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https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/compliance/general/MOONRequirementsMedicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) Requirements Take Effect on March 8 <p>Effective March 8, 2017, all hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) are required to provide notice informing Medicare beneficiaries who receive observation services as outpatients for more than 24 hours that they are an outpatient receiving observation status, NOT an inpatient of the hospital or CAH. </p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/compliance/general/SupervisoryPhysicianPolicyState Board of Osteopathic Medicine Changes Back-Up Supervisory Physician Policy<p>​On Dec. 14, 2016, the Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine voted to reduce the number of back-up supervisors that must be reported to the Board for physician assistants.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/compliance/general/Section1557ResourcesGet Tools to Help You Comply with Non-Discrimination Notice Requirements<p>​PAMED has received questions from members in search of language resources to assist them in complying with non-discrimination notice requirements that went into effect on Oct. 16, 2016. Here are some resources that can help.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/compliance/general/Section1557RuleNon-Discrimination Notice Requirements Take Effect on Oct. 16—What Do Physicians and Practices Need to Know? <p>​On Oct. 16, 2016, the non-discrimination notice requirements under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act go into effect.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/compliance/general/EmergencyPrepRuleTaking a Closer Look at CMS’ New Emergency Preparedness Final Rule<p>CMS announced a new emergency preparedness rule which applies to 17 categories of Medicare and Medicaid providers and suppliers. Those affected by the rule are required to implement the regulations by Nov. 15, 2017.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/compliance/general/HepatitisCTestingNew Pa. Law Requires That Hepatitis C Screening Must Be Offered to Certain Individuals – PAMED Seeks Clarification from DOH<p>Pennsylvania's Hepatitis C Screening Act (Act 87 of 2016) goes into effect on Sept. 18, 2016. The law requires that hepatitis C testing must be offered to certain individuals. What should physicians and other health care practitioners know about the law?<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/compliance/general/DOLCivilPenaltiesIncreasePractices Should Be Aware of Changes to Department of Labor Civil Penalties, Effective Aug. 1<p>The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced increases to civil penalty amounts assessed by its administrations, including the Employee Benefits Security Administration. What do employers, including physician practices and other health care organizations, need to know? <span lang="EN" style="line-height:107%;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"></span><br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/compliance/general/OpenPaymentsForumAre Changes to Open Payments Program Possible? <p>CMS is seeking comments from stakeholders on the Open Payments Program. Additionally, a federal bill proposes exempting CME from Open Payments reporting.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/compliance/general/Section1557Health Care Non-Discrimination Final Rule Places New Requirements on Certain Physicians and Facilities<p>​On May 13, 2016, HHS issued a final rule implementing the probibition of discrimination under section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/compliance/general/OpenPayments2015Data2015 Open Payments Data Is Now Available to Public<p>On June 30, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made 2015 Open Systems data available to the public. The data discloses payments and other transfers of value made to physicians and teaching hospitals by medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.<br></p>