Monthly Archives: November 2013

Integrating Post-Acute Care Providers

By: Christine Burke Worthen While there has been a lot of focus on ACO’s and care coordination in the primary care and hospital settings since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, there has been a greater focus more recently … Continue reading

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ACOs, HIPAA-HITECH and OHCAs

By: Stephen Siegel An ACO might be a HIPAA Covered Entity, a Business Associate, or both. Unlike the waivers to the Federal health care programs’ Kickback Prohibition and the so-called Stark Law for arrangements that further the MSSP’s “triple aim”, … Continue reading

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IRS Relaxes “Use It or Lose It” Requirement for Flexible Spending Accounts

By: Christine Worthen On October 31, 2013, the IRS issued Notice 2013-71 which relaxed the so-called “use it or lose it requirements” for health flexible spending arrangements (“FSA’s) for the first time in thirty years.  Prior to the issuance of … Continue reading

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