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Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say - Especially to the Feds

Posted by: Robert A. Anderson and Marc T. Quigley on July 23, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

The recent settlement between Coffey Health System in Kansas and the U.S. government is a cautionary tale to other healthcare providers: false attestations related to government incentive programs could lead to False Claims Act liability.

Coffey Health System operates a 25-bed critical access...


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Indiana Medicaid Modifies Coverage of Certain Mental Health Services

Posted by: Meghan M. Linvill McNab and Amanda K. Schipp on July 23, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On May 30, 2019, the Indiana Health Coverage Programs (“IHCP”) released a bulletin (BT201929) stating that it is modifying coverage of crisis intervention, intensive outpatient treatment (“IOT”) and peer recovery services for Indiana Medicaid, effective July 1, 2019.  The two notable changes are...


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Changes to Indiana Physical Therapy Practice Act Provide Greater Authority to Physical Therapists

Posted by: Stacy Walton Long and Alexandria M. Foster on July 2, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

The Indiana General Assembly recently passed legislation (“SB 586”), related to the regulation of physical therapists (“PTs”). Health care providers who utilize physical therapists should be aware of the administrative, licensing, and scope of practice changes included in SB 586. These...


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NPDB Insights and Proctoring Arrangements

Posted by: Susan E. Ziel and Stacy Walton Long on June 28, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Various healthcare providers use the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) in connection with credentialing medical staff and reporting adverse corrective actions involving professional competence or conduct of practitioners.  

On a monthly basis, NPDB publishes an online report – NPDB...


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Indiana Medicaid Halts EnCred Development

Posted by: Meghan M. Linvill McNab and Brandon W. Shirley on June 28, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On June 12, 2019, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (“FSSA”) issued an announcement that it is suspending development of the new enrollment and credentialing system (“EnCred”) for Indiana Medicaid providers.

Prior to this announcement, FSSA had been developing EnCred in...


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CMS Moves Closer to Clarifying Hospital Co-Location Rules with Draft Guidance

Posted by: Brandon W. Shirley and Meghan M. Linvill McNab on June 10, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) is seeking public comment on draft guidance regarding hospital co-location with other hospitals or healthcare facilities. The draft guidance, published on May 3, 2019, is CMS’s long awaited attempt to clarify shared space and shared staff...


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Direct HIPAA Enforcement Liability for Business Associates

Posted by: Stacy Walton Long and Alexandria M. Foster on June 10, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On May 24, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a new fact sheet. It compiles the various provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that impose direct liability on business associates. The fact sheet aims...


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