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September 21, 2018
Susan Burns, JD, RN and Laurie Moon, JD
Should we stay or should we go? Hurricane preparedness in long-term care

Vivid memories of desperate nursing home residents in wheelchairs submerged waist-high in flood waters will forever be etched in our minds, especially during hurricane season. The shocking photos and tragic heat-related deaths of numerous skilled nur…

September 21, 2018 by Susan Burns, JD, RN and Laurie Moon, JD
October 05, 2017
Mike Merlino
SVP Medicare Compliance
LMSAs: CMS thankfully delays LMSA announcement

Over the past several months there have been direct communications from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that liability Medicare set-aside arrangements (LMSAs) were on the horizon. In this blog we commented on a February announcemen…

October 05, 2017 by Mike Merlino, SVP Medicare Compliance
September 18, 2017
Mike Merlino
SVP Medicare Compliance
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) retains new review contractor

On September 1, CMS hired Capitol Bridge, LLC to be the new review contractor for MSAs. According to CMS employees that we’ve spoken to, the transition is currently underway. The old contractor is staying on for an indeterminate amount of time to h…

September 18, 2017 by Mike Merlino, SVP Medicare Compliance
July 14, 2017
Mike Merlino
SVP Medicare Compliance
MSAs: A second bite at the apple

CMS now permits some old MSAs to be re-approved Before this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) had a simple philosophy: Parties get one bite at the apple when it comes to CMS approval. However, on Monday, CMS released an upda…

July 14, 2017 by Mike Merlino, SVP Medicare Compliance
October 13, 2015
April Clemens, Business Relationship Manager-PL
Transparency and pharmaceutical drug samples

Kathy Shostek, Vice President Healthcare Risk Management contributed a recent post about the management of drug samples in physician offices. The blog outlined the need for strategies for documentation and management of drug samples for reducing ri…

October 13, 2015 by April Clemens, Business Relationship Manager-PL
April 29, 2014
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
The impact of the ACA on workers’ compensation

Learn more: Click above for additional Sedgwick perspective on the ACA in our Foresight for '14 or watch our Foresight for '14 video at youtu.be/hXt7Z8bGa44 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is bringing many changes to the healthcare system in America –…

April 29, 2014 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
November 06, 2013
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
Navigating employer health plan options under the ACA

It has been stated repeatedly that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with its 900+ pages is the single most controversial law passed by Congress in the last 10 years. Since the ACA was signed into law in March 2010, the industry has been buzzing about th…

November 06, 2013 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
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