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Salem & Green Attorney Jeanne L. Vance Published Article on Medicare Enrollment and Certification Legal Trends

Jeanne L. Vance contributed to a co-authored article on Medicare enrollment and certification trends that was published in the March 2017 issue of The RAP Sheet, which is a publication of the Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group of th… Read More
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Happy New Year to California’s Rural Hospitals: New Corporate Practice of Medicine Exception Effective January 1, 2017

  Effective January 1, 2017, certain rural hospitals joined the list of providers specifically exempted from the Corporate Practice of Medicine (“CPM”) ban in California, which otherwise prohibits the employment of physicians and oth… Read More
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TJC Announces New Hospital Accreditation Chapter Focused on Safety

On October 20, The Joint Commission (TJC) announced its publication of a new chapter in the 2015 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals entitled “Patient Safety Systems.” TJC took the unusual step of publishing the new chapter o… Read More
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​CMS Calls for Immediate Adoption of CDC Ebola Virus Disease Policies

On October 10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memorandum to State Survey Agency directors strongly urging for hospitals and critical access hospitals to review and fully implement recent Centers for Disease Control an… Read More
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CMS Issues Implementation Instructions Regarding Long Term Care Hospital Certification Moratorium

On October 10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memorandum to State Survey Agency directors regarding implementation of a moratorium on the establishment of new long term care hospitals (LTCHs) and LTCH satellites as we… Read More
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CMS Proposes Conditions of Participation Changes for HHAs

On October 6, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to make changes to the conditions of participation for home health agencies (HHAs). The rule would modernize Medicare’s HHA conditions of participation… Read More
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Health Reform Changes Medi-Cal Enrollment Processes for 2013

California Medi-Cal enrollment has undergone significant changes, effective January 1, 2013. The California Department of Healthcare Services (“DHCS”) implemented new Medicaid enrollment requirements as part of the Patient Protection and… Read More
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Medicaid Enrollment Update

This piece is part of a series that will appear in the RAP Sheet over its next several issues that summarizes hot topics in Medicaid enrollment on a state-by-state basis. In this issue, we bring you California, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and… Read More
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Medicare-Enrolled Providers and Suppliers to Revalidate by 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has begun the process of revalidating most Medicare provider and supplier enrollments, which must be completed by 2015. This effort began making waves in the provider and supplier community… Read More
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CMS Finalizes 2012 Skilled Nursing Facility Payment Changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized changes for Medicare skilled nursing facility (SNF) payments for calendar year (CY) 2012. The final rule will be published in the August 8, 2011, Federal Register. CMS finalized an 11.1… Read More
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