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CMS proposes rule changes to modify Stark requirements

USA - November 12 2015 On July 8, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued proposed regulations revising the physician self-referral law ("Stark")…

What you should know regarding hospital payments to on-call physicians

USA - November 20 2012 In follow up to OIG Advisory Opinion 07-10, the Office of Inspector General issued another Advisory Opinion 12-15 on October 23, 2012, which revisited the issue of per diem fees to on-call physicians.

CMS redefines meaningful use for EHR incentive program

USA - July 22 2010 On July 13, 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology ("ONC") issued two final rules in order to implement the Electronic Health Records ("EHR") incentive program under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act ("HITECH").

Charles M. Johnson.

Health care reform law reduces market basket rates for acute care and long-term care hospitals

USA - June 23 2010 On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") into law.

Kristen A. Holt.

Red Flags Rule enforcement delayed until December 31, 2010

USA - June 4 2010 The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has announced that it will delay enforcement of the Red Flags Rule until December 31, 2010.

Gretchen Ackerman Tromp, Kristen A. Holt.