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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CMS Moves Closer to Clarifying Hospital Co-Location Rules with Draft Guidance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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) is seeking public comment on draft guidance regarding hospital co-location with other hospitals or healthcare facilities. The draft guidance, published on May 3, 2019, is CMS’s long awaited attempt to clarify shared space and shared staff...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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Indiana's New Legacy Trust: An Asset Protection Strategy for Hoosiers

Posted by: Rodney S. Retzner on June 10, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Indiana embarks on a bold, new planning strategy on July 1, 2019. As of that date, individuals will be able to avail themselves of “Legacy Trusts” as an additional method by which they can lawfully protect assets against creditors. Indiana residents have long been able to make gifts during life...


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Revisions to Indiana Physician Assistant Laws Change Relationship from Supervisory to Collaborative

Posted by: Stephanie T. Eckerle and Alexandria M. Foster on June 10, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

The Indiana General Assembly recently enacted legislation (“Bill 1248”) that changes the relationship between physicians and physician assistants (“PAs”) from that of a supervisory relationship to one of collaboration. Health care providers should be aware that Bill 1248 affects the form of...


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CMS Unveils New Value-Based Payment Options for Primary Care Practices

Posted by: Andrew W. Breck and Thomas N. Hutchinson on May 22, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

CMS recently announced new value-based care payment models aimed at transforming primary care in order to deliver better value for patients across the healthcare system.  Participation in the payment models will be available starting in January 2020 and is anticipated to attract 25% or more of...


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How "Effective" Is Your Compliance Program?

Posted by: Susan E. Ziel and Andrew W. Breck on May 22, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Measuring corporate compliance program  “effectiveness”  is recommended by several authorities, including the United States Sentencing Commission[1] and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (“OIG”)[2].  The goals of an assessment process should be: (1) to...


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