On November 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) updated (for the first time in years) and renamed its “Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol” to the “Health Care Fraud Self-Disclosure Protocol” (SDP) applicable to disclosure of certain non-compliance with the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS).Read More
Harriet is Co-Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Health Care Department. She focuses her practice exclusively on health care law, representing the spectrum of providers that comprise the health care industry. Her clients include health care systems, general acute care and specialty hospitals, long term care facilities, physicians and physician group practices, integrated delivery systems, clinically integrated networks, ambulatory surgery centers, radiation therapy centers and imaging centers. She provides business, structural and regulatory advice in connection with complex health care transactions and regulatory compliance advice in the areas of fraud and abuse, Stark and the False Claims Act. In addition, she counsels clients in matters concerning licensure, accreditation, reimbursement, medical staff and contracting.
On August 5, 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (“DOH”) issued a memo entitled “Guidance...Read More
Are restrictive covenants still enforceable in the health care setting? The answer to this...Read More
CMS continues to attempt to shift from a fee-for-service model to a value-based model offering significant upside (and now downside) risk through CMS’ newly-announced payment models called Primary Care First. While the intent is in the right place, query whether the results of these new offerings will amount to much in terms of cost savings or improved quality.Read More