Health Care Compliance Alerts

Staying Ahead of the Curve

Health care providers, large and small, have been impacted by the sea-change in the delivery of health care in the United States, and particularly in New York, that has occurred over the last several years. 

The importance of having an effective and thorough internal compliance and audit program – and the ramifications of failing to do so - have never been greater. 

From exposure under the federal False Claims Act, to the ever increasing financial penalties and fines for failing to comply with federal and state regulations and guidance, doctors, hospitals, continuing care retirement communities, nursing homes and other health care providers face great legal and financial risks if they fail to establish and implement active and aggressive compliance programs. 

Government agencies and enforcers too numerous to name have targeted the health care industry for increasing scrutiny. In light of these pressures, Hancock Estabrook strives to provide its clients with timely alerts on breaking news and recent compliance-related activities, in order to assist in proactively addressing these issues. 

Please refer to the links below for more information on these and any other related health care compliance issues you may have.

PUBLICATIONS:

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - Granny Cams and Smart Phones: Can Patients Secretly Record Health Care Providers?

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - OIG Issues Year-End CMP and Anti-Kickback Regulatory Amendments and Updated Policy Statement

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - CMS Finalizes New Rule Affecting Nursing Homes That Participate In Medicare and Medicaid

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - OCR Phase 2 HIPAA Audits Begin 

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - Westchester Meadows Continuing Care Retirement Community Bankruptcy Raises Concerns for Residents

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - Executive Order 38 Litigation Update

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - Final Regulations on Medicare 60-Day Overpayment Report/Repay Requirement Some Good News for Providers

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - Summary of 2016 New Stark Exceptions and Clarifications

Hancock Estabrook Nonprofit Revitalization Act Alert - New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act Amended

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - Whistleblower Case Brought by Former Upstate Hospital CEO Against Georgia’s Memorial Health Settles for $9.8 Million

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - CARE Act Signed Into Law

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert – Yates Memo - Individuals are New Focus of DOJ Enforcement Efforts

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - Three More Major Stark Law Whistleblower Cases End with Multi-Million Dollar Payouts

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - Stolen Backup Media Leads to $750,000 Settlement

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - Another Large Stark/False Claims Act Settlement

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - CMS Talks Sense for Stark Compliance under Proposed 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - Federal Court Upholds $237 Million Sanction Against Tuomey Healthcare

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - New Guidance Issued by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (DHHS OIG) for Health Care Governing Boards

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - Surprise Medical Bill Law Goes Into Effect on March 31, 2015

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - IRS Expands Rev. Proc. 97-13 with New Safe Harbors for Management Contracts

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - Written Practice Agreements No Longer Required for Nurse Practitioners

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - IRS Issues Final Regulations on PPACA Requirements for Charitable Hospitals

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - Criminal Division of U.S. Department of Justice Increases Scrutiny of Whistleblower False Claims Act Lawsuits

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - New York State Department of Health Issues Order for Summary Action on Prevention and Control of Ebola Virus Disease

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - Local Cardiology Practice Enters Into $1.3 Million Dollar Settlement for Alleged Stark Law and False Claims Act Violations

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - Growing Trend: Whistleblowers Must Prove More Than Just Regulatory Noncompliance 

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - Physicians Enter into Million Dollar False Claims Act Settlement based upon Stark Violations 

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - OMIG Issues Compliance Guidance for Inpatient Chemical Dependence Rehabilitation and Outpatient Chemical Dependence Services

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - OIG Reverses Position on EHR Referral Fees 

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - Authority of the Department of Health’s Executive Compensation Regulations in Question

Hancock Estabrook Health Care Law Alert - Department of Justice, Northern District of New York, 2014 Health Care Fraud Enforcement Initiative