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New Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbors Promote Value-Based Arrangements

USA - February 12 2021 On November 20, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector…

Brian F. Higgins.

Nursing Homes Should Brace for Additional COVID-19 Regulations, Surveys, and Oversight

USA - May 19 2020 In response to the large number of adverse outcomes at nursing homes across the U.S., the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced…

Charles M. Johnson.

Guidance Specifically for Rural Health Clinics and Federally-Qualified Health Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

USA - April 20 2020 Rural health clinics (RHCs) and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) are among the health care providers that stand to benefit from the monetary…

CMS Issues Interim Final Rule for Medicare and Medicaid Program Revisions in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

USA - April 17 2020 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued an Interim Final Rule (“Rule”) containing, in CMS’s own words, “a sweeping array of new rules…

James (Jim) A. Dietz, Rhonda Frey.

Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Enforcement Eased During COVID-19 Crisis

USA - April 16 2020 In response to COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a document setting forth a set of “blanket waivers” pertaining to…

Haifeng Hong, James (Jim) A. Dietz.