Evie Atwater

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Evelyn (Evie) S. Atwater focuses her practice on regulatory and transactional matters affecting hospitals, health systems and other health industry clients. Evie advises clients on a variety of issues, including licensure, accreditation, fraud & abuse matters and compliance programs. She also conducts due diligence on healthcare transactions. Read Evie Atwater's full bio.

Biden Administration Takes Action to Improve Competition, Transparency and Quality for Hospitals and Nursing Homes

By , , and on Jul 14, 2022
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published detailed databases summarizing changes of ownership of Medicare-enrolled hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The databases currently include information from 2016 to 2022, but the data will be updated and released quarterly. CMS also released the skilled nursing facility prospective payment system (SNF PPS) proposed...

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Biden Administration Foreshadows Impending Nursing Home Quality Reforms

By , and on Apr 7, 2022
Posted In Benefit Controversies, Digital Health, Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor

On February 28, 2022, the White House issued a fact sheet outlining several efforts aimed to increase safety, accountability, oversight and transparency in the senior services industry (Fact Sheet). Although the Fact Sheet’s initiatives have not yet been implemented, President Biden reiterated his administration’s focus on nursing home reform during his March 1, 2022, State...

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OSHA Reaffirms Arrival of Permanent Healthcare Industry COVID-19 Standard

By , and on Mar 31, 2022
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor

On March 22, 2022, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a limited reopening of the rulemaking record for the COVID-19 emergency temporary standard for the healthcare industry, originally published on June 21, 2021 (the Healthcare ETS). OSHA will hold an informal public hearing to gather additional information from healthcare industry stakeholders. With...

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