Topic: Health Care

Hospitals, Physician Practices and Clinics are Reminded to Post New Non-Discrimination Notice

Hospitals, physician practices and other health care providers that receive federal financial assistance, which includes receiving reimbursement from Medicare Parts A, C and D and/or Medicaid, are reminded to post new non-discrimination notices required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”). Background While the prohibition on discrimination has been in effect since…

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Cefaratti v. Aranow – Connecticut Hospitals May Be Vicariously Liable for Negligence of Non-Employee Physicians

The Supreme Court of Connecticut recently issued an important decision that could significantly increase a hospital’s liability for the negligence of physicians who have privileges at, but are not directly employed by, the hospital. In Cefaratti v. Aranow, the court finally resolved an issue that had resulted in conflicting decisions in the lower courts, and…

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Final Rule Clarifies Requirements for Reporting and Returning Medicare Overpayments

Medicare Part A and B providers and suppliers should take note of new regulations recently issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that implement the Affordable Care Act’s 60-day rule on reporting and returning overpayments (Section 1128J(d) of the Social Security Act). The new rules take effect on March 14, 2016. Background Since…

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