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A primer on Medicare requirements for physician supervision of incident to services

USA - September 9 2014 Services provided by a physician's auxiliary staff that are "incident to" the physician's services are paid under the physician fee schedule at a…

Placing Medicare beneficiaries into "observation status" - Recent Second Circuit decision casts doubt on lawfulness of CMS procedures

USA - March 26 2015 The trend toward placing more Medicare beneficiaries into observation status in the hospital has come under increasing attack by patient advocates…

Proposed changes to Stark rule would create new hospital exceptions and lessen burden of self-disclosures

USA - August 25 2015 ​In a development that is limited in scope but still welcomed by hospitals, the proposed 2016 Physician Fee Schedule proposes a number of new…

What hospitals and physicians need to know about CMS’s proposed rule interpreting the Physician Payment Sunshine Act

USA - February 1 2012 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued on December 14, 2011 its much-anticipated proposed rule interpreting the requirements of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Act), enacted by Congress as Section 6002 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010.

Kenneth L. Burgess

Corridors - Spring 2015

USA - April 1 2015 Roughly 60 percent of hospitals nationwide either have received or are seeking tax-exempt status under the United States Treasury Department…

Kenneth L. Burgess, Christopher P. Brewer, David R. Broyles