ALERTS ARCHIVE

December 9, 2015:  CLIENT ALERT – WEBINAR FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS: PHYSICAL RESTRAINT REGULATIONS
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December 8, 2015:  CLIENT ALERT – IRS ISSUES FINAL REGULATIONS REGARDING “COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENTS” FOR 501(C)(3) CHARITABLE HOSPITAL ORGANIZATIONS

December 8, 2015:  CLIENT ALERT – CHAPTER 224 HEALTH CARE COST CONTAINMENT UPDATE #11: HEALTH POLICY COMMISSION POSTS NEW FAQ ON MATERIAL CHANGE NOTICES

September 2, 2015:  CLIENT ALERT – FEDERAL COURT DECISION HEIGHTENS THE URGENCY OF PROMPT INVESTIGATION OF POTENTIAL OVERPAYMENTS

August 18, 2015:  CLIENT ALERT “BACK TO SCHOOL” REMINDER: MEDICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANS FOR CHARTER

July 12, 2015:  CLIENT ALERT “BACK TO SCHOOL” REMINDER: NEW PHYSICAL RESTRAINT REGULATIONS

July 1, 2015:  CLIENT ALERT – MANDATORY EARNED SICK TIME LAW TAKES EFFECT ON JULY 1, 2015

June 2, 2015:  CLIENT ALERT – JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLEMENT OFFERS PRACTICAL GUIDANCE TO SENIOR LIVING PROVIDERS ON CREATING RESIDENT POLICIES COMPLIANT WITH FAIR HOUSING ACT

May 28, 2015:  CLIENT ALERT – FIVE-PART WEBINAR SERIES ON “FINANCING COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS”

May 20, 2015:  CLIENT ALERT – UPDATED ATTORNEY GENERAL OPEN MEETING LAW GUIDE

April 30, 2015:  CLIENT ALERT – EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE PROPOSED REGULATIONS CLARIFY OPEN ISSUES REGARDING EARNED SICK TIME

April 29, 2015:  CLIENT ALERT – NEW “PRACTICAL GUIDANCE FOR HEALTH CARE GOVERNING BOARDS ON COMPLIANCE OVERSIGHT”

March 26, 2015:  CLIENT ALERT – IS THE NEW FORM 1023-EZ RIGHT FOR YOU?

February 24, 2015:  CLIENT ALERT – QUALIFIED ZONE ACADEMY BONDS

February 18, 2015:  CLIENT ALERT – EOEA RELEASES FINAL ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE REGULATIONS

January 14, 2015:  CLIENT ALERT – CHAPTER 224 HEALTH CARE COST CONTAINMENT UPDATE #10; HEALTH POLICY COMMISSION RELEASES FINAL MATERIAL CHANGE NOTICE

November 20, 2014:  CLIENT ALERT – MANDATORY EARNED SICK TIME IS THE LAW OF THE LAND IN MASSACHUSETTS

October 23, 2014:  CLIENT ALERT – CHAPTER 224 HEALTH CARE COST CONTAINMENT UPDATE #9:  DIVISION OF INSURANCE RISK-BASED PROVIDER ORGANIZATION REGULATIONS, BULLETIN, AND CONTINUING GUIDANCE

September 11, 2014:  CLIENT ALERT – CHAPTER 224 HEALTH CARE COST CONTAINMENT UPDATE #8: HEALTH POLICY COMMISSION RELEASES PROPOSED MATERIAL CHANGE NOTICE REGULATIONS; PUBLIC COMMENTS DUE OCTOBER 31, 2014

September 4, 2014:  CLIENT ALERT – THREE IMPORTANT HIPAA UPDATES

August 21, 2014:  CLIENT ALERT – CHAPTER 224 HEALTH CARE COST CONTAINMENT UPDATE # 7: REGISTRATION OF PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS

August 5, 2014:  CLIENT ALERT – CHAPTER 224 HEALTH CARE COST CONTAINMENT UPDATE #6: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH FINALIZES AMENDMENTS TO DETERMINATION OF NEED REGULATIONS

