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On November 6, 2023, the HHS Office of Inspector General published a new compilation of compliance guidance under the title General Compliance Program Guidance (GCPG) for the healthcare compliance community

Continue Reading In Case You Missed It: New OIG General Compliance Program Guidance

The operators of North Carolina long-term care facilities may have some work to do preparing emergency visitation policies.

All North Carolina nursing homes, combination homes, adult care homes and family

Continue Reading Important News on Emergency Visitation Policies for North Carolina Long-Term Care Facilities

The federal No Surprises Act and interim final rules implementing the Act went into effect on January 1, 2022. Part I is aimed at reducing “surprise bills” to patients in

Continue Reading Surprise: Long Term Care Providers Are Not Exempt from The No Surprises Act’s Good Faith Estimate Requirement for Uninsured and Self-Pay Patients
On January 13, 2022, by a vote of 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed a pair of injunctions that had prevented implementation of the CMS Vaccine Mandate in 24 states.


Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Clears Way for CMS Vaccine Mandate to Be Implemented

To assist health care providers that will soon be required to enforce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued guidance on December 28, 2021 regarding
Continue Reading CMS Sets New Deadline to Comply With Vaccine Mandate for Providers in 25 States and DC

A nationwide injunction that prevented a health care worker COVID-19 vaccine mandate from taking effect has now been narrowed by a federal appellate court to apply only in the states
Continue Reading CMS Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect in 26 States as Fifth Circuit Alters Scope of Nationwide Injunction

In a preliminary injunction issued on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, a federal judge in Louisiana temporarily blocked the implementation and enforcement of an interim final rule by the Centers for
Continue Reading Nationwide Injunction of CMS Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers Issued by Louisiana Federal Court

In a preliminary injunction issued on Monday, November 29, 2021, a federal judge in Missouri blocked the implementation and enforcement in 10 states of an interim final rule by the
Continue Reading Federal Judge Blocks CMS Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers in 10 States

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rulerequiring vaccination of all staff at health care facilities
Continue Reading CMS Sets Compliance Deadlines, Issues Details for Health Care Staff Vaccination Mandate