Recent Publications - Ashley (Osadon) Algazi
June 1, 2021 | |
On May 13, 2021, Rivkin Radler Partner, and former OMIG First Deputy, Robert Hussar kicked off Rivkin Radler’s new Healthcare Compliance Lunch and Learn Series. He interviewed Frank T. Walsh, Jr., who offered his first public comments since assuming his role as Acting NYS Medicaid Inspector General (pending State Senate confirmation).
Mr. Walsh provided healthRead More
November 10, 2020 |
The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) instituted changes to its annual compliance certification process, effective immediately. These changes apply to those Medicaid, Managed Medicaid, and Service Bureau providers subject to the mandatory compliance program requirements in Section 363-d of the New York State Social Services Law (SSL) and the DeficitRead More
March 30, 2020 |
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), signed into law on March 27, made some substantial changes to the confidentiality rules for substance abuse and mental health records to bring them in line with HIPAA confidentiality rules. In addition, references to “substance abuse” have been updated to “substance use disorder.”
March 24, 2020 |
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued a number of Executive Orders aimed at temporarily facilitating the ability of healthcare professionals to practice in New York State and aid hospitals in the care and treatment of coronavirus patients.
Executive Order No. 202.5 authorizes the temporary suspension and modification of certain provisions of the state’s lawsRead More
December 7, 2018 | |
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)Read More
November 20, 2018 | |
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 payorsRead More
December 13, 2017 |
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)Read More
November 7, 2017 | |
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 theRead More
August 10, 2017 |
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.Read More
May 15, 2017 |
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 StateRead More
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