Health Law

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Burkett, Teresa Meinders
Conner & Winters, LLP

Health Law

Contact: von Briesen & Roper, s.c. (Wisconsin, USA)

The United States Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") Office of Inspector General ("OIG") released its Fiscal Year 2014 Work Plan ("2014 Plan") on January 31, 2014. The OIG releases a work plan annually to identify the new and ongoing investigative, enforcement and compliance activities that it will undertake during that fiscal year ("FY").1 Providers may find the work plan to be a useful resource for focusing their compliance efforts and reviews.

Read more: Highlights of the OIG's 2014 Work Plan

Contact: Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP (Missouri, USA)

As reported in the Kansas City and Wichita Business Journals, in January 2014, CMS will begin enforcing a law requiring the supervision of outpatient physical therapy services by physician or non-physician practitioners. Outpatient physical therapy services that do not meet this supervision requirement will not be reimbursed by Medicaid.

Read more: Outpatient Physical Therapy Supervison Requirement

Health Law Check-Ups: Sessions on hot legal topics affecting the Health Care Industry

In need of a regular check-up on the hot topics affecting the health care industry? From the comfort of your own desk, or in person, get up-to-speed on the ever-changing health care landscape. From fraud and abuse to ACOs to labor and employment, von Briesen (Wisconsin, USA) will provide complimentary education opportunities during our health law check-ups.

Read more: Webcast: Emerging Issues for Non-Profit Hospital Boards

Contact: Brydon M. Dewitt; Williams Mullen (North Carolina & Virgina, USA) 

New federal guidance makes health flexible spending arrangement (FSA) participation more attractive to employees.  IRS Notice 2013-17 provides a new exception to the FSA "use it or lose it rule."

The Use it or Lose It Rule. Under the "use it or lose it rule," amounts contributed to an FSA for a plan year may not be used to reimburse health care expenses incurred in a later plan year.  Any amount remaining in a participant's account at the end of the year is forfeited.  The risk of losing money in the account has discouraged employees from participating in FSAs.

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Contact: Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz (Venezuela)

Resolution No. 061-13 of the Ministry of the Popular Power for Nourishment was published in Official Gazette No. 40,281 of October 28, 2013.

Read more: Single Guide for Transportation, Monitoring and Control of Medicines (Extension)