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New OIG Advisory Opinion Establishes Guideposts for ASC Investors in Venture Involving System-Employed Physicians

USA - May 12 2021 The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued a favorable Advisory Opinion addressing an investment in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) made by…

Courtney White, Eric J. Plinke, Stacey A. Borowicz.

CMS Proposes Increases to Hospital Reimbursement Rates and GME Residency Caps with a Focus on Rural Hospitals

USA - May 3 2021 As part of its 2022 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule for Acute Care Hospitals, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)…

Christopher B. Begin.

COVID-19 Waivers Ending for Skilled Nursing Facilities

USA - April 27 2021 On April 8, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that some of the blanket waivers implemented during COVID-19 will…

Sydney N. Pahren.

CMS Announces Proposed Rate Increases and Other Changes for Skilled Nursing Providers and Hospice Providers in Fiscal Year 2022

USA - April 12 2021 On April 8, 2021, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced a proposed rate increase of 1.3 percent for skilled nursing providers…

Joseph F. Zielinski.

2021 Open Payments (Sunshine Act) Reporting Window Closes March 31

USA - March 18 2021 As a reminder to our life sciences clients including drug manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, and group purchasing organizations, all Open…

Bryan P. Murray.