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OIG Issues Request for Information on Federal Anti-kickback and Beneficiary Inducement Issues
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2018

The RFI seeks to identify ways to amend or add new safe harbors to the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS)1 and exceptions to the beneficiary inducement


OIG Issues Request for Information on Federal Anti-kickback and Beneficiary Inducement Issues
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2018

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health Human Services (HHS) is seeking input on Medicare and State Health Care Programs:


CMS Proposes Medicare Shared Savings Program Redesign to “Put Real ‘Accountability’ in Accountable Care Organizations”
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a “new direction” for the Medicare Shared Savings Program, with changes to Medicare


Medicare Hospital Inpatient and Long-Term Care Hospital Payment Policies Finalized for FY 2019
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its final rule updating the Medicare inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and


FY 2019 Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Payments to Rise by $105 Million under Final Rule
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expects Medicare payments to inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) to increase by 1.3 ($105


CMS Hosts Forum for Opioid Prescribers to Address the Opioid Epidemic (Aug. 15)
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2018

On August 15, 2018, CMS is convening a Special Open Door Forum on “Sharing Federal Strategies to Address the Opioid Epidemic.” The conference call


Trump Administration Finalizes Rule Expanding Availability of Short-Term, Limited Duration Health Insurance
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2018

The Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services have issued a final rule that expands the availability of short-term, limited


Citing “Significant Potential for Fraud, Waste, and Abuse,” CMS Extends HHAAmbulance Enrollment Moratoria in Selected States
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that it should extend for an additional six months its current moratoria on the


House Approves Permanent Medical Device Tax Repeal Bill
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2018

The House of Representatives has voted 283 - 132 to approve legislation (HR 184) that would permanently repeal the Affordable Care Act’s 2.3 excise


Medicare Hospice Payments to Increase by $340 Million under Final FY 2019 Rule
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized its FY 2019 update to Medicare hospice rates and policies. As forecast in the May 8