New York Enacts the NY Safe Act of 2013; New Legislation Applicable to Mental Health Professionals

January 15, 2013

As many of you have heard from press reports, on January 15, 2013, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the NY Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (the “Act”) that is designed to curb gun violence particularly in the wake of the Newtown tragedy. The Act contains new provisions that are important for …

OIG Issues Advisory Opinions on Co-Management Agreements

January 14, 2013

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued a favorable advisory opinion on a co-management arrangement between a hospital and a physician group (Advisory Opinion 12-22).  While the OIG has issued over the years a number of favorable advisory opinions on gainsharing arrangements in which physicians are compensated for achieving cost-savings, the OIG has not, …