Tag Archives: Providers

The Biggest Mistakes Health Care Providers Make When Retiring, Closing or Relocating a Medical Practice

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Health care professionals retire, sell or move their practices or they quit their jobs for more lucrative opportunities. In doing so, it is … Continue reading

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CMS Memorandum for Texting Patient Information Among Healthcare Providers

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Memorandum in an effort to clarify their stance and guidelines on texting between … Continue reading

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Mandatory Use of CURES for California Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Vets, and Other Health Care Providers Prescribing Schedules II, III and IV Starts October 2, 2018

The Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) was certified for statewide use by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on April 2, 2018. Therefore, the mandate to consult CURES prior to prescribing, ordering, administering, or furnishing a Schedule II–IV … Continue reading

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American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living Announce Quality Improvement Goals for Nursing Providers

The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) issued quality improvement goals for skilled nursing providers in long term and post-acute care. The goals, aligned with the priorities of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and federal mandates, were identified to … Continue reading

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A Crack in the Armor: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Gives Green Light to Enjoining Medicare Recoupments Pending Provider’s Long-Delayed Administrative Appeal

In an important break with the majority of case precedents, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, reversing the District Court below, held that a Medicare provider, facing a $7.6 million recoupment for alleged overpayments, can file … Continue reading

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