ABA Health eSource June 2013 Volume 9 Number 10
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June 2013 Volume 9 Number 10
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Chair's Column: Get the Most Out of Your Health Law Section Membership

By Hal Katz, Co-Chair, Membership Committee
Brown McCarroll LLP, Austin, TX

Trying to keep up with healthcare reform and industry changes? Looking for opportunities to interact with key regulators and experts in the industry? Interested in speaking, writing or playing a leadership role in a health law organization? Look no further! Your membership in the Health Law Section provides all of these opportunities, and more! Regardless of where you might be in your health law career, the Health Law Section strives to be the one constant you can count on for information, networking, educational opportunities and much more.

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CMS Proposes Revised Standard for Hospital Inpatient Admissions

By Andrew B. Wachler and Jesse A. Markos, Wachler & Associates, P.C., Royal Oak, MI

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has proposed a revision to its definition of an appropriate inpatient admission as part of its proposed inpatient prospective payment systems (“IPPS”) rule for FY 2014. This proposed revision is intended to address longstanding concerns from hospitals that they need more guidance as to when a Medicare beneficiary is appropriately admitted to a hospital as an inpatient and what is required for Medicare Part A payment of hospital inpatient services.

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Liability for and Prevention of Transplant-Transmitted Infections

By Sara J. Agne, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., Phoenix, Arizona

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) estimates that one in 20 hospitalized patients will contract a nosocomial, or healthcare-associated, infection (“HAI”). With the risks even greater and the effects more devastating for immunocompromised organ-transplant patients, providers who work in or near transplant programs should take special note of prevention and liability issues related to transplant-transmitted infections.

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CMS Final Rule: Key Revisions to the Physician Payment Sunshine Act

By Christine L. Noller, Noller Health Law, PLLC, Saginaw, Michigan

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued its final rule interpreting the Physician Payment Sunshine Provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on February 1, 2013. The rule finalized the provisions that require manufacturers of drugs, devices, biological and medical supplies covered by Medicare, Medicaid or the Children’s Health Program to report payments or other transfers of value made to physicians and teaching hospitals to CMS.

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Healthcare Litigation & Risk Management Interest Group

The Healthcare Litigation & Risk Management Interest Group broadly focuses on real-world, healthcare-related litigation, investigations, and the continuum of liability control.

If you would like to join the Interest Group, click the following link: Health Law Section IG Sign-up Form.

The IG is led by Chair Gary Keilty, Huron Consulting Group, Washington, DC and Vice Chairs Lona Depew, Joy & Young, Austin; David T. Fischer, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, Washington, DC; Monica Nelson Fischer, Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP, Birmingham, AL and George W. Wickhorst, III, Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A., Miami, FL.


ABA eSource Editorial Board

The ABA Health eSource Editorial Board is led by Editor, Marla Durben Hirsch, Potomac, MD; Chair Conrad Meyer, Chehardy Sherman, LLP, New Orleans, LA and editorial board members Claire Castles, Jones Day, Los Angeles, CA; Robyn Diaz, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN; Amy K. Fehn, Wachler & Associates, P.C., Royal Oak, MI; Steven Postal, National Association for Home Care and Hospice, Washington, DC; Robert T. Rhoad, Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, DC and Jose Vela Jr, Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Texas, Houston, TX.


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