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 →

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 →

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 →

HRSA Revises FQHC Forms for Identifying Services and Site

The Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HRSA”) published a Program Assistance Letter on May 13, 2014, to explain revisions that were … Continue Reading →

Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program Details Still Emerging But Deadlines Already Looming

CMS has provided final approval of a Medicaid Waiver to provide over $8 billion for reforming the delivery of healthcare in New York, including the establishment of a new, comprehensive … Continue Reading →

NLRB Strikes Down Hospital’s Policy Prohibiting Employee Negativity

On April 1, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that a hospital’s “Values and Standards of Behavior” policy proscribing negativity violates the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).   The … Continue Reading →

Telemedicine Reimbursement Bills Advance in New York and Connecticut

Looking to join the 20 other states and the District of Columbia which already mandate such coverage, both the New York and Connecticut Legislatures are currently considering bills that would … Continue Reading →

County Government Settles Potential HIPAA Violations

Skagit County, Washington recently agreed to a $215,000 settlement, as well as agreeing to correct deficiencies in its HIPAA compliance program, with the Health and Human Services Office for Civil … Continue Reading →