July 8, 2014:  CLIENT ALERT – UPDATE ON CONSOLIDATED MEDICAL STAFF CREDENTIALING

June 12, 2014:  CLIENT ALERT – UPCOMING DEADLINE REMINDER: COMPLIANCE WITH NEW SCHOOL DISCIPLINE LAW

June 10, 2014:  CLIENT ALERT – UPDATE: CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS

June 6, 2014:  CLIENT ALERT – AMENDMENTS TO MASSACHUSETTS CHARTER SCHOOL REGULATIONS (603 C.M.R. 1.00)

April 29, 2014:  CLIENT ALERT – ANNOUNCEMENT: KROKIDAS & BLUESTEIN CONGRATULATES JILL BRENNER MEIXEL & SHERYL HOWARD ON THEIR PROMOTIONS TO PARTNER

April 10, 2014:  CLIENT ALERT – SJC DECISION PROVIDES FURTHER LIABILITY PROTECTION TO VOLUNTEER DIRECTORS OF CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

February 11, 2014:  CLIENT ALERT – ADOPTION OF THE MODEL SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING EDUCATORS: POTENTIAL EMPLOYMENT LAW IMPLICATIONS

February 4, 2014:  CLIENT ALERT – PROPOSED STUDENT DISCIPLINE REGULATIONS NOW AVAILABLE AND OPEN FOR COMMENT

January 30, 2014:  CLIENT ALERT – CHAPTER 224 HEALTH CARE COST CONTAINMENT UPDATE #5: PROPOSED REGISTRATION OF PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS PROGRAM REGULATIONS (958 CMR 6.00)

January 16, 2014:  CLIENT ALERT – NOTICE 2014-4 PROVIDES NEW GUIDANCE FOR GOVERNMENT ENTITY AFFILIATES

January 2, 2014:  CHARTER SCHOOL ALERT – “MID-YEAR REMINDER: PREPARING FOR COMPLIANCE WITH NEW SCHOOL DISCIPLINE LAW”

November 13, 2013:  CLIENT ALERT – MID-SEMESTER REMINDER;  CHANGES TO MASSACHUSETTS ANTI-BULLYING LAW

August 6, 2013:  CLIENT ALERT – REMINDER: COVERED ENTITIES MUST PREPARE FOR SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 HIPAA OMNIBUS COMPLIANCE DATE

July 25, 2013:  CLIENT ALERT – UPCOMING WEBINAR – TAX CHALLENGES FOR COUNSEL TO NON-PROFIT JOINT VENTURES AND ALLIANCES

July 9, 2013:  CLIENT ALERT – IRS ISSUES FINAL REPORT ON EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS COMPLIANCE PROJECT

June 11, 2013:  Announcement – Announcing the Litigators’ Blog

May 21, 2013:  CLIENT ALERT – NEW OIG SELF-DISCLOSURE PROTOCOL RELEASED

May 16, 2013:  CLIENT ALERT – CHAPTER 224 HEALTH CARE COST CONTAINMENT UPDATE # 4:  PROCESS FOR REVIEW OF NOTICES OF MATERIAL CHANGES

May 14, 2013:  CLIENT ALERT – NEW OIG GUIDANCE ON EXCLUSIONS FROM FEDERAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS

April 18, 2013: UPDATED CLIENT ALERT - REGARDING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS

April 9, 2013: CLIENT ALERT - UPCOMING SEMINAR – WHEN NON-PROFIT COOPERATE & COLLIDE: NON-PROFIT CORPORATE AFFILIATIONS

April 4, 2013: CLIENT ALERT - EDUCATION LAW UPDATE: 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR BRINGS NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS

March 28, 2013: CLIENT ALERT - CORI REFORM: NEW BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS FOR EDUCATORS, SCHOOL STAFF AND CONTRACTORS

March 21, 2013: CLIENT ALERT - CHAPTER 224 HEALTH CARE COST CONTAINMENT UPDATE #3: INTERIM GUIDANCE ON NOTICE OF MATERIAL CHANGE

March 6, 2013: CLIENT ALERT - OMNIBUS HIPAA FINAL RULE & OTHER HIPAA DEVELOPMENTS

February 28, 2013: CLIENT ALERT - QZAB: IS YOUR SCHOOL AN ELIGBLE QZAB BORROWER? CAN YOUR SCHOOL USE QZABS TO FINANCE RENOVATIONS?

