Health Law Update

News and Information from Broad and Cassel's Health Law Practice Group

May 2016
Volume 6, Issue 3
Practice Group Update

Sixth Annual Broad and Cassel Health Forum 

 

Wednesday September 7 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, FL

 

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Please contact Elizabeth Levine if you would like to learn more about this annual event and its sponsorship opportunities.

 

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Contributors

 

   

Mike Segal

Partner

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Paul R. DeMuro

Of Counsel

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Lisa Hodgdon   

Lisa Griffin Hodgdon

Of Counsel

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Heather Miller

Senior Counsel

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New Overtime Rule Issued
On May 18, 2016 the U.S. Department of Labor issued the final version of its new overtime rule that will take effect Dec. 1, 2016. The rule increases the minimum salary threshold for overtime pay eligibility to $47,476 per year - more than double the current threshold.

Please visit this page to learn more.  
To our clients and friends:

Last month was the second annual Broad and Cassel Orlando Health Care Forum.  I am happy to report it was a great success. The speakers were excellent and the attendance far exceeded year one.  We are looking forward to having another one next year.

In addition, the time is fast approaching for our Sixth Annual Broad and Cassel Health Forum in South Florida, scheduled for September 7 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.  This conference is always outstanding and we hope that all of you will attend.

In late April, CMS published the long awaited proposed rule regarding MACRA.  It is 962 pages in length - like reading War and Peace!  This is such an important proposed rule that I decided to write a short article about it.

In this issue is my article on MACRA and several other noteworthy articles. As always, we hope you enjoy the newsletter!
 
Sincerely,
Mike Segal
MACRA is Upon Us - Get Prepared
By: Mike Segal

On April 16, 2015, the President signed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, now commonly known as "MACRA." On April 27, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") published a 962 page Proposed Rule with respect to MACRA. The Proposed Rule is currently expected to be finalized in the fall.

MACRA, scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2019, is a huge step in CMS' ever widening goal to push physicians away from fee for service medicine, to value based health care.  

Please visit this page  for the full article.  
Part D Enhanced Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Model
By: Paul R. DeMuro

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced last year the Part D Enhanced Medication Therapy Management (MTM) model. It offers an opportunity and financial incentives for certain basic stand-alone Part D Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) to offer innovative MTM programs that seek to improve the quality of care and reduce costs.  

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OSHA's final rule to 'nudge' employers to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses
By: Lisa Griffin Hodgdon

On May 11, 2016 the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued its  final electronic rule, "Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illness," requiring establishments with 250 or more employees (including part-time, seasonal or temporary workers) in covered industries to electronically submit their 300, 300A, and 301 forms to OSHA on an annual basis; employers with 20 to 249 employees in high-risk industries such as agriculture, forestry, construction, and manufacturing to electronically submit their 300A form on an annual basis; and employers who receive notification from OSHA to electronically submit their 300, 300A and 301 forms to OSHA.  OSHA has indicated they intend to use the information in order to  more efficiently use its enforcement and compliance resources.   Additionally, some of the data will be made publicly available on OSHA's  website.  OSHA hopes that the reporting requirements will encourage employers to be proactive in preventing worker injuries and illness so investors, potential employees, customers, and the general public will conclude that their establishment is safe and well managed. 
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Broad and Cassel has built one of the most experienced and diversified Health Law and White Collar Defense and Compliance practices in the Southeastern United States. Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers, a highly regarded legal guide, has recognized Broad and Cassel's health care practice and individual attorneys as leaders in the industry -- within Florida and nationwide. The firm has more lawyers certified in Health Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education than any other firm. Several of our attorneys are certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) by the Health Care Compliance Association's (HCCA) Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Broad and Cassel's health lawyers are widely published and frequently make presentations at educational programs throughout the country. Information on future events and industry and attorney news can be found on Broad and Cassel's Health Law Blog at www.healthlawfla.com.  

 
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