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Hospitals fined for allowing documentary film crews to film patients without consent
  • Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC
  • USA
  • September 24 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) fined three separate hospitals a cumulative total of $999,000 to settle


HHS Secretary Azar Signals Future Changes to Federal Health Privacy Regulations
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2018

In a recent speech outlining the Trump Administration’s healthcare regulatory reform efforts, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar


OCR Issues Guidance on Disclosures to Family, Friends and Others
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2018

In its most recent cybersecurity newsletter, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) provided guidance


HHS Will Soon Seek Public Comment on Anti-Kickback Statute Reform
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 23 2018

During a July 17, 2018, hearing before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)


Federal Judge Invalidates U.S. Health and Human Services’ Approval of Changes to Kentucky Medicaid Program
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • July 5 2018

Last Friday, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge James E. Boasberg invalidated the federal government’s approval of changes to


CMS Requests Public Comments on the Stark Law to Facilitate Care Coordination
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • July 2 2018

On June 25, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a request for information (“RFI”) seeking public input on how to


Alert: NCI Awarded Payment Error Rate Measurement Review Contractor (PERM RC) by HHS
  • Nexsen Pruet
  • USA
  • June 28 2018

If you are a Medicaid and CHIP provider, please be aware of the latest post-payment claims reviewer we have detailed here. We anticipate providers


BLUE VALLEY HOSPITAL UPDATE - Kansas District Court Dismisses Case, BVH Medicare Provider Agreement Terminated for Failing to be “Primarily Engaged”
  • Breazeale Sachse & Wilson LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2018

As reported in last month’s LHA article, Blue Valley Hospital (“BVH”) recently filed a lawsuit seeking to restrain and enjoin the United States


States Report Increases in Children’s Medicaid Dental Utilization
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2018

On May 4, 2018, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) Acting Director Timothy Hill released an Informational Bulletin calling for states to


Medicare Hearings and Appeals: Litigation, New Initiatives, and Opportunities to Exit the Backlog
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 14 2018

Providers continue to face a massive Medicare appeals backlog before the Office of Medicare Hearing and Appeals (OMHA). Pending appeals number in the