Michael A. Dowell Published in Journal of Health Care Compliance

July 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES - Hinshaw Health Care partners Michael A. Dowell wrote an article published in the July/August edition of the Journal of Health Care Compliance. The article covers numerous requirements and Healthcare Resources Services Administration regulations, which apply to federally qualified health centers and look-alikes. The program requirements are grouped into four broad categories: patient need; the provision of services; management and finance; and governance. Seven types of site visits are used to oversee health center compliance. The article also discusses recent revisions to the site visit guide, the site visit process, and highlights the importance of the development and implementation of site visit corrective action plans and compliance programs.

Michael A. Dowell is a health law partner in Hinshaw's Los Angeles office.  He has extensive experience representing healthcare organizations on operational issues, regulatory compliance and transactional matters. His clients include hospitals and health systems, community health centers, federally qualified health centers, pharmacies, managed care plans, physician organizations, management companies, pharmacy benefit managers, ancillary service providers and a variety of other businesses in the healthcare industry.

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