Rewards Exception to Beneficiary Inducement CMPL (11/13/2017) - Rewards Exception to Beneficiary Inducement CMPL The Office of the Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services recently passed a regulation providing an exception to certain prohibitions under the Civil Monetary Penalties Law (CMPL). This exception allows pharmacies and other healthcare providers to offer certain access Continue Reading Changes to FDA Regulation of Health-Related Apps (10/20/2017) - Changes to FDA Regulation of Health-Related Apps On July 27th of this year, the FDA announced its Digital Health Innovation Action Plan, which is intended to speed up the process(es) associated with bringing innovations in digital health to market. It was developed by the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Continue Reading MACRA: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Explained (10/2/2017) - MACRA: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Explained In 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act was passed, and by 2019, healthcare providers will begin to see its impacts on Medicare payments. It replaces Medicare’s current reimbursement schedule—which was based on a sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula—with one that is Continue Reading Medicare’s Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (8/22/2017) - Medicare's Hospital Readmission Reduction Program Established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare’s Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) attempts to create an incentive for hospitals to cut down the number of readmissions they have for various types of acute care. As of 2017, these types of care include: Continue Reading Health Care Business Law Webcast with Trey Scott (7/21/2017) - Register now for July 24th Health Care Business Law Video Webcast with Trey Scott The National Business Institute, an organization for continuing legal education for professionals, is presenting a full-day live video webcast on Monday, July 24th on Health Care Business Law. The webcast is recommended for attorneys and paralegals Continue Reading
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