In such a rapidly evolving and continually changing healthcare regulatory environment, it is essential to stay abreast of current legal developments and changes to the vast array of regulations affecting healthcare providers. The attorneys at Kathleen L. DeBruhl & Associates, L.L.C.,  frequently publish articles and comments with healthcare and legal associations regarding recent developments in healthcare law.  As a service to our clients and others, the Firm also publishes a periodic e-newsletter, MD LawAlert, which contains recent developments in healthcare law and up-to-date information affecting physicians and other healthcare providers.  Please click on the links below to view our recent publications, or contact us to receive our MD LawAlert e-newsletter.


Recent MD LawAlert Newsletters

CMS' Proposed Rule on 60 Day Repayment of Overpayments

February 2012: From "Pay and Chase" to Prevention and Detection - CMS Deputy Administrator for Program Integrity Describes National Fraud Prevention Program

January 2012: CMS to Require Public Disclosure of Payments to Physicians by Drug, Device, Biological, and Medical Supply Manufacturers

April 6, 2011: CMS Releases Proposed Accountable Care Organization Regulations

December 2, 2010: Mobile Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities - CMS Clarifies Definition and Rules on Leasing and Sharing of Practice Locations with Medicare Enrolled Physicians

November 2010: Physician-owned Hospitals Impacted by New Changes to Stark Rules

June 5, 2009: Articles on the Anti-Markup Rule, Stark Regulation Changes and Hospital Disclosures of Financial Relationships with Physicians


Other Recent Publications

December 23, 2010: CMS issues Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making Regarding EMTALA’s Application to Hospital Inpatients

December 3, 2010: Court of Appeals Affirms District Court Decision Regarding Hospital's Claims for GME and IME Costs for Part C Enrollees

December 2010: DAB Clarifies Definition of Mobile Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility and Rules on Leasing and Sharing of Practice Locations with Medicare Enrolled Physicians

December 2010: Paving the Way- OIG Issues Fraud and Abuse Roadmap for Physicians

December 2010: Changes to Starks’s Whole Hospital and Rural Provider Exceptions: Reactions to Limitations on Facility Expansion

August 2010: Disaster Avoided: Protecting the "Good Samaritan" Physician, InforMD Magazine, East Jefferson Hospital