Affordable Care Act “Sunshine” Rule Increases Transparency In Healthcare

Daniel A. Nicholas On February 12, 2013, the Center for Medicare & Medicare Services (“CMS”) announced a final rule that will increase public awareness of financial relationships between drug and device manufacturers and certain health care providers.  The rule is called the National Physician Payment Transparency Program: Open Payments.”  This is one of many steps in the Affordable Care Act designed

New Medicare Regulations For DME Product

PRACTICE UPDATE By Daniel A. Nicholas On November 16, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") published its final rule that made several changes to the payment provisions under the Physician Fee Schedule that was part of the Medicare Modernization Act (the “MMA”). Under the final rule,  there are now restrictions as to the ordering of various items of durable