Daniel J. Hennessey and Kirsten M. Raleigh Present at the HFMA’s National Seminar

VALLEY FORGE, PA, January 3, 2017 – Stevens & Lee Shareholders Daniel J. Hennessey and Kirsten M. Raleigh presented at the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s national seminar, “Legal Issues for Physicians and Health Systems,” held December 12-14, 2016, in Chicago, IL.

In “Identifying, Correcting And Reporting Section 501(r) Errors/Omissions,” Mr. Hennessey presented on the Section 501(r) requirements imposed on tax-exempt hospitals, the final regulations for which became effective at the start of the 2016 tax year, requiring them to update internal practices and adapt certain third-party relationships. He also discussed the IRS’ guidelines on error reporting and remediation procedures in light of the new regulations, and provided instruction on completing error disclosures on the IRS Form 990.

Ms. Raleigh presented two sessions. In “What is the Status of Provider-Based Status?,” she discussed how the implementation of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015’s Section 603 will impact hospitals by altering the reimbursement of off-campus provider-based departments, what hospitals should be doing in connection with their “grandfathered sites” sites and how the payment system will function for non-grandfathered sites.

Her second session, “Medicare Provider Enrollment – How to Avoid a Crisis?” focused on aspects of Medicare participation, including enrollment causes and pitfalls, avoiding payment complications and the effect of recent program integrity enhancements on future participation.

Mr. Hennessey focuses his practice on health care matters including tax, regulatory, corporate and transactional issues, and has represented health care systems, hospitals, managed care organizations, accountable care organizations, clinically integrated provider networks, post-acute care providers, medical laboratories, physician practices and other health care providers. He advises clients on a variety of issues involving fraud and abuse laws, tax-exempt organization matters, state and federal licensure and regulation of health care entities and managed care organizations/insurance companies, corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, health care contracting and physician compensation.

Mr. Hennessey has presented and written on various health care and tax issues affecting nonprofit health care organizations including, among others, health care reform initiatives and new payment models, accountable care organizations and the Medicare Shared Savings Program, and new tax exemption requirements for Section 501(c)(3) hospital facilities under Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Mr. Hennessey has a J.D., summa cum laude, from George Mason University School of Law, where he served as a member of the George Mason Law Review and as Managing Editor of The Docket, and a B.A. and B.S., high distinction, with honors, from The Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College.

Ms. Raleigh focuses her practice on providing regulatory, reimbursement, compliance, and operational advice to clients in the health care industry. She helps clients understand and apply the wide variety of regulatory requirements with which health care businesses must comply. She has expertise advising clients on Medicare and Medicaid enrollment; operational and ownership changes; Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement issues; service reconfiguration and provider based restructuring considerations; licensure, certification and accreditation of providers; and EMTALA compliance.

In addition, Ms. Raleigh assists clients in developing and implementing corporate compliance programs and in handling internal regulatory investigations. She advises clients on the implementation of corrective action plans, including self-reporting overpayments and regulatory violations to appropriate governmental agencies. Ms. Raleigh’s representation of clients often arises in connection with mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and other business transactions entered into by entities that own and operate health care providers and suppliers. She is a former intern with James Sheehan in the Health Care Fraud Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Raleigh holds a J.D., cum laude, from Widener University School of Law, where she served as an Editor of The Widener Law Review, and a B.A. from Bucknell University.

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