Jan 26 2018

Health Law Check-Up Webcast: Medical Group Success under MACRA 2018 Final Rule

Under both the Obama and Trump administrations, CMS has been steadily pushing hospitals and physicians toward pay for performance and shared risk reimbursement models. Matt Stevens will discuss the major tool aimed at physicians, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), and the strategic implications of the 2018 final rule. In addition, the complexity and pace of change in health care is causing a growing physician burnout problem, as between 2011 and 2014 the percentage of physicians who reported feeling burnt out increased by almost 10 percent. Matt will discuss the consequences of burnout on physicians and organizations, and provide insights on better understanding and mitigating burnout.

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Nov 29 2017

OIG Work Plan Monthly Updates (September, October, and November 2017)

As previously explained in von Briesen's Legal Update OIG Work Plan Moves from Annual to Monthly Updates, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (the "OIG") has decided to update its Work Plan monthly. Health organizations are advised to use these monthly updates to review and update policies and procedures based on the OIG's areas of interest and enforcement priorities.

von Briesen will continue to monitor Work Plan updates and provide insight into emerging legal trends through frequent Legal Updates and blog posts, such as this one. To stay informed of monthly Work Plan updates, please visit the von Briesen Health Law Blog and the OIG Work Plan page.

This Legal Update summarizes some of the significant OIG Work Plan updates released for September, October, and November 2017.

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