continue to gain importance. Across all industries, it is imperative that meaningful compliance programs are in place…

Laura S. Perlov, Mark A. Srere, Whitney Horrell.

CMS Final Rule Prohibits Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements: Will it Withstand Scrutiny?

USA - October 19 2016 On September 28, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released its first major rule affecting long-term care facilities since…

Caitlin M. Hartsell, Laura S. Perlov, Michael D. Laycob, Whitney Horrell.

Proposed 2017 Budget Savings Proposals Would Impact Providers - But Recent, Significant Decision on RACs May Soon Put Funds Back in Providers’ Pockets

USA - February 17 2016 While providers would certainly feel the pinch from the FY 2017 budget request submitted by President Barack Obama, hospitals have some new hope on…

Caitlin M. Hartsell, Laura S. Perlov, Michael D. Laycob, Pou-I Lee, Whitney Horrell.

ACA Reporting Deadlines Relaxed for 2016

USA - February 9 2016 Following complaints, concerns and continuing questions relating to the Affordable Care Act reporting requirements, the IRS has relaxed reporting…

Caitlin M. Hartsell, Carrie Elizabeth Byrnes, Laura S. Perlov, Michael D. Laycob, Whitney Horrell.

OCR to Increase HIPAA Audits in Early 2016

USA - December 17 2015 The Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") has been promising a second phase of audits since the first phase was completed in early 2012. But this time…

Caitlin M. Hartsell, Michael D. Laycob, Sheryl Feutz-Harter, Whitney Horrell.