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Free Money, Pretty Much: Medicare Providers to Automatically Receive $30 Billion in Relief Funds From CARES Act

USA - April 10 2020 The CARES Act signed into law on March 27, 2020, provides $100 billion dollars in “Provider Relief Funds” to Medicare-enrolled hospitals and other…

Chad N. Eckhardt, Brian F. Higgins

Introduction to Private Equity’s Acquisition of Medical Groups

USA - March 2 2020 Private equity’s expansion into healthcare has proliferated in the past decade, with over 181 private equity deals for all types of physician…

Brian F. Higgins

West Virginia Adopts New Rules to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

USA - November 19 2018 During 2018, the West Virginia Legislature took several important steps to supplement and strengthen the State's response to the opioid epidemic…

CMS Backs Off (a little!) in Finalizing the 2019 OPPS Rule

USA - November 9 2018 The long-awaited 2019 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule has arrived - and it came with at least one surprise. The…

Closing Window for Physicians to Earn Medicare Bonuses Based on 2017 Performance

USA - September 20 2017 Under the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) mandated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2017 (MACRA), physicians who annually bill…

Melissa L. Myers