Meet the Co-chairs - TAGLAW
Conner & Winters, LLP
Contact: Ken Mason; Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP (Missouri, USA)
With the close of the first open enrollment period for obtaining health coverage through the Exchanges (or “Marketplaces”), the federal agencies charged with administering the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) have turned their attention to various “clean-up” changes. Of particular interest to sponsors and administrators of employer group health plans are revised versions of the model COBRA and CHIPRA notices. Moreover, current COBRA beneficiaries have been given a special one-time window in which to enroll in Marketplace coverage.
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.
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.
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