For the first time in nearly three decades, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has updated the regulations on the confidentiality of substance abuse treatment records found in 42 C.F.R. Part 2 (the Part 2 Regulations).
Rachel E. Yount
Rachel Yount is an associate in the Health Care group where she focuses on compliance with the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act, and other health care regulations for her clients. She is experienced in addressing compliance concerns regarding existing physician contracts, analyzing proposed terms and operational impacts within physician agreements, and conducting compliance training on the physician contracting process.
* Rachel is not admitted in the District of Columbia. She is admitted in Virginia only. She practices under supervision of firm principals.
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Over two years after proposing rules for comment, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) just published a final rule which revises and adds new safe harbors to the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and amends the definition of “remuneration” under the Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) rules. The change to the definition provides for exceptions to the prohibition of the offer or transfer of certain Medicare beneficiary inducements tied to their choice of provider for covered health care items or services.
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