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Supreme Court Exposes FCA Defendants To Decade-Old Relator Suits

USA - May 15 2019 When the Supreme Court accepted the cert petition to resolve a Circuit split regarding the False Claims Act’s statute of limitations when the…

Michigan Medicaid Issues New Requirements for Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist Collaboration Agreements

USA - May 10 2019 On May 1, 2019, the Medical Services Administration of the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (“MDHHS”), which administers the Michigan…

CMS Administrator Announces Continuing Effort to Improve Quality and Combat Abuse/Neglect in Skilled Nursing Facilities

USA - April 30 2019 In a blog post published on April 15, 2019, the Administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Seema Verma…

HIPAA Isn’t Only About Data Privacy and Security

USA - April 8 2019 When we think about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), many of us immediately think about protecting the…

OIG Okays Complimentary Care to Patients in Recent Advisory Opinion

USA - March 19 2019 The OIG, in Advisory Opinion 19-03 issued on March 1, 2019, found it acceptable for a medical center to provide follow-up care in patients’ homes at…

Medicare’s “3-Day Rule” Continues to Challenge CMS and SNFs

USA - March 18 2019 Federal Medicare law requires that a Medicare beneficiary be admitted as an in-patient in a hospital for at least three consecutive days, not counting…

The New Anti-Kickback Statute in Town

USA - March 6 2019 On October 24, 2018, Congress enacted a new federal anti-kickback statute as part of its effort to combat the opioid epidemic. Congress established…

A Longer Statute of Limitations for False Claims Act Qui Tam Suits?

USA - March 4 2019 A Supreme Court case to be decided this term will determine whether to extend the statute of limitations for private relators’ FCA actions in which…

Pathways to Success ACO Model

USA - January 10 2019 On December 21, 2018, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule redesigning the Medicare Accountable Care…

Medicare Coverage for Ambulance Services - Physician Certification Will Not Be Enough

USA - January 9 2019 A physician certification for Medicare coverage for ambulance services is not the final word. An ambulance service also must demonstrate the…