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CMS Proposes Changes to Open Payments Reporting Requirements

On August 14, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the CY 2020 Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies (Proposed Rule). The Proposed Rule would, in part, make changes to the CMS regulations implementing the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Section 1128G of the Social Security Act) requirements effective for data to be collected in calendar year (CY) 2021 and reported in CY 2022.

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Long and Winding Road: Federal Court Reasserts Supremacy of PSQIA over Florida Amendment 7 in Medical Malpractice Discovery

It is a basic legal construct: federal law trumps state law. And yet, for Florida medical malpractice attorneys, that precept has been challenged in the past several years. Through cases percolating from state trial courts to the Florida Supreme Court, federal laws governing confidential status of patient safety work product have been pitted against state constitutional amendments asserting a patient’s right to know.