Edward Vishnevetsky is a health-care attorney and commercial litigator at Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C., and frequently speaks and writes on the topic of Medicare audits at the state and national level. He can be reached at 214-855-7546 or evish@munsch.com. Learn more at www.munsch.com.

The staff at HomeCare would like to acknowledge the death of Edward Vishnevetsky, who passed away June 20, 2016, while on vacation in Costa Rica. He was a contributing writer for the magazine, whose depth and breadth of health care law knowledge educated readers for five-plus years in his Case Studies column—and beyond that, Edward was an accomplished attorney who headed the Dallas Health Law Practice at K&L Gates.

In addition to changing rates in non-bid locations, CMS plans to lower certain rates based on regional calculations, all under the guise of streamlining the bid program