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Triage: Rapid Legal Lessons for Busy Health Care Professionals is a podcast created by the K&L Gates health care practice group to inform our clients and friends of the firm about the latest developments in health law. If you would like to provide feedback or would like to suggest a topic for a future episode of Triage, please contact usUse the icons below to subscribe to Triage via your favorite podcast app to have our episodes delivered directly to you as they become available.

Nov 3, 2020

In this episode, Jackie Hoffman addresses the challenges of providers, and those who advise providers, to identify available resources and maximize reimbursement in the face of the costs of care of uninsured and underinsured patients with COVID-19, or where providers generally face reimbursement challenges due to...


Jul 17, 2020

In this week’s episode, Stephen Bittinger discusses the impending resumption of Medicare error-based audits, which were temporarily suspended following the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. Mr. Bittinger discusses the different forms of audits that are set to resume, potential focus points that auditors may target,...


Oct 25, 2019

Beginning October 1, 2019, hospitals that are excluded from the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), including psychiatric hospitals, children’s hospitals, and cancer hospitals, may now have IPPS-excluded rehabilitation or psychiatric units, provided these units meet the applicable Medicare rules...


Aug 29, 2019

*UPDATE* Since initial publication of this episode, CMS has delayed implementation of this policy until April 2020.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), recently announced that it plans to activate systematic validation edits for Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) providers with multiple...


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...