Recent News and Industry Developments

MAJOR CHANGES ANNOUNCED IN NOVEMBER 2020 REGULATIONS UNDER THE STARK PHYSICIAN SELF-REFERRAL ACT
Advisories | News | MAJOR CHANGES ANNOUNCED IN NOVEMBER 2020 REGULATIONS UNDER THE STARK PHYSICIAN SELF-REFERRAL ACT

November 24, 2020 On November 20, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published final regulations that make significant modifications to the federal physician self-referral law frequently known… Read more »

HHS RELEASES TRANSFORMATIONAL NEW REGULATIONS UNDER STARK AND THE ANTI-KICKBACK STATUTE
Advisories | News | HHS RELEASES TRANSFORMATIONAL NEW REGULATIONS UNDER STARK AND THE ANTI-KICKBACK STATUTE

November 23, 2020 On Friday, November 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released new regulations under the Physician Self-Referral Act (Stark) and the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS).… Read more »

A BROAD ARRAY OF VIRGINIA PROVIDERS RECEIVE ADDITIONAL REGULATORY FLEXIBILTIES DURING COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY (PHE)
Advisories | News | A BROAD ARRAY OF VIRGINIA PROVIDERS RECEIVE ADDITIONAL REGULATORY FLEXIBILTIES DURING COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY (PHE)

October 23, 2020 VIRGINIA’S DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES (DMAS) HAS ISSUED AN INTERIM GUIDANCE ANNOUNCING MANY NEW REGULATROY CHANGES MEANT TO ASSIST PROVIDERS DURING THE COVID-19 PHE The October… Read more »

REMINDER TO NURSING HOMES: DON’T FORGET RESIDENTS’ RIGHT TO VOTE IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION
Advisories | News | REMINDER TO NURSING HOMES: DON’T FORGET RESIDENTS’ RIGHT TO VOTE IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION

October 19, 2020 On October 5, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued QSO-21-02-NH, Compliance with Residents’ Rights Requirement Related to Nursing Home Residents’ Right to Vote… Read more »

CMS EXEMPTS CERTAIN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS REQUIREMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
Advisories | News | CMS EXEMPTS CERTAIN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS REQUIREMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

October 14, 2020 On September 28, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued QSO-20-41-ALL, Guidance related to the Emergency Preparedness Testing Exercise Requirements – Coronavirus Disease 2019… Read more »

Election Update, October 2020
Articles | News | Election Update, October 2020

A few more people have put their names in the hat to run for Governor and Lt. Governor.  Please see below: Governor: Kirk Cox, Republican.  Current member of the House… Read more »

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES (DMAS) ELIMINATES BURDENSOME “SIGN OFF” REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINOUS BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORS
Advisories | News | VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES (DMAS) ELIMINATES BURDENSOME “SIGN OFF” REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINOUS BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORS

September 29, 2020 Effective September 30, 2020, DMAS is eliminating the special “sign off” requirements that have applied to Certificates of Medical Necessity (CMN) for continuous glucose monitors (CGMs). Prior… Read more »

DON’T TOSS THAT RECEIPT! HHS ISSUES REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR CARES ACT PAYMENTS
Advisories | News | DON’T TOSS THAT RECEIPT! HHS ISSUES REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR CARES ACT PAYMENTS

September 28, 2020 On September 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published a Notice (the “Notice”) to inform recipients of Provider Relief Funds exceeding $10,000… Read more »

SHUFFLING THE DECK: UPDATES IN THE CY 2021 MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE
Advisories | News | SHUFFLING THE DECK: UPDATES IN THE CY 2021 MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE

September 24, 2020 On August 4, 2020, CMS published its CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule (the “Rule”) in the Federal Register. The Rule includes a number of… Read more »

ANOTHER BALL IN THE JUGGLING ACT: CMS UPDATES ITS VISITATION GUIDELINES FOR NURSING HOMES
Advisories | News | ANOTHER BALL IN THE JUGGLING ACT: CMS UPDATES ITS VISITATION GUIDELINES FOR NURSING HOMES

September 24, 2020 On September 17, 2020, CMS issued QSO-20-39-NH, Nursing Home Visitation – COVID-19, the latest update in a series of guidance issued since March 2020 in response to… Read more »

FOURTH ROUND OF UPDATES TO THE FDA GUIDANCE FOR CLINICAL TRIAL RESEARCHERS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Advisories | News | FOURTH ROUND OF UPDATES TO THE FDA GUIDANCE FOR CLINICAL TRIAL RESEARCHERS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

September 23, 2020 THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (“FDA”) AGAIN SUPPLEMENTS ITS MARCH 18 GUIDANCE ENTITLED “CONDUCT OF CLINICAL TRIALS OF MEDICAL PRODUCTS DURING COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY” The… Read more »

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