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CMS and OIG Ring in the New Year with Final Rules on EHR Donations

Posted in Department of Health and Human Services, Electronic Health Records, False Claims Act, Fraud and Abuse, Hospitals, Mergers and Acquisitions, Regulatory Compliance, Technology

On December 27, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) and the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (“OIG”) published final rules (“Final Rules”) regarding the electronic health records (“EHR”) donations Stark Law Exception (42 C.F.R. 411.357(w)) and Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbor (“AKS Safe Harbor”) (42 C.F.R…. Continue Reading

CMS Strengthens Policies to Encourage Automatic Assignment of Medicare Provider Agreements

Posted in Department of Health and Human Services, Mergers and Acquisitions

In a policy memo published September 6, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) encouraged new owners of Medicare providers and institutional suppliers (“providers”) to accept automatic assignment of the seller’s Medicare Provider Agreement (“Agreement”) and CMS Certification Number (“CCN”).  The overall goal appears to be to encourage automatic assignment in Change of… Continue Reading

Health Care Finance Professionals Discuss Health Care Reform

Posted in Mergers and Acquisitions, PPACA

The Bond Buyer’s 501(c)3 Super Conference was held on September 20, 2010 at the Hilton New York in New York City.  This year’s event brought together investors, finance professionals and executives from hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, higher education institutions, performing arts centers, rating agencies and finance firms from across the country to network… Continue Reading