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New CMS Proposed Rule - Reducing Regulatory Burden For Healthcare Providers

Posted by: Stephanie T. Eckerle and Susan E. Ziel on October 9, 2018

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On September 17, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services "CMS" published a proposed rule to reduce burdensome regulations affecting healthcare providers as part of its "Patients Over Paperwork" initiative which began in 2017.   More information about the Patients Over Paperwork...


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Indiana Medicaid publishes a proposed rule overhauling its Medicaid program integrity requirements

Posted by: Amanda K. Schipp and Brandon W. Shirley on October 8, 2018

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On October 4, 2018, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration published a proposed rule (“LSA #18-251”) that overhauls its Medicaid program integrity requirements. LSA #18-251 revises, clarifies, and adds new provisions affecting nearly all business aspects for Indiana Medicaid...


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Trump Administration Makes Changes to Appointment of Federal Administrative Law Judges

Posted by: Libby Yin Goodknight and Brandon W. Shirley on September 19, 2018

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On July 10, 2018, President Trump signed an Executive Order (“EO”) that altered the manner in which Federal Administrative Law Judges (“ALJ”) are selected for service from competitive examination and competitive service selection procedures to agency appointments. The changes in the EO were...


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OIG Advisory Opinion No. 18-08: Fire Departments' Mutual Aid Agreements

Posted by: Lauren C. Sorrell and Thomas N. Hutchinson on September 19, 2018

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On August 7, 2018, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued Advisory Opinion No. 18-08, which evaluated a proposal by six government-operated fire departments (the “Departments”) to enter into a mutual aid agreement to provide unscheduled, backup emergency ambulance services (“Backup...


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Medicare Attempts Streamlining

Posted by: Thomas N. Hutchinson and Meghan M. Linvill McNab on August 23, 2018

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

As reported in CMS’s MLNConnects (click here for release), CMS recently proposed significant regulatory changes that would reduce the burden of Medicare paperwork and thereby increase the amount of time that physicians and other clinicians can spend with their patients. The proposed rules are...


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HIPAA Assessments... Here's Looking at You!

Posted by: Susan E. Ziel and Stacy Walton Long on August 23, 2018

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Whether you are the Privacy Officer, the Security Officer, or both, the question remains the same.  When was the last time you scheduled a "walk through" of your work space for the sole purpose of looking into the "eyeballs" of your personnel and finding out what they are really doing (or not...


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Clarification on Use of Documentation Assistants or Scribes

Posted by: Stephanie T. Eckerle and Meghan M. Linvill McNab on August 23, 2018

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

The Joint Commission (“JC”) recently released a new Standards FAQ (“FAQ”) setting forth guidelines that should be followed when physicians or other licensed independent practitioners (“LIPs”) use documentation assistants (referred to herein as “scribes”) to assist with documentation.  In the...


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