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

On May 8, 2020, CMS published an Interim Rule, one portion of which is focused on new reporting requirements for skilled nursing facilities. The new reporting requirements, effective May
Continue Reading New COVID-19 Reporting Regulations and Requirements for Skilled Nursing Facilities, effective May 8, 2020

The Medicare incentive programs with which you and your medical practice are familiar will soon be no more.  As of January 1, 2017, these programs (including the Electronic Health Records
Continue Reading Are You Ready for the New Medicare Quality Payment Program? (Part 2): Basics of the MIPS and How to Qualify in 2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires Medicare providers to return overpayments within 60 days of the date they are identified in order to avoid liability under the False Claims Act. 
Continue Reading CMS Finally Makes Reasonable Changes to 60-Day Overpayment Rule