Anne O'Hagen Karl

Anne O'