McCullum v. Orlando Reg’l Healthcare Sys. Inc.
No. 13-12118 (11th Cir. Oct. 3, 2014)
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS/VERBAL MODIFICATION
Geiger v. Cent. Carolina Surgical Eye Assocs. PA
No. COA14-169 (N.C. Ct. App. Oct. 7, 2014)
EMPLOYMENT TERMINATION/NPDB REPORTS
Langenberg v. Warren Gen. Hosp.
No. 1:12-cv-175-NBF (W.D. Pa. Nov. 22, 2013)
United States v. Millennium Radiology, Inc.
No. 1:11cv825 (S.D. Ohio Sept. 30, 2014)
GROUP PRACTICE RELATIONS/DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR
Kademian v. Marger
No. 25917 (Ohio Ct. App. Oct. 3, 2014)
YOUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK
CMS Urges Hospitals to Adopt CDC Guidance on Ebola
On October 10, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a memorandum to its state survey agency directors providing links to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) guidance on evaluating patients for Ebola Virus Disease and a CDC checklist and algorithm for patients being evaluated for Ebola Virus Disease in the United States. The memorandum “strongly” urges hospitals to review and fully adopt and implement the CDC’s guidance.
OIG Advisory Opinion No. 14-09
On October 14, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) posted advisory opinion number 14-09. In the opinion, the OIG indicated that an arrangement in which a township uses tax revenues to cover its residents’ out-of-pocket amounts for basic life support emergency ambulance services was not grounds for civil monetary penalties or administrative sanctions.
CMS Memo on LTCH Moratorium
Last week, CMS issued a memorandum on “Implementing the New Moratorium on Establishment of New Long-Term Care Hospitals (“LTCH”) or New LTCH Satellites, or Increases in LTCH Beds.” According to the memorandum, CMS Regional Offices will determine whether a hospital, seeking to convert to an LTCH, qualifies for a moratorium exception.