Jeffrey C. Thrope

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In February 2016, CMS issued the highly anticipated Final Rule on reporting and returning Medicare Part A and B overpayments. The Final Rule was meant to clear up some of the confusion among providers regarding such overpayments. Summarized below is our Top 10 list of the things you need to know:…
A New York pharmacy has agreed to pay approximately $500,000 to the State of New York for improperly billing New York Medicaid for prescriptions written by a physician who had been excluded from the Medicaid program. This settlement serves as an important reminder to all pharmacies operating in New York: Before filling a prescription, pharmacies are required, under New York Medicaid billing rules, to first determine whether the prescriber’s services are eligible for reimbursement. If…
With headlines every day announcing another release of Protected Health Information (PHI), providers are asking themselves – is there a way to protect against these breaches? Beyond improving the security of large systems, attention is needed to protect PHI contained in laptops and other mobile devices, which account for a large percentage of PHI breaches.…
Time to Update Your Corporate Bylaws? New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 (Act), into law in December 2013, thereby adopting important changes to the governance of nonprofit entities that will go into effect on July 1, 2014. The Act attempts to modernize the existing New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (NPCL) by removing some of the burdens imposed on the nonprofit sector, while simultaneously improving oversight and governance.…