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Office of Inspector General Evaluates the Enhanced Enrollment Screening of Medicare Providers

In March 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) enhanced its Medicare enrollment screening for new and existing enrollees to the Medicare program.  Providers not meeting CMS’s enhanced enrollment screening  risk denial, revocation, or deactivation of Medicare billing privileges.

Improving Health and Health Care: An Agenda for Reform

Arent Fox counsel Lanhee Chen coauthored an article for Health Affairs Blog, published on December 9, that addresses the role of government control in American health care policy, particularly in the case of the Affordable Care Act.  

Leading Health Care Policy Authority Lanhee Chen Joins Arent Fox

San Francisco, CA –  Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce that Lanhee J. Chen, Ph.D, one of the top health care policy strategists in the country, has joined the firm’s San Francisco office and nationally recognized Health Care practice as counsel. Dr.

CMS Reminds States of Coverage Obligations for Hepatitis C Drugs

On November 5, 2015, the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, a division of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), issued a Medicaid Drug Rebate Program notice (the Notice) to state Medicaid contacts emphasizing appropriate access to, and coverage of, direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs used to treat individuals with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

UPDATE: CMS Announces Sweeping Reform of Conditions of Participation for Long-Term Care Facilities

Due to requests from stakeholders in the long term care industry, last week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the deadline by which public comments to its Proposed Rule to revamp the conditions of participation for long term care facilities are due. 

CMS Announces Sweeping Reform of Conditions of Participation for Long-Term Care Facilities

Earlier this month, Arent Fox Health Care partner David S. Greenberg and associate Erin E. Atkins authored an article published in Bloomberg BNA’s Medicare Report on the implications of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed revisions affecting long-term care facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs.

CMS Provides More Options for ACOs Looking to Share in Medicare Savings

On June 9, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule in the Federal Register making changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).  These changes were intended to encourage increased participation by hospitals, rural health centers, federally qualified health centers, physicians, and other eligible health care providers in the Shared Savings Program and i