The Remington Report keeps up-to-date on legal and regulatory news.
By: Elizabeth Hogue, Attorney
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit issued an opinion on March 27, 2018, in Family Rehabilitation, Inc. v. Azar, No. 17-11337 (5th Cir. Mar. 27, 2018), that says that monies cannot be recouped
By: Ronald M. Schwartz, Contributing Writer, The Remington Report
Medicare should allow hospital discharge planners to recommend specific post-acute care providers based on the quality of care. That’s a key takeaway in the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) June 2018
By: Ronald M. Schwartz, Writer, The Remington Report
Since September 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has subjected selected Medicare items and services to prior authorization and pre-claim reviews. Now, the congressional watchdog agency, the
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to restart its pre-claim review demonstration, claiming it will be much improved from the controversial program the agency put on hold over a year ago. CMS
A major expansion of community care coverage for veterans outside the VA system would happen under pending legislation that cleared the House last week and could pass the Senate and be signed into law by Memorial Day
By: Elizabeth E. Hogue, Attorney
Based on the common law or court decisions, the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA), and regulations of the Medicare Program governing discharge planning in hospitals, patients clearly have the right to freedom of choice of providers. Both
CMS has scheduled an Alternative Dispute Resolution Initiative Call for May 22, 1:30-3 pm ET. Register through Medicare Learning Network events.
Within payment and policy proposed regulations for the Medicare hospice benefit in FY 2019 announced April 27, CMS released a Request for Information (RFI) to obtain feedback from stakeholders on positive solutions to better achieve “interoperability” or the sharing of healthcare data between
Created under the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, CMS’s Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is about to undergo a transformation.
A new piece of legislation aims to allow hospice staff to be able to dispose of unused medications after a patient has expired.
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