February 9, 2012
Language Access in Healthcare Settings: A Legal Primer
(CLE Webinar & Teleconference)
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Stark Law Basics
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|March 15, 2012|
Medicare's Revalidation Requirements: Update on Enrollment Procedures for Providers and Suppliers
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The ACOs Are Coming: What You Must Know About the Accountable Care Organizations Final Rules
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Language Access in Healthcare Settings:
A Legal Primer
On behalf of the Health Law Section and its Coordinating Committee on Diversity, we wish to bring to your attention an important upcoming webinar on February 9 at 12:30 pm Central titled "Language Access in Healthcare Settings: A Legal Primer." This program features two nationally-known authorities on the topic: Dr. Eric Hardt of Boston University School of Medicine and David Hunt, attorney and CEO of Critical Measures.
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Stark Law Does Not Defeat Physician’s Unjust Enrichment Claim
By Charles M. Key, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, Memphis, TN
The Ethics in Patient Referrals Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1395nn, which is commonly referred to as the “Stark law” or “Stark,” prohibits a physician who has a compensation arrangement or other financial relationship with a hospital from referring Medicare patients to that hospital for designated services, unless an exception applies. The statute and administrative rules promulgated under Stark recognize an exception for service contracts that are committed to writing and meet certain other requirements, but there is no exception for unwritten service contracts. For this reason, physicians and hospitals normally give careful attention in advance of the provision of a physician’s services to the hospital to the documentation of the terms of service.
Medicare-Enrolled Providers and Suppliers to Revalidate by 2015
By Jeanne L. Vance, Salem & Green, Sacramento, CA
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has begun the process of revalidating most Medicare provider and supplier enrollments, which must be completed by 2015. This effort began making waves in the provider and supplier community when letters sent last fall from the Medicare Administrative Contractors (“MACs”) gave recipients 60 days to respond with a complete Medicare revalidation application. The consequences of failure to comply with a MAC request to revalidate include deactivation of a provider or supplier’s enrollment, which means that the Medicare revenue stream ceases.
The IRS could levy a new excise tax on mobile technologies deemed “medical devices” by the FDA
By Catherine Barrett, Federal Working Group, Washington, DC
Beginning January 1, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) will impose a new annual 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices as required by Section 1405 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) of 2009. The purpose of the new 2.3 percent tax on medical devices is to help offset costs associated with expanding healthcare coverage under PPACA. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the new tax will generate approximately $20 billion in revenues for the federal government over ten years.
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