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21st Century Cures Act Lessens EHR Burdens on Physicians Performing Cases in ASCs

[02/21/17]

Posted on February 21, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The Cures Act addresses certain electronic health record (“EHR”) difficulties faced by physicians who practice primarily in ambulatory surgery centers (“ASCs”). Section 16003 explicitly excludes physicians who furnish substantially all of their Medicare services at ASCs from the penalties imposed under various programs for failure to adopt a certified EHR. Under the current Medicare... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Conditions of Participation for Home Health: Part 6

[02/06/17]

Posted on February 6, 2017 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Review of the New Home Health Conditions of Participation – Emergency Preparedness, Organization and Administration of Services, Personnel Qualifications and Clinical Records. This is the sixth article in a series discussing CMS’s Final Revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (“Final CoPs”). With the release of the Final CoPs, CMS is finalizing the significant changes they... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Conditions of Participation for Home Health: Part 5

[02/01/17]

Posted on February 1, 2017 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Review of the New Home Health Conditions of Participation – Patient Rights (part 2). This is the fifth article in a series discussing CMS’s Final Revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (“Final CoPs”). With the release of the Final CoPs, CMS is finalizing the significant changes they proposed to make to the home health... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Conditions of Participation for Home Health: Part 4

[01/30/17]

Posted on January 30, 2017 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Review of the New Home Health Conditions of Participation – Patient Rights. This is the fourth article in a series discussing CMS’s Final Revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (“Final CoPs”). With the release of the Final CoPs, CMS is finalizing the significant changes they proposed to make to the home health CoPs in... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Conditions of Participation for Home Health: Part 3

[01/26/17]

Posted on January 26, 2017 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Review of the New Home Health Conditions of Participation – Infection Control and Prevention; Skilled Professional Services; and Home Health Aide Services. This is the third article in a series discussing CMS’s Final Revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (“Final CoPs”). With the release of the Final CoPs, CMS is finalizing the significant changes... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Conditions of Participation for Home Health: Part 2

[01/20/17]

Posted on January 20, 2017 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Review of the New Home Health Conditions of Participation – Release of Patient Identifiable OASIS information, Reporting OASIS Information and Comprehensive Assessment of Patients; and Care Planning, Coordination of Services and Quality of Care. This is the second article in a series discussing CMS’s Final Revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (“Final CoPs”). With... READ MORE

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CMS Final Rule Establishes Significant Changes to Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model

[01/18/17]

Posted on January 18, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On December 20, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a Final Rule that included several changes to the recently implemented Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (“CJR”) program. The CJR Model is a retrospective bundled payment program limited to lower extremity joint replacement (“LEJR”) procedures and is designed to encourage hospitals... READ MORE

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CMS Issues Final Rule for New Bundled Payment Models

[01/18/17]

Posted on January 18, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Background On December 20, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a final rule (the “Final Rule”)1 creating three new episode payment models (“EPMs”) covering services provided to Medicare beneficiaries admitted to certain Inpatient Prospective Payment System (“IPPS”) hospitals for heart attacks, coronary bypass surgery or surgical treatment of hip or... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Conditions of Participation for Home Health: Part 1

[01/17/17]

Posted on January 17, 2017 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Review of the New Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Condition This is the first article in a series discussing CMS’s pre-publication copy of the Final Revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (“Final CoPs”). With the release of the Final CoPs, CMS is finalizing, with only a few changes, the significant changes they proposed to... READ MORE

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After More Than Two Years, CMS Releases Final Home Health CoPs

[01/10/17]

Posted on January 10, 2017 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

This time things are really going to change. On January 9, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a pre-publication copy of the Final Revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (“Final CoPs”). With the release of the Final CoPs, CMS is finalizing, with only a few changes, the significant changes they proposed to... READ MORE

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