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Hospice Providers Take Note: OIG Highlights Compliance Vulnerabilities in the Medicare Hospice Benefit
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • USA
  • August 20 2018

For a number of years, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published concerns about the

The Proposed Medicare OPPS Payment Rule: CMS Gets Tough on Site Neutral Payment
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • August 3 2018

Topping the list of significant policy changes are efforts by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand site neutral reductions in

It’s About More Than Hospitals: CY 2019 Proposed Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System Rule Contains Proposals of Interest to the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2018

Comments on the Proposed Rule are due back to the agency no later than September 24, 2018. Included with a host of proposals related to hospital

CY 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Part B Proposed Rule Signals Payment Reduction for New Part B Drugs
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2018

Comments on the Proposed Rule are due by September 10, 2018. Among a host of other proposals related to Medicare reimbursement for physician services

Why the Healthcare Industry Should Pay Particular Attention to Drug and Alcohol Issues in the Workplace
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • March 21 2018

While all employers struggle with navigating the ever-changing landscape of drug and alcohol issues in the workplace, healthcare employers should pay

CMS re-release of clinical laboratory fee schedule payment rates a reminder to keep eye on updates
  • Conduent
  • USA
  • March 13 2018

For those who price Medicaid professional services, each year can prove to be a guessing game for when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

340B Update for Hospitals: CMS Publishes FAQs Clarifying Use of Modifiers in Connection with 340B Program Reimbursement Cut on Part B Drugs
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • December 18 2017

On December 13, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published subregulatory guidance to answer questions about billing for

CMS Releases 2018 MACRA Final Rule
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Nov. 2, 2017, posted the CY 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Rule. CMS finalized

Washington Healthcare Update - Nov 6, 2017
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • November 6 2017

On Nov. 3, the House passed legislation to renew the Children’s Hospital Insurance Program, 242-174. Only 15 Democrats voted for the proposal. Of

The Opioid Crisis: Declaring a National Emergency and the Effect on Remote Prescribing through Telemedicine
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 20 2017

On July 31, 2017, President Donald Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis recommended that he declare the opioid