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CMS proposes to establish separate payment for end of life planning services

USA - July 14 2015 On July 8, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that updates payment rates and related reimbursement and…

Jennifer Downs Burgar

CMS directs Medicaid agencies to enact new fingerprint and background check requirements for high-risk providers

USA - June 22 2015 Years after the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued guidance which effectively…

Maxwell P. Clayton

New laws from Georgia’s 2015 Legislative Session impacting healthcare providers and consumers

USA - June 22 2015 The following provides a quick snapshot of the bills impacting healthcare providers and consumers that were introduced during the 2015 Legislative…

Update: Georgia’s revised Hospice Rules become final

USA - June 9 2015 On May 14, 2015, the Board of the Georgia Department of Community Health (the Department) voted unanimously to repeal the current Rules for Hospice…

Alexander B. Foster

OIG releases report on home health agency background checks

USA - May 18 2015 The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report last week addressing employee background checks by…

Doug Hance