G. Mark Sappington

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Mark.Sappington@KutakRock.com
May 31, 2016

In light of recent news reports about surgeons leaving an operation before it is fully completed, the American College of Surgeons issued a revised “statement on principles” addressing intra-operative responsibilities of a primary surgeon.

Client Alert
March 28, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) reminded the public this week that Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit Program (Phase 2) has begun. For additional information, please read our client alert.
Client Alert
December 17, 2015,

Effective January 1, 2016, physician groups and providers that have contracted with Medicare Advantage Plans or Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Plans (“Sponsors”) are now being asked by these plans to certify that they are meeting certain compliance training requirements.

Client Alert
March 5, 2013

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted in 2010, mandates that Medicare/Medicaid-certified nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities have an effective compliance plan in place by March 23, 2013. ACA states that “[by March 23, 2013], a facility shall … have in operation a compliance and ethics program that is effective in preventing and detecting criminal, civil, and administrative violations … and in promoting quality of care.” Nursing facilities are the first health care providers required to enact a mandatory compliance plan. For more information, read the client alert in its entirety.

Client Alert
February 20, 2013
May 5, 2011

Through last year’s enactment of the Affordable Care Act, provisions were added to the Social Security Act that established the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“SSP”).

Client Alert
November 10, 2010

On September 23, 2010, CMS issued its Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol (the “SRDP”) for the voluntary disclosure of actual or potential violations of the physician self-referral law (the “Stark Law”).

Client Alert