Regulatory/Compliance

For Providers, 2017 Draws to a Close with Regulatory Burdens and Promises of IRS Enforcement

Dec 15, 2017 at 01:20 pm by steve

Last year drew to a close with promises for the swift repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act after the inauguration of Donald Trump. Whether the result of partisan.... Read More

Significant Stark Physician Compensation Settlements Continue in the South

Oct 12, 2016 at 05:37 pm by steve

Unfortunately for most healthcare providers, the Office of Inspector General of the US Department of Health & Human Services (OIG) continues to demand and receive large se.... Read More

The New Portable Do Not Resuscitate Order

Aug 16, 2016 at 12:26 pm by steve

The Natural Death Act, Ala. Code 22-8A-1 et seq., contains the provisions on how an individual may plan for end-of-life decisions. Specifically, it outlines the requirements f.... Read More

Final Rule Changes to Medicare Shared Savings Program Impact ACOs

Jul 22, 2016 at 11:08 am by steve

On June 6, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that impacts Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) under the Medicare Shared Savings.... Read More

Joint Commission Okays Texting of Patient Orders

Jul 19, 2016 at 06:52 pm by steve

The Joint Commission recently announced a change in its policies whereby it will now allow providers to communicate patient orders via text message. The policy applies to all.... Read More

November 2022

Nov 18, 2022 at 03:06 pm by steve

You're November 2022 Iss of Birmingham Medical News is Here!