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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 has been created by K&L Gates to convey information about developments in health law through short, three to seven minute podcasts.

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Sep 15, 2017

This episode explains the proposed changes to the site-neutral payment rule for off-campus hospital outpatient departments for CY 2018, as discussed in both the recent Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rules. While the CY 2018 OPPS proposed rule...


Sep 7, 2017

This episode discusses a recent policy shift by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding binding pre-dispute arbitration clauses in long-term care resident agreements over the course of the past year. CMS’ current proposal reverses the ban on binding pre-dispute arbitration agreements and allows...


Aug 28, 2017

This episode discusses the risks associated with mandatory employee vaccination programs and practical tips for health care entities on how to minimize these risks from an employment law perspective. In particular, this episode highlights a recent case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...


Aug 9, 2017

This episode outlines the basics of the 340B Drug Pricing Program and discusses potential changes affecting the program, including CMS’s recent proposal to cut reimbursement for Part B drugs purchased under the 340B program. Additionally, a draft Executive Order currently circulating from the Trump...


Jul 26, 2017

This episode discusses some of the emerging themes and challenges that many hospitals are facing with the increasing number of psychiatric patients presenting to their emergency departments. Particularly, it addresses the unclear expectations of hospitals under EMTALA with respect to psychiatric and behavioral health...