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Colorado Issues New COVID-19 Directives & Guidance to ALRs

USA - March 25 2020 On March 23, 2020, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) issued further Directives and Guidelines applicable to Assisted…

CMS Updates Guidance for Visitation in Nursing Homes

USA - March 16 2020 On Friday, March 13, 2020, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) again revised its guidance for infection control and prevention of COVID-19…

Candor in Colorado: New Statutory Protections for Communications About Adverse Health Care Incidents

USA - June 27 2019 On Monday, July 1, 2019, Colorado’s Candor Act will go into effect, making it one of four states in the U.S. to adopt such a law. The Candor Act…

Electronic payments via MSPRP now live

USA - April 23 2019 Effective April 1, the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) is equipped to accept electronic payments for Medicare conditional payment…

New Part D Safety Policy Intends to Reduce Opioid Misuse

USA - April 22 2019 CMS recently announced its new Medicare Part D opioid safety policy, intended to reduce prescription opioid misuse. One aspect of the new policy is…

MSP Recovery Gets Caught in the Tangled Web of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act

USA - March 21 2019 In the recent case of MSPA Claims 1, LLC v. Tenet Fla., Inc. the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the holding of the district court…

United States Sues Plaintiff Attorney, Medicare Beneficiary, and the Insurer for Conditional Payments in the Middle District of Pennsylvania

USA - March 21 2019 On February 26, 2019, the Middle District of Pennsylvania addressed a summary judgment motion brought by the United States against parties to a…

More Webs in Alabama: District Court Quotes Scott, Dismisses MSPA Claim

USA - March 21 2019 A recent determination against Infinity Property and Casualty Group emerging from a federal district court in Alabama demonstrates that while so many…

Medicare Coverage App Launches eMedicare

USA - January 29 2019 Yesterday CMS announced a new app to display what Medicare Part A & B covers. Per the announcement, “The new ‘What’s Covered’ app lets people with…

CMS Finishes New Medicare Card Distribution Initiative

USA - January 17 2019 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently published a press release stating that it has completed its initiative of issuing new…