Author Archives: Joseph Rivet

The No Surprises Act – Partial Final Rule Effective October 25, 2022

In July 2021, the U.S. Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services [the [...]

The OIG brings teeth to hospital price transparency

When it comes to hospital price transparency, CMS has thus far been ‘all bark and [...]

CMS releases the FY 2023 hospital inpatient prospective payment system final rule

It’s that time of year again. On August 1, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & [...]

FY 2023 hospice payment rate update final rule solidifies payment increase and commitment to new patient assessment instrument

Beginning in FY 2023, hospice providers will see a payment increase of 3.8%, according to [...]

FY 2023 inpatient rehabilitation facility PPS final rule ushers in updated Medicare policies that will yield higher payments

Inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF) will see updated Medicare payment policies thanks to the FY 2023 [...]

FY 2023 inpatient psychiatric facility PPS final rule brings a 2.5% payment increase

Good news for inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF). In FY 2023, these facilities will see an [...]

Joe Rivet Named 2022 Power Lawyers

Attorney Joe Rivet was named 2022 Power Lawyers by the Lawyers of Distinction.  Mr. Rivet [...]

Medical Biller Commits Fraud

A medical biller, Joshua Maywalt, of Tampa, Florida, was sentenced to 5 years and 5 [...]

Joe Rivet Named 2022 Elite Lawyer in Health Law

Elite Lawyer recently recognized Joe Rivet for legal excellence in health law.  The Elite Lawyer [...]

Unstrapping Extrapolation

You receive an overpayment letter; in bold letters, you see a huge number and likely [...]