February 7, 2013: CLIENT ALERT - PROVIDERS ORGANIZATIONS SHOULD REGULARLY SCREEN FOR EXCLUDED INDIVIDUALS AND ENTITIES

January 31, 2013: CLIENT ALERT - NEW IRS REGULATIONS REGARDING TAX EXEMPT “SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS”

January 9, 2013: CLIENT ALERT - CHAPTER 224 HEALTH CARE COST CONTAINMENT UPDATE #1

January 9, 2013: CLIENT ALERT - CHAPTER 224 HEALTH CARE COST CONTAINMENT UPDATE #2

December 6, 2012 : CLIENT ALERT - IMPORTANT MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT DECISION STRUCTURING OF REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS BY PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTUIONS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS

November 29, 2012: CLIENT ALERT - BENEFIT CORPORATIONS: NEW FOR-PROFITS WITH SOCIAL MISSIONS

November 14, 2012: CLIENT ALERT - ORGANIZATIONS WITH TAX EXEMPT BOND FINANCING; ARE YOU AT RISK FOR AN AUDIT?

October 2, 2012: CLIENT ALERT - “BACK TO SCHOOL” REMINDER: BULLYING PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION PLANS

July 12, 2012: CLIENT ALERT - IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING MEDICAL PEER REVIEW

May 15, 2012: CLIENT ALERT - STATE ETHICS STATUTE TRAINING AND DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

May 1, 2012: CLIENT ALERT - FEDERAL GRANTS FOR CHARTER SCHOOL INNOVATION

April 17, 2012: CLIENT ALERT - CORI REFORM; EMPLOYERS’ DEADLINE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH CORI REFORM: MAY 4, 2012

March 27, 2012: CLIENT ALERT - CMS RELEASES PROPOSED REGULATIONS REGARDING REPORTING AND RETURNING MEDICARE OVERPAYMENTS

February 28, 2012: CLIENT ALERT - MARCH 1, 2012 THIRD PARTY SERVICE CONTRACTS MUST COMPLY WITH MASSACHUSETTS DATA SECURITY LAW

February 14, 2012: CLIENT ALERT - SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS OF GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES NO LONGER EXEMPT FROM FILING FORM 990

January 24, 2012: CLIENT ALERT - REMOTE PARTICIPATION UNDER THE OPEN MEETING LAW

December 15, 2011: CLIENT ALERT - MASSACHUSETTS LAW PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF GENDER IDENTITY

December 7, 2011: CLIENT ALERT - MASSACHUSETTS APPEALS COURT AFFIRMS CHANGE IN THE LAW REGARDING DAMAGES LANDLORD MAY RECOVER FROM A DEFAULTING TENANT

October 20, 2011: CLIENT ALERT - UPDATE REGARDING EMPLOYMENT NOTICE REQUIREMENTS

October 12, 2011: UPDATED GUIDANCE FOR BOARDS OF DIRECTORS OF HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS

September 22, 2011: RECENT HIPAA AND STATE PRIVACY DEVELOPMENTS

September 14, 2011: “BACK TO SCHOOL ” REMINDER: SCHOOL COUNCILS

August 17, 2011: ORGANIZATIONS WITH TAX EXEMPT BOND FINANCING. DO YOU HAVE A POST-ISSUANCE COMPLIANCE PLAN I PLACE?

July 18, 2011: NEW OPTIONS FOR NONPROFITS ON DONOR-RESTRICTED FUNDS

July 7, 2011: HEALTHCARE CLIENT ALERT - HHS PROPOSES HIPAA RULE REGARDING ACCOUNTING OF ELECTRONIC PHI DISCLOSURES

March 16, 2011: CLIENT ALERT - NEW CMS RULE EFFECTIVE MARCH 25, 2011 INCREASES RISK THAT MEDICARE AND MEDICAID PAYMENTS WILL BE SUSPENDED DURING GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS

January 20, 2011: CLIENT ALERT - DATA SECURITY UPDATE: ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE REQUESTS COPIES OF (WISPs) UPON BREACH NOTIFICATION

December 15, 2010: CLIENT ALERT - IRS RELEASES 990 FILING THRESHOLDS FOR THE 2010 TAX YEAR

December 13, 2010: CLIENT UPDATE - ATTORNEY GENERAL'S DIVISION OF PUBLIC CHARITIES SECTION 8A GUIDELINES RE TRANSFERS OF ASSETS

October 19, 2010: CLIENT ALERT - CORI REFORM - INITIAL DEADLINE FOR EMPLOYER COMPLIANCE IS NOVEMBER 4

September 23, 2010: CLIENT ALERT - IRS RELEASES GUIDANCE TO HELP TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS CLAIM THE NEW HEALTH CARE TAX CREDIT

September 21, 2010: CLIENT ALERT - EMPLOYMENT LAW - IMMEDIATE CHANGES TO MASSACHUSETTS PERSONNEL RECORDS LAW

August 23, 2010: CLIENT ALERT - NON-PROFITS AND THE MASSACHUSETTS DATA PRIVACY REGULATIONS

August 18, 2010: CLIENT ALERT - "BACK TO SCHOOL" REMINDER: MASSACHUSETTS' ANTI-HAZING LAW

August 17, 2010: CLIENT ALERT - "BACK TO SCHOOL" REMINDER: BULLYING PREVENTION & INTERVENTION

August 13, 2010: CLIENT ALERT - COMPUTER GLITCH REQUIRES RE-CHECKING OF EXCLUDED PROVIDER LIST

July 27, 2010: CLIENT ALERT - IRS POSTS LIST OF AT-RISK TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS

July 15, 2010: CLIENT ALERT - HHS RELEASES TWO LONG AWAITED HEALTHCARE RULES

July 12, 2010: CLIENT ALERT - MEDICARE SHARED SAVINGS PROGRAM FOR ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS ("ACOS")

June 9, 2010: CLIENT ALERT - ATTORNEY GENERAL DIVISION OF PUBLIC CHARITIES - GUIDELINES RE TRANSFERS OF ASSETS

June 4, 2010: CLIENT ALERT - FTC FURTHER DELAYS ENFORCEMENT OF RED FLAGS RULE TO DECEMBER 31, 2010

May 14, 2010: CLIENT ALERT - IRS WILL REVOKE TAX EXEMPT STATUS FOR FAILURE TO FILE ANNUAL RETURNS FOR THREE YEARS

May 11, 2010: CLIENT ALERT - SCOPE OF HIPAA DISCLOSURE LOGS SOON TO BE EXPANDED; COMMENTS DUE MAY 18, 2010

February 8, 2010: CLIENT ALERT - ATTORNEY GENERAL'S INITIATIVE REGARDING EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION AT HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND INSURERS

January 26, 2010: CLIENT ALERT - CHANGES TO THE MASSACHUSETTS OPEN MEETING LAW APPLICABLE TO STATE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES

January 6, 2010: CLIENT ALERT - PRESIDENT SIGNS EXTENSION AND EXPANSION OF COBRA PREMIUM ASSISTANCE

December 9, 2009: CLIENT ALERT - EMPLOYMENT LAW - DECISION OF THE YEAR

October 5, 2009: CLIENT ALERT - GOVERNOR PATRICK SIGNS BILL DELAYING EFFECTIVE DATE OF NEW LOBBYING LAWS - NEW EFFECTIVE DATE IS JANUARY 1, 2010

August 26, 2009: CLIENT ALERT - MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS AGAIN REVISES AND DELAYS ENFORCEMENT OF THE DATA SECURITY REGULATIONS - NEW COMPLIANCE DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2010

July 31, 2009: CLIENT ALERT - Updated October 5, 2009 - CHANGES TO STATE LOBBYING LAWS

July 30, 2009: CLIENT ALERT - FTC AGAIN DELAYS ENFORCEMENT OF THE RED FLAGS RULE - NEW COMPLIANCE DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 1, 2009

July 29, 2009: CLIENT ALERT - FTC RED FLAGS RULE TAKES EFFECT ON AUGUST 1, 2009. ARE YOU READY?

May 6, 2009: CLIENT ALERT - POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN CONNECTION WITH REVISED FORM 990

May 5, 2009: CLIENT ALERT - OIG ISSUES GUIDANCE ON FREE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS

May 1, 2009: CLIENT ALERT - EXTENDED COMPLIANCE DEADLINES FOR FTC RED FLAGS RULE AND REVISED MA DATA SECURITY REGULATIONS

March 25, 2009: CLIENT ALERT - FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK EXPANDS STANDBY LETTER OF CREDIT PROGRAM FOR MANY 501(c)(3) ORGANIZATIONS

March 12, 2009: CLIENT ALERT - ORGANIZATIONS WITH TAX-EXEMPT BOND FINANCING MUST ADOPT NEW PROCEDURES

February 23, 2009: CLIENT ALERT - PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO DPH HOSPITAL & CLINIC/ASC REGULATIONS

February 23, 2009: CLIENT ALERT - PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO DPH CLINIC REGULATIONS

February 18, 2009: CLIENT ALERT - UNCOMPENSATED DIRECTOR OF TAX-EXEMPT ENTITY LIABLE FOR UNPAID PAYROLL TAXES

November 18, 2008: CLIENT ALERT- COMPLIANCE DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR DATA SECURITY REGULATIONS

November 13, 2008: CLIENT ALERT- EMERGENCY DoN AMENDMENTS CONCERNING AMBULATROY SURGERY CENTERS (ASCs) & CAPITAL EXPENDITURES FOR OUT PATIENT PROJECTS

October 27, 2008: CLIENT ALERT - OIG COMPLIANCE GUIDE FOR NURSING FACILITIES

September 24, 2008: CLIENT ALERT - LONG-AWAITED REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING CHAPTER 93H MANDATE

September 22, 2008: CLIENT ALERT - NEW HIPAA GUIDANCE ON COMMUNICATIONS

September 19, 2008: CLIENT ALERT - HHS ISSUES FIRST HIPAA CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN

August 29, 2008: CLIENT ALERT - "PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE ACCOUNTS REQUIREMENTS FOR LONG TERM HEALTH CARE FACILITIES AND NONACUTE HOSPITALS"

May 14, 2008: CLIENT ALERT - "EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO RUN YOUR CHARITY WELL!"

April 17, 2008: CLIENT ALERT - PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO DoN REGULATIONS

March 20, 2008: CLIENT ALERT - CMS PUBLISHES HIPAA SECURITY COMPLIANCE CHECKLIST

March 3, 2008: CLIENT ALERT - IRS POSTS NEW GUIDANCE FOR EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE and RELATED TOPICS

February, 2008: CLIENT ALERT - OIG ISSUES GUIDANCE ON PROMPT PAY DISCOUNTS

October, 2007: CLIENT ALERT - NEW MASSACHUSETTS LAW IMPOSES RECORDS REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING THOSE NOT SUBJECT TO HIPAA

October, 2007: CLIENT ALERT – COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER SAFE HARBOR FINALLY PROMULGATED

October, 2007: CLIENT ALERT – MASSHEALTH PROMULGATES REGULATIONS FOR PROVIDER CERTIFICATION OF DRA COMPLIANCE

September, 2007: CLIENT ALERT – FEDERAL OIG RELEASES NEW GUIDANCE FOR BOARDS OF DIRECTORS ON CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY & HEALTH CARE QUALITY

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