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How Does My Compliance Program Measure Up?

While the goal of any organization is to avoid investigation by government agencies altogether, the reality is that health care providers operate in a highly regulated industry resulting in greater risk of encountering an enforcement action at some point.  Therefore, it is imperative to consider how…

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Don't Be Complacent, Be Compliant - CMS and OIG Online Sources Continue to Provide Important Compliance and COVID-19 Updates

Health care and its many statutory, regulatory, and industry “yardsticks” are ever-changing and require regular attention.  In order to stay close to the action, particularly with respect to matters concerning corporate compliance, there are at least three online sources to consider.  The first is…

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When It Rains, It Pours - Nursing Facilities to Face Imminent Survey Activity, Enhanced Enforcement Actions, and Staff Testing Requirements as a Result of COVID-19

Nursing facilities have undoubtedly encountered unique challenges during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.  In an effort to protect the vulnerable population receiving care in these facilities, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance on June 1, 2020 announcing…

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New FAQ Addresses Eligibility of §115 Hospitals for PPP Loans

On Sunday, May 3, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) added content to its Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”) for the payroll protection program (“PPP”) loans established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). One added response dealt with the…

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