- CMS proposes significant policy changes for the 2015 Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Programs
There is a lot of information to wade through, and the new provisions could affect many different parts of the business — from costs and budgeting to operational processes and resource planning — so it makes sense to get started right away.
- Regulatory Liaison Office: Savvy investment or basic necessity?
In today’s challenging regulatory environment, a new corporate role of regulatory liaison with staff to support it is emerging to provide a central point of contact for the regulatory community.
- Medicare claims at risk
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have now started to implement their long-anticipated Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) audits. How can this impact health plans?
- Getting ready for UDI in medical devices
On September 24, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), published its long-anticipated unique device identification (UDI) regulation. There’s a lot to do, and the clock is ticking. It’s time to get started.
- Top regulatory trends for 2014
The Deloitte Center for Regulatory Strategies is producing a series of reports that discuss the top regulatory trends for 2014 in five key industries: energy, banking, securities, insurance and life sciences.
- Responding to Medicare’s new short stay rules
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new ‘2 midnight rule’ has tremendous financial and operational implications, and should be addressed immediately.
- Linking pay to regulatory compliance in the energy industry
As regulators in the energy industry expand their role and impact, a growing number of energy companies are warming up to the idea of explicitly tying executive and employee compensation to key performance indicators (KPIs).
- Four actions you can still take to begin Sunshine Act compliance
August 1st has come and gone and the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (“Sunshine Act”) has now gone live. Have you started tracking payments and other “transfers of value” to physicians and teaching hospitals? If not, I have two words for you: Don’t panic.
- New survey: Companies advance their compliance programs, but a long road remains
In a joint effort with Compliance Week, our newly released In focus: 2013 Compliance Trends Survey shows the progress that companies worldwide have made in building and managing their compliance programs – and it’s a mixed bag.
- Four observations on how financial institutions are "getting to strong"
As you know, regulators are pushing banks, systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs) and other organizations to raise their risk management programs to a “strong” rating.
- Welcome to our new blog!
Here, we will actively share our fresh insights and specialized perspectives about what’s happening across the regulatory world, including monthly updates about regulatory developments, events, reports, trends and other information we hope you’ll find useful.