Recent News and Industry Developments

HOSPITAL PRICE TRANSPARENCY ENFORCEMENT AND HOW TO PREPARE PRICE FILES FOR 2023
Advisories | News | HOSPITAL PRICE TRANSPARENCY ENFORCEMENT AND HOW TO PREPARE PRICE FILES FOR 2023

November 8, 2022 While 2022 is winding down, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) are gearing up for 2023 compliance monitoring,… Read more »

THINKING OF STARTING A MOBILE IV BUSINESS? HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD CONSIDER
Advisories | News | THINKING OF STARTING A MOBILE IV BUSINESS? HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD CONSIDER

October 20, 2022 Although many at-home and in-person health care services were paused or discontinued during the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for IV hydration care at home is officially back.… Read more »

TO MASK OR NOT MASK: THE CDC’S UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDANCE
Advisories | News | TO MASK OR NOT MASK: THE CDC’S UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDANCE

October 17, 2022 On September 23, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) released revised infection prevention and control recommendations for healthcare personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. New… Read more »

WHEN INTERPRETIVE SERVICES ARE ADEQUATE UNDER THE ADA
Advisories | News | WHEN INTERPRETIVE SERVICES ARE ADEQUATE UNDER THE ADA

October 17, 2022 Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) prohibits discrimination against those with disabilities in places of public accommodations, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician offices,… Read more »

DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL’S REMARKS ON NEW DOJ CORPORATE CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT POLICIES
Advisories | News | DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL’S REMARKS ON NEW DOJ CORPORATE CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT POLICIES

September 20, 2022 On September 15, 2022, Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco (“Monaco”) delivered remarks on significant updates on Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) corporate criminal enforcement policies. Monaco’s remarks… Read more »

DMAS AND MFCU HEIGHTEN SCRUTINY OF COMMUNITY STABILIZATION AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Advisories | News | DMAS AND MFCU HEIGHTEN SCRUTINY OF COMMUNITY STABILIZATION AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

September 15, 2022 The Department of Medical Assistance Services (“DMAS”) has been increasing support for community related mental health services by launching initiatives like BRAVO (Behavioral Health Redesign for Access,… Read more »

THE DOBBS DECISION: TWO MONTHS LATER
Advisories | News | THE DOBBS DECISION: TWO MONTHS LATER

August 24, 2022 Two months ago today, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. As previously described, this opinion held that abortion is not a… Read more »

CMS PROPOSES UPDATES TO CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
News | CMS PROPOSES UPDATES TO CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

August 19, 2022 On July 6, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed revisions to Medicare’s Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).[1] The… Read more »

NEW ACCREDITATION STANDARDS FOR HEALTH EQUITY
Advisories | News | NEW ACCREDITATION STANDARDS FOR HEALTH EQUITY

August 18, 2022 As of January 1, 2023, the Joint Commission’s Accreditation Standards will include requirements on health equity for ambulatory health care, behavioral health care and human services, critical… Read more »

BACK TO SCHOOL: A SUMMARY OF CMS’ RECENT PHASE 2 AND PHASE 3 RoP GUIDANCE UPDATES FOR NURSING HOMES
Advisories | News | BACK TO SCHOOL: A SUMMARY OF CMS’ RECENT PHASE 2 AND PHASE 3 RoP GUIDANCE UPDATES FOR NURSING HOMES

August 11, 2022 On June 29, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued QSO-22-19-NH, Revised Long-Term Care Surveyor Guidance: Revisions to Surveyor Guidance for Phases 2 &… Read more »

RURAL EMERGENCY HOSPITALS: Q&A
Advisories | News | RURAL EMERGENCY HOSPITALS: Q&A

Healthcare shortages pose an acute threat to rural communities across the United States. With insufficient health resources, residents of rural America frequently experience delays in care, preventable hospitalizations, and poor… Read more »

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