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CMS Proposes Changes to Telehealth Reimbursement, Stark, Substance Use Disorder Treatment Reimbursement, and Evaluation & Management Reimbursement in the  CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

On Thursday, July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule (the Proposed Rule). Read More ›

In the April, 2017 issue of Compliance Today, HLB attorneys Charles Oppenhiem and Amy Joseph examine the potential Stark issues  raised when  a hospital-employed nurse practitioners perform part of  a physician's duties.  Read More ›

As has been humorously observed: "it is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future." Nonetheless, this article summarizes our fearless predictions regarding the hot areas for health law business transactions and counseling in 2016. We anticipate many of the trends from 2015 continuing into 2016 and beyond. Read More ›

A final new regulation (the Final Rule) interpreting the federal self-referral restrictions imposed by the "Stark Law" was issued October 30, 2015, by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) makes a number of significant changes and provides important clarifications. The Stark Law prohibits physician referrals of Medicare patients for certain "designated health services" to entities with which the physician has a financial relationship unless an exception under the law applies to that relationship. Read More ›

On July 7, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule which would make a number of significant changes to and provide important clarifications of the Stark Law's regulations (the Proposed Rule).  The Stark Law prohibits physician referrals of certain designated health services for Medicare patients to entities with which the physician has a financial relationship unless an exception under the law applies to that relationship. Read More ›

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