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2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule – Conversion Factor and More

By: Anthony Romano, Burr & Forman, LLP On November 2, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a final rule (the “PFS Rule”) which includes updates for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule, and other Medicare Part B issues, on or after January 1, 2022.  The PFS Rule is described as […]

CMS Issues COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule

by Lindsey Phillips, Burr & Forman, LLP On November 4, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced its interim final rule regarding vaccination requirements for eligible staff of certain healthcare providers. The rule, which becomes effective on November 5, 2021, is expected to apply to approximately 76,000 healthcare providers and cover over […]

Discussions with Decisionmakers: Sen. Donnie Chesteen

What first prompted you to consider running office? In 2010, I felt a call to step into the political arena. How does your background help serve you on the Healthcare Committee and also the Legislature? I had a career in medical sales, I feel as if that set me up. It is important to serve […]

President Biden’s Executive Order to Expand Vaccination Requirements for Healthcare Facilities and Federal Contractors

by:  Jim Hoover As most people know by now, on September 9, 2021 President Biden announced his Path Out of the Pandemic: COVID-19 Action Plan.  As part of the plan, the President signed Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safer Protocols for Federal Contractors.  The Executive Order is a six-prong, comprehensive plan outlining the President’s […]

Special Session on Corrections Issues Concludes

The Legislature convened last week for the first of what are expected to be two special sessions this fall. Gov. Ivey – who has authority under Alabama law to call the legislature into a “special and extraordinary session” – had asked Alabama legislators to begin work on Monday, Sept. 27 to take up corrections related […]

Discussions with Decisionmakers: Rep. Rhett Marques

Rep. Marques was elected to the House of Representatives in 2018. He is the owner of Goodson Tire & Auto and lives in Enterprise. He is on the House Health Committee. What first prompted you to consider running office? Since I was in college, I enjoyed the political side of things. I enjoy serving people. […]