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Why Compliance Is a Top Priority for Telehealth

By Brian Conner
Partner, Health Care Consulting Practice, Moss Adams
By Kim Hodson
Senior Manager, Health Care Consulting Practice, Moss Adams

After telehealth programs surged into common use during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual visits continue to thrive to access health care - and so have associated compliance risks along with increasingly stringent regulations.
A string of developments from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) - such as a 2022 telehealth fraud alert and a 2023 tool kit for telehealth integrity - signal intentions of increased audits and focus. Is your program resilient enough to withstand the expected scrutiny ahead?
Brian Conner, a partner at Moss Adams, sat down with telehealth compliance professional Kim Hodson, a senior manager, to discuss how compliance officers should be evaluating and mitigating their risks. Read article
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FTC Declares Employees Free from Most Noncompetes, But How Far Does the Ban Go and Will It Last?

By Jeffrey M. Beemer, Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC
By Alleanna B. Siacon, Associate, Dickinson Wright PLLC

During an Open Commission Meeting on April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) voted 3-2 in favor of issuing the Noncompete Clause Rule (the “Final Rule”), which, with limited exceptions, makes it unlawful to enter into noncompete agreements with workers on or after the Final Rule’s effective date, which is 120 days after its publication in the Federal Register (“effective date”). The Final Rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on May 7, 2024, so unless a court enjoins the FTC’s enforcement of the Final Rule, its effective date will be September 4, 2024. The FTC determined that noncompetes are an unfair method of competition and, therefore, violate Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act. Read article
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Health Plan Financial Reports for California, Ohio and Washington State

By David Peel
Publisher and Editor, Healthcare News

We recently updated our financial reporting for health plans in California, Ohio and Washington State. Click on the links below to see the numbers.

Most Downloaded Articles

The following articles were downloaded most often from January 2023 through December 2023.
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  2. The Hidden Block to a Positive Culture By Danna Beal, M.Ed., International Speaker, Author and Coach
  3. New Medicare and Medicaid Payment Model Announced for Primary Care Providers By Karl Rebay and Georgia of Moss Adams
  4. Are You a Bully Boss? By Danna Beal, M.Ed., International Speaker, Author and Coach
  5. Bringing Light and Love to the Workplace By Danna Beal, M.Ed., International Speaker, Author and Coach
  6. Tips to Support Patients and Avoid Obstacles During Medicaid Redeterminations By Michael Newell, Eric Lucas, Jonathan Mason and Richard Riter of Moss Adams
  7. Hospital Price Transparency: CMS Steps up Enforcement By Richard Riter of Moss Adams
  8. Omnibus Funding Bill Will Impact Behavioral Health Care By Kate Jackson and Sarah Bonnar of Moss Adams
  9. 5 Regulatory Issues for Physician Groups to Watch in 2023 By Chris Emper, JD, MBA, NextGen Healthcare
  10. How Health Care Organizations Can Use the New Markets Tax Credit By Kinman Tong, CPA and Benjamin W. Alderton, JD of Moss Adams