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Now is the Time to Prepare for the No Surprises Act

USA - November 29 2021 The Federal No Surprises Act (“the Act”) will go into effect for healthcare providers and health plans beginning January 1, 2022. With an eye toward…

Laura J. Bond

No Surprises Act: Good Faith Estimate for Self-Pay Patients

USA - November 5 2021 In addition to protecting insured patients from out-of-network costs, the No Surprises Act implements protections for uninsured or self-pay patients…

Laura J. Bond

The CARES Act and Substance Use Disorder Records: Confidentiality Updates

USA - April 10 2020 Section 3221 of the CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, sets the stage for HHS to make significant changes to 42 C.F.R. Part 2, governing…

Lauren M. Nelson, Kristen Petry

DC Federal Court Limits Former OCR Guidance on Medical Record Fees

USA - January 29 2020 The DC Federal District Court issued an opinion in Ciox Health, LLC v. Azar, et al., Case No. 18-CV-00040 (D.D.C. January 23, 2020) that reverses…

Structuring Physician Relationships After Forest Park

USA - April 23 2019 A recent federal kickback case involving physicians and investors of a physician-owned Texas hospital system, Forest Park Medical Center, resulted in…