Showing 3 posts by Rhonda Frey.
Hold the presses – CMS’s long-awaited guidance on shared space arrangements between hospitals and other entities is here. But it appears that the new guidance wasn’t worth the wait. If you are a hospital or other health care entity who has been standing by in hopeful anticipation of CMS’s “fresh look” at shared space arrangements, you will be sorely disappointed. Read More ›
As we rapidly approach the fifth month of the year, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has yet to issue its much-awaited “fresh look” guidance on shared space arrangements between hospitals and other entities, such as physician practices and ambulatory surgery centers. David Wright, deputy director of CMS’s Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, talked about CMS’s new direction at the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) conference in March 2018 and again during an AHLA webinar in November, indicating that the guidance was in the final stages of development and could be released any day. But so far, nothing. Read More ›
The long-awaited 2019 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule has arrived – and it came with at least one surprise. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) elected NOT to finalize the rule pertaining to the “clinical family of services” at Provider Based Departments (PBD). Read More ›
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Brian F. Higgins is an associate in FBT's regulated business group with a focus on health care, and he has a history as corporate counsel to Medpace, Inc., a pharmaceutical clinical research organization.