Heather Stutz

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Buyer Beware: FEMA Claw Backs Could Require Hospitals to Return Funds Received from FEMA for COVID-19 Purchases and Expenses

In the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals did what they needed to do to control the spread and keep patients alive.  That meant purchasing more of certain specialized equipment than they ever would have needed in non-pandemic times.  Sometimes that even meant converting a storage shed on a hospital’s parking lot to a drive … Continue Reading

When Forming ACOs, Plan For Disputes And Terminations

Many attorneys, commentators and consultants are recommending swift action for providers interested in participating in the Shared Savings Program through an Accountable Care Organization (“ACO”) because of the following: Primary care providers must be exclusive to one ACO; Applications for the first Shared Savings Program year, which starts on January 1, 2012, will likely be … Continue Reading