Recent Publications - Ashley (Osadon) Algazi

UPDATE: OMIG Issues Changes to December 2018 Certification
December 7, 2018 | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
OMIG has issued updates to its certification process for applicable Medicaid and Managed Medicaid providers, which may have a significant impact on providers who are required to certify by December 31, 2018. OMIG has expanded its certification to adopt five separate categories listed on the updated Social Services Law Certification Form: (i) Annual Certification, (ii) …
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Deadline Approaches to Certify Compliance Programs
November 20, 2018 | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
The December 31 deadline for certain Medicaid providers and third-party billers to certify as to the effectiveness of their compliance program is fast approaching. New York State Medicaid providers and third-party billing companies who claim, bill, order or receive at least $500,000 in any consecutive 12-month period from the Medicaid Program or Managed Medicaid payors …
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Substance Use Providers Beware: New Patient Record Release Requirements
December 13, 2017 | Health Services
Substance use treatment providers and rehabilitation centers should use caution when reviewing and approving written consents for the disclosure of substance use patient records, specifically consents authorizing disclosure to government agencies, as such requests frequently do not comply with new SAMHSA regulations. On January 18, 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) …
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Deadline Fast-Approaching for Medicaid Managed Care Participating Providers
November 7, 2017 | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
The deadline for required enrollment with Medicaid under the Federal 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) is fast approaching. Currently, Medicaid Managed Care providers are sending mass mailings to their participating providers with notices of required compliance. By December 1, 2017 certain participating healthcare providers of New York State Medicaid Managed Care plans or the …
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NY Appellate Division, Third Dept., Rules EO-38 Soft Cap Unconstitutional
August 10, 2017 | Health Services
On June 22, 2017, a New York appeals court took aim at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order No. 38. The executive order and the accompanying Department of Health (“DOH”) regulations have been the subject of controversy and appeal since their 2012 debut. The New York State Appellate Division, Third Department, in Leadingage N.Y., Inc. v. …
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Do Your Contracts Inadvertently Waive the Right to Exemplary Damages and Attorney Fees for Disclosure of Trade Secrets?
May 15, 2017 | Health Services
On May 11, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) was signed into law, which includes a lesser-known provision affecting the rights and remedies of employers, including hospitals, health systems and private practices, seeking to protect their trade secrets and confidential information. In part, the DTSA (18 USC §1833) provides Federal and State …
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