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Recent Health Care Legal Developments – Looking Forward to 2017

Authored by John H. Fisher, II
Posted on December 29, 2016
Filed under Health Care

As we are coming close to the end of another year, I thought it might be good to pull together some of the health law articles and blogs we produced during 2016.  Ruder Ware's Health Care Focus Team puts out a lot of information on a variety of different blog sites.  This is in addition to our newsletter and our more comprehensive “Blue Paper” series.

With a change in government we will see substantial changes in health law in the upcoming years.  While no single source will be able to cover all of these developments, our coverage tends to bring things down to the “street level” for providers.  You can sign up for our newsletter or go to one or more of our blogs and grab the RSS feed to follow our analysis of what is going on in the industry.

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Here are some of the articles and information from 2016.

300 Pages of New Regulations Ruining Health Care Attorney Lives Across the Country

60 Day Repayment Rule Affordable Care Act

ACO Primary Care Exclusivity Requirement - Not As Broad As Some Believe

Ambulatory Surgery Center Advisory Opinions

Antitrust Law Application In Rural Areas- Hospital Mergers

Antitrust Market Analysis In Provider Integration

Antitrust Policies Avoiding Spillover - Clinically Integrated Networks

Auditing Physician Payments For Stark Law

Bundled Payment Arrangements for Clinically Integrated Networks

Certification of Investigation of Individual Wrongdoing Under the Yates Memorandum

Clinical Integration Readiness Analysis CINs

CMS Releases Final Rules Under Medicare Shared Savings Program

CMS Releases the First Comprehensive Overhaul of Nursing Home Conditions of Participation in Over 25 Years

False Claims Act Basics – Known Overpayment Becomes False Claim

False Claims Act Liability - Conditions of Participation and Conditions of Payment

Final Rule Under the Medicare Shared Savings Program Released

HHS Releases Inflation Adjusted Federal Civil Penalties

How Should Compliance Process Integrate the Yates Memorandum?

Incident To Billing Rules Changed In New CMS Regulations

Major Revamp of Nursing Home Regulations Proposed By CMS

Medicare Shared Savings Program Changes Under 2016 Physician Fee Schedule Regulations

Medigap PHO Discount Program Receives OIG Approval

New Federal Prosecution Standards Require Revisions to Investigation Policies

Off-Campus Provider-Based Departments Neutrality

OIG Fraud Alert - Medical Director Compensation Arrangements

Outpatient Surgery Article On Using A Safe Surgery Checklist

Population Health Management and Clinical Integration

President Signs the 21st Century Cures Act

Primary Care Integration Strategies - Divisional Group Practice Mergers

Provider Self-Disclosure Decisions – Voluntary Disclosure Process

Referral Requirements - Can Employed Doctors Be Required to Make Referrals?

Reimbursement for Telemedicine and Telehealth Services

Telemedicine Credentialing By Proxy

When Can Violation of a Condition of Participation Result in False Claims Act Liability? Update on Escobar’s Materiality Standard