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Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Enrollment is Now Open
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • February 1 2018

As of January 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) began enrolling suppliers in its new Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program


What’s the EEOC Up To These Days?
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2018

Are you curious as to what the EEOC has been up to in the past year? The wait is over in its 2017 Enforcement and Litigation Data released last


Disproportionate Share Hospitals Facing Steep Payment Cuts
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2017

While September 30, 2017 has been an important procedural deadline for purposes of the GOP’s most recent legislative push to repeal the Affordable


CMS issues first annual report on the permanent Medicare RAC program
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2011

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a report to Congress on the permanent Medicare Parts A and B Recovery Audit Contractor (AB RAC) program in fiscal year (FY) 2010 (the Report).


CMS Proposed Rule for hospice wage index includes changes to hospice cap formula and face-to-face encounter
  • Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2011

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a Proposed Rule to update the Hospice Wage Index for Fiscal Year 2012, at 76 Fed. Reg. 26,806 (May 9, 2011)


Payment adjustments for conditions acquired in hospitals
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2010

As part of our ongoing report of the major changes to the health care system resulting from the Health Care Reform bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), this Bricker & Eckler Health Care Reform Express focuses on section 3008 of PPACA which institutes payment adjustments for hospital acquired conditions.


IRS issues Form 8942 and opens application period for the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2010

On June 18, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") released Form 8942, Application for Certification of Qualified Investments Eligible for Credits and Grants Under the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program, and officially opened the application period for submitting applications under the qualifying therapeutic discovery project program under Section 48D of the Internal Revenue Code.


Medicare providers and suppliers take note: PPACA reduces the timely filing deadline for Medicare fee-for-service claims to one year
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • April 20 2010

In March 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") and related legislation which provide significant changes in the delivery of health care.


COBRA subsidy extension
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 23 2009

This amendment is effective immediately, and requires employers to notify certain current and future COBRA participants of the extended 15-month eligibility.


HHS-OIG issues fiscal year 2010 Work Plan
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • October 29 2009

On October 1, 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General ("HHS-OIG") released its Work Plan for the 2010 fiscal year ("2010 Work Plan").