New York State Guidance Issued Concerning Shared Space Arrangements Between Providers

On September 14, 2016, New York States Department of Health, Office of Mental Health and Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services jointly issued “Statewide Guidance on Space Arrangements Between … Continue Reading →

New Connecticut Legislation Restricts The Use Of Non-Compete Agreements Against Physicians

The Connecticut General Assembly recently passed a bill (“SB 351”) that establishes new restrictions on non-compete agreements (also known as restrictive covenants) between medical practices/hospitals and physicians. Pursuant to the … Continue Reading →

FDA Announces New Label Warnings on Opioid Medications

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new  requirements for safety labeling on immediate-release (IR) opioid pain medications such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine. These changes are FDA’s … Continue Reading →

OCR “Raises The Stakes” For HIPAA Compliance in Second Quarter 2016

During the first quarter of 2016, the OCR announced several actions which highlight the need for Covered Entities and Business Associates to prioritize their HIPAA compliance efforts for the second … Continue Reading →

New York High Court Decision Extends Provider’s Duty Of Care

A recent New York Court of Appeals decision (Davis v. South Nassau Communities Hospital) has expanded a provider’s duty of care to third persons, holding that “where a medical provider … Continue Reading →

CMS Adopts Final 60 Day Overpayment Reporting Rules with Significant Clarifications Applicable to Medicare Part A and Part B Providers

On February 12, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its long-awaited final rule (Final Rule) implementing Section 6402(a) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which requires … Continue Reading →

Medicare Adopts a New Prior Authorization Process for Certain DME Items

In an effort to curb unnecessary utilization, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a new initiative that will require durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers to obtain … Continue Reading →

New York’s New Telemedicine/Telehealth Parity Law

New York recently joined twenty-eight (28) other states plus the District of Columbia in adopting a telemedicine/telehealth reimbursement parity law (the “Telehealth Law”). The new Telehealth Law became effective January … Continue Reading →

Urgent – New Medicaid Rules Effective Immediately Make Sweeping Changes Regarding Ownership, Subcontracting and Recordkeeping for Transportation Services

The most recent New York State Medicaid Update altered the landscape for the provision of transportation services under the New York State Medicaid program.  All transportation service providers, including ambulance, … Continue Reading →

New York Passes Law to Create Expedited Access to Medical Marijuana

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation to expedite the New York State’s medical marijuana program for people with serious medical conditions whose conditions are progressive and degenerative. This law has … Continue Reading →