Monthly Archives: March 2018

Talking Tax – Issue 109

Case law

Taxpayer entitled to PAYG withholding credits not remitted or notified by employer to ATO

The Federal Court case of Cassaniti v Federal Commissioner of Taxation [2018] FCA 92 considered a taxpayer’s entitlement to pay as you go (PAYG) withholding credits, where those amounts purportedly withheld from the taxpayer’s salary were not remitted or notified to the ATO by the employer.

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Insurance in Superannuation Voluntary Code of Practice Do you intend to adopt? 31 March fast approaching

The Insurance in Superannuation Voluntary Code of Practice (Voluntary Code) was released by the insurance in superannuation working group on 13 December 2017, with a proposed date of commencement for 1 July 2018.

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Lidings Demonstrates Outstanding Reputation Among Best Legal Advisors in Russia

Reflected by the Pravo.ru’s Sympathy Rating – 2017 identifying the most prominent legal advisors in Russia based on the feedback of peers Lidings recognized as a leading firm for its expertise in employment law and pharmaceuticals and healthcare industry practice area. Individual and moreover exclusive recognition as the only recommended lawyer in this sphere, for a remarkable work for advising pharmaceutical companies in Russia, is given to Lidings’ Managing Partner, Head of the firm’s Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare industry practice, Andrey Zelenin.

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ILN Today Post

2018 update on maximum charges for copies of medical records in Ohio

Ohio law1 establishes the maximum fees a health care provider or medical records company can charge for copies of a patient’s medical record. The law also provides for certain limited situations in which copies of records must be provided without charge – for example, when the records are necessary to support a patient’s claim for Social Security disability benefits. The fee schedule is updated annually.

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Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance: Providers (Part V)

Health care providers also have important responsibilities under the MSP law.  Small and mid-sized providers should be on special alert, as they may lack the same level of centralized data processing and availability of in-house counsel to keep them informed of Medicare enforcement trends and regulatory requirements. Healthcare providers have MSP responsibilities, although they are less onerous than those placed upon GHPs and NGHPs.  Generally, providers must implement certain procedures to determine each patient’s Medicare eligibility status and submit claims to the proper insurer for reimbursement.  These procedures include asking the patient his or her Medicare eligibility status, checking the Common Working File, and creating and maintaining an internal database that stores information on each patient’s insurance coverage.  When inquiring about a patient’s insurance coverage, providers are encouraged to use a CMS Questionnaire found on the CMS website.[1]  Providers must also submit an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) form with each claim to Medicare to ensure proper billing.[2]  Providers should inquire as to whether the reason the patient is being seen for treatment is prompted by an injury that would be covered by an NGHP provider, such as an automobile accident, fall, or injury in the workplace.

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