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Tag Archives: Barry Rosen

The No Surprises Act’s transparency rules for health plans

The federal No Surprises Act (NSA) generally protects patients from receiving large unanticipated bills for out-of-network care.  To implement the NSA, transparency rules have been issued that require self-insured and insured health plans to include deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums on ...

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Using the Travel Act to prosecute health care fraud

The Department of Justice recently invoked the federal Travel Act to bring bribery charges against owners and managers of the now-defunct, physician-owned Texas Forest Park Medical Center (FPMC). Almost all federal health care fraud prosecutions involve Medicare, Medicaid or other ...

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Rosen and Montanio: MOC programs under attack

While not required to practice medicine, voluntary board certification in a specialty has progressively become expected, with patients, employers, hospitals and insurers looking to the board certification to determine the perceived competency of the doctor. Doctors that do not obtain, ...

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Maryland’s new health care laws

Another Maryland legislative session is in the books, and many recently enacted laws will affect both Maryland health care providers and Maryland health insurers. Here is a summary of some legislative highlights of the 2017 session. The opioid epidemic Tackling ...

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Private use of tax-exempt financed projects

  Health care organizations that qualify for tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) are able to issue tax-exempt bonds, known as “qualified 501(c)(3) bonds.”  The ability to issue qualified 501(c)(3) bonds allows a health care organization to realize ...

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