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Take note of the regulation updates that roll back some Stark rules and allow business associates to release information to public health officials.
 

A downstate New York ophthalmologist stands accused of misrepresenting simple eyelid procedures as much more complicated surgeries and billing millions more than he should have for them.

 
As part of an effort entitled the Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care, CMS and OIG released advance copies of proposed regulatory changes on Oct. 9. The proposed rules would modify regulations that have presented obstacles to physicians, hospitals and other providers as they transition away from traditional fee-for-service (FFS) payment models toward value-based arrangements.
 

Benjamin David Danneman, 37, of Eureka, Mo., was employed by at least three local health care organizations that should be conferring with lawyers now. On June 12, Danneman was sentenced to 57 months in prison for working for them as a nurse and, in one case, as an assistant director of nursing without a nursing license.

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