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Medicare Establishes Criteria to Allow Hospices to Accept Prescription Orders from Physician Assistants

USA - January 8 2020 Exactly one year after the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 redefined the statutory definition of "attending physician" to allow physician assistants…

Ryan Kerr

CMS clarifies outpatient rehabilitation guidelines for off-premises activities in ALFs and ILFs and approval of extension locations

USA - April 20 2015 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently issued a letter to State Survey Agency Directors (S&C 15-33-OPT) announcing new guidelines in…

Hedy Silver Rubinger

D.C. District Court vacates 340B Orphan Drug Rule

USA - June 16 2014 On July 23, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its so-called Orphan Drug Rule. This rule allowed critical access…

Neil W. Hoffman, Ph.D.

GA DCH issues proposed rule change for rural free standing emergency departments

USA - April 2 2014 In response to the recent struggles of rural hospitals in Georgia, with four rural hospitals closing their doors in the past two years alone, the…

Keith A. Mauriello

CMS proposed rule to establish national emergency preparedness standards for providers

USA - January 14 2014 In response to concerns about the challenges posed by both natural and man-made disasters in the United States in the recent past, the Centers for…

Keith A. Mauriello