Recent News and Industry Developments

HOLD THE PHONE: OIG WARNS PHYSICIAN AND NON-PHYSICIAN PRACTITIONERS OF TELEHEALTH FRAUD SCHEMES
Advisories | News | HOLD THE PHONE: OIG WARNS PHYSICIAN AND NON-PHYSICIAN PRACTITIONERS OF TELEHEALTH FRAUD SCHEMES

August 8, 2022 On July 20, 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) released a Special Fraud Alert (the “Alert”) regarding companies purported… Read more »

EMTALA QUESTIONS LOOM FOLLOWING THE DOBBS DECISION OVERTURNING ROE
Advisories | News | EMTALA QUESTIONS LOOM FOLLOWING THE DOBBS DECISION OVERTURNING ROE

July 13, 2022 On July 8, 2022, an Executive Order on Protecting Access to Reproductive Healthcare Services was issued by President Biden in an effort to advance his Administration’s defense… Read more »

THE DOBBS DECISION: POST-ROE CONSIDERATIONS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
Advisories | News | THE DOBBS DECISION: POST-ROE CONSIDERATIONS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

June 27, 2022 On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. The decision overturned the Court’s decisions in Roe v. Wade,… Read more »

OVERTIME UPDATE: CHANGES TO THE VIRGINIA OVERTIME WAGE ACT AND THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT’S WHITE-COLLAR EXEMPTION SALARY THRESHOLD
Advisories | News | OVERTIME UPDATE: CHANGES TO THE VIRGINIA OVERTIME WAGE ACT AND THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT’S WHITE-COLLAR EXEMPTION SALARY THRESHOLD

May 5, 2022 Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) employees must generally be paid at least federal minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime at a rate of… Read more »

WAIVING GOODBYE: UPCOMING TERMINATION OF CERTAIN BLANKET WAIVERS FOR SPECIFIC PROVIDERS
Advisories | News | WAIVING GOODBYE: UPCOMING TERMINATION OF CERTAIN BLANKET WAIVERS FOR SPECIFIC PROVIDERS

April 18, 2022 On April 7, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued QSO-22-15-NH & NLTC & LSC (the “Memo”) outlining end-dates for certain blanket waivers of… Read more »

CRIMINAL CONVICTION FOLLOWING A FATAL MEDICATION ERROR: THE RADONDA VAUGHT CASE
Advisories | News | CRIMINAL CONVICTION FOLLOWING A FATAL MEDICATION ERROR: THE RADONDA VAUGHT CASE

March 29, 2022 On March 25, 2022, a jury in Nashville, Tennessee found a former Vanderbilt nurse guilty of negligent homicide and gross neglect of an impaired adult related to… Read more »

SUPREME COURT ALLOWS CMS VACCINE MANDATE TO GO INTO EFFECT, BLOCKS OSHA VACCINE MANDATE
Advisories | News | SUPREME COURT ALLOWS CMS VACCINE MANDATE TO GO INTO EFFECT, BLOCKS OSHA VACCINE MANDATE

January 16, 2022 As previously discussed, on January 7, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding injunctions that had been issued preventing the vaccine mandates issued by the… Read more »

CMS VACCINE MANDATE UPDATES
Advisories | News | CMS VACCINE MANDATE UPDATES

January 5, 2022 On December 28, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) updated its policy regarding vaccine mandates. As previously discussed, this announcement follows multiple legal challenges… Read more »

UPDATE ON CMS AND OSHA COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATES
Advisories | News | UPDATE ON CMS AND OSHA COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATES

December 21, 2021 As previously discussed, on November 5, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued an emergency regulation that required many healthcare providers who participate in… Read more »

CY 2022 MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE FINAL RULE: CHANGES TO STARK LAW
Advisories | News | CY 2022 MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE FINAL RULE: CHANGES TO STARK LAW

December 6, 2021 On November 2, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued the Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule (“2022 PFS Final… Read more »

NEW CO-LOCATION GUIDANCE PROVIDES LEEWAY FOR HOSPITALS – SURVEY IMPLICATIONS REMAIN UNCERTAIN
Advisories | News | NEW CO-LOCATION GUIDANCE PROVIDES LEEWAY FOR HOSPITALS – SURVEY IMPLICATIONS REMAIN UNCERTAIN

November 18, 2021 Co-location has continued to be a perplexing and often problematic analysis for hospitals when evaluating potential arrangements which involve sharing space, staff, or other resources with another… Read more »

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