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If you work in the health care industry, you have grown accustomed to frequent changes in laws and regulations. Triage: Rapid Legal Lessons for Busy Health Care Professionals, created by K&L Gates, provides its listeners with timely content regarding regulatory and legal developments in the health care industry.  

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Jun 14, 2018

In September 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Survey and Certification memo which created interpretive guidelines for compliance with the statutory requirement that hospitals be “primarily engaged” in providing inpatient care. In this episode, Joe Leahy provides an update on recent...


Jun 7, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently proposed certain changes to the existing satellite facility rules in its Inpatient Prospective Payment System (“IPPS”) and Long Term Acute Care Hospital (“LTCH”) Prospective Payment System proposed rule for fiscal year 2019. In this episode,...


May 17, 2018

Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are increasingly utilizing gag clauses in pharmacy contracts as a means of prohibiting pharmacies from telling customers that paying for drugs out of pocket would cost them less than if they used their insurance and paid their copays. Critics argue that this practice results in...


May 10, 2018

In the second segment of this two-part series discussing recent program changes introduced by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), Kathy Barger discusses new improvements in telehealth coverage for certain ACOs and...


May 3, 2018

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 recently introduced three noteworthy program improvements for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) aimed at increasing program flexibility.

In the first segment of this two-part series discussing these changes to the MSSP,...