Health Care Counsel

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Health Care Counsel

Rachel E. Yount

Rachel E. Yount
Associate
Washington, DC
202.350.3665

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.

 

 

Blog Posts by Rachel E. Yount

HIPAA / Health Privacy & Security
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From the Source: Senior Advisor Provides Valuable Insight Into Office For Civil Rights’ Plans

On March 27, 2017, Rachel Yount attended the Health Care Compliance Association’s Compliance Institute 2017, where Illiana Peters, a senior advisor at Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), provided an “OCR Enforcement Update.”

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Compliance Program Development & Counseling, HIPAA / Health Privacy & Security, Hospitals and Acute Care
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Substance Abuse Medical Record Privacy Rules Updated For The First Time in Nearly 30 Years

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).

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Anti-Kickback Statute, Office of Inspector General Developments
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New Final Regulations Provide Overdue Guidance on Permissible Arrangements Between Providers, Financial Relief for Patients

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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