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Wisconsin Hospital Regulations Reformed
Wisconsin Hospital Regulations Reformed
Wisconsin�s long-standing hospital regulation, DHS 124, will be significantly reformed beginning on July 1, 2016. DHS 124, described in the governor�s 2013 Regulatory Review Report as �outdated, duplicative, and confusing for health care operators,� ha...
OCR Launches Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program
OCR Launches Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program
The HHS Office for Civil Rights (�OCR�) has announced that it will begin the 2016 Phase 2 HIPAA Audit Program, the next phase of audits of covered entities and their business associates. In Phase 2, OCR will review the policies and procedures adopted a...
New Final Rule on Medicare�Overpayments
New Final Rule on Medicare�Overpayments
Imaging providers should be aware of the requirement to promptly return any overpayments received from Medicare. Failure to report and return an identified overpayment could be actionable under the False Claims Act (FCA), and there are a number of proa...
New York Law: Full Insurance Coverage� For Breast� Supplemental Screening and Diagnostic Imaging
New York Law: Full Insurance Coverage� For Breast� Supplemental Screening and Diagnostic Imaging
In 2013, New York women became the first in the nation to be informed in clear, unambiguous language if their mammogram showed that�their breasts are dense. State laws enacted prior required only general language about breast density be provided to pat...