Triage: Rapid Legal Lessons for Busy Health Care Professionals has been created by K&L Gates to convey information about developments in health law through short podcasts. If you work in the health care industry, you have grown accustomed to frequent changes in laws and regulations. On some days, it may seem like an insurmountable task to keep up with every change, especially as a new presidential administration and new policies take shape. The K&L Gates Health Care practice will regularly create Triage podcasts to help you learn about the latest developments in health law. Our lawyers will identify the most important changes and analyze the impact of these changes on our clients.
Understanding OIG and CMS Audits
Richard Church interviews Stephen Bittinger about the scope and authority of OIG and CMS audits, outlining the similarities and differences between the two from a provider perspective. The presenters discuss the key distinctions in the mechanics of the different types of audits that providers should be aware of, as well as strategies for preparing for and managing an audit, reporting considerations, and the role of the OIG work plan.
The Power of Health Care: Renewable Energy Transactions from the Health Care Perspective
Businesses across all industries are experiencing a drive toward sustainability. Companies want to be at the forefront of this movement, not only out of ethical considerations, but also because it is in their financial interests to do so. In this episode, Richard Church interviews Teresa Hill, a partner in our energy practice, about the history and structure of power purchase agreements and the opportunities that these transactions can bring for the health care industry.
Health Care Audit and Reimbursement Trends and Challenges
In this week’s episode, Richard Church interviews Stephen Bittinger about current trends and points of concern in the areas of health care reimbursement and integrity audit activity. The presenters discuss increases in provider audits, the potential for collaboration between the government and private payors, changes in the extrapolation process, and how providers can be proactive to avoid major audit issues.
Long-Term Care: Exploring Lessons from the Past Year and Current Topics Facing the Industry
In this week's episode, Myla Reizen interviews Bruce Spurlock, quality expert and President and CEO of Cynosure Health, about long-term care facilities focusing on lessons learned over the past year with COVID-19, with a deep-dive into a recent survey of California nursing homes and key take-aways. The presenters also address current issues facing the industry including top-of-mind concerns with vaccine hesitancy, potential litigation, and patient concerns when entering long-term care moving forward.
Health Care Transactions Trends in 2021 and Beyond
In this week’s episode, Josh Skora interviews Rick Giovannelli and Ken Marlow about current trends in health care transactions, with a particular focus on how COVID-19 has affected pricing considerations and the appetite for mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures for traditional health care providers and private equity firms alike. The presenters also discuss how changes in the political landscape, funding, and other trends in the provision of health care may affect deal structures moving forward.
340B Drug Pricing Program 2021 Outlook
In this episode, Richard Church and Andrew Ruskin discuss recent developments in the landscape of the 340B Drug Pricing Program in 2020, and forecast some of the major areas of focus and potential change for 340B covered entities under the new administration in 2021 and beyond.
That Mark Rush sounds sexy as hell. He has a way with words.