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Federal Agencies Issue Guidance on ACOs

Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”), the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, and the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act) regarding accountable care organizations participating in […]

CMS Proposed Regulations

This morning, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a long-awaited proposed rule governing accountable care organizations (“ACO’s”).  The proposed rule outlines the requirements for both establishing an ACO and for participation in the shared savings program authorized by the Accountable Care Act. The regulations set forth requirements for (among other things) eligibility; […]

NJ Hospital Licensure Regulations Updated

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services recently adopted amendments to the existing hospital licensure regulations.  One of the more controversial amendments deals with the expansion of the scope of practice for advanced practice nurses specializing in anesthesia.  Under the original regulatory proposal, advanced practice nurses specializing in anesthesia were included within the […]

Final Medicare/Medicaid Enrollment and Screening Requirement Regulations Adopted

In a November 29, 2010 blog post, we reported that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services had published proposed regulations which would modify Medicare/Medicaid provider screening and enrollment requirements.  The regulations have now been adopted as final, and will go into effect March 25, 2011. 


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