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Duane Morris LLP: CMS Delays Data Collection Under ACA's Physician Payments Sunshine Act to January 1, 2013

On May 3, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) officially announced that it will delay data-collection and reporting requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Physician Payments Sunshine Act (the "Sunshine Act"), due in part to the large...

Obamacare: The Upcoming Medicare Tax Hike and What to Do About It

With the Supreme Court's ruling that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, informally called Obamacare, is constitutional, it will continue into effect in 2013. Among the many provisions of the massive law is a 3.8 percent Medicare surtax on investment income. While the recent Congressional...

Duane Morris LLP: Deadline Looming (March 23, 2013) for Nursing Facilities to Have "In Operation" an "Effective Compliance and Ethics Program"

On March 23, 2013, it will have been three years since President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. This date is a significant one for the nursing home industry, not because it marks the third anniversary of the ACA, but because it marks a key deadline. As the...