As most are aware, on May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its much anticipated final rule, drastically increasing the salary requirements to qualify as an exempt executive, administrative or professional employee.
On September 16, 2016, the Office of Investigator General for CMS issued a report on hospice election statements, concluding that many of the statements in use by hospices are deficient in some respect.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule addressing the treatment of third-party payments when calculating uncompensated care costs for the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) formula (Proposed Rule).
The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) held its annual Convergence conference last week in San Jose.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would postpone the initiation of the CMS Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Home Health Services (the “Demonstration”) in Florida, which was scheduled to begin in October 2016.
Louisiana Department of Health Issues Emergency Rules Impacting Pediatric Day Health Care Facilities
The Louisiana Department of Health issued two Emergency Rules in the September 20, 2016 Louisiana Register amending licensing standards governing Pediatric Day Health Care Facilities in an effort to avoid a budget deficit in the medical assistance program.
The introduction of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is undoubtedly the most significant change to the European patent landscape since the European Patent Convention of 1973.
House of Representatives Approves Bill to Delay LTCH 25% Rule Implementation, Make Other LTCH Reforms, and Tighten Medicare Enrollment Moratorium Authority
On September 21, 2016, the House Ways and Means Committee approved H.R. 5713, the “Sustaining Healthcare Integrity and Fair Treatment Act of 2016” or “SHIFT Act.”
The OIG has released its Medicaid Fraud Control Units Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report, which compiles data on investigations and prosecutions by the 50 MFCUs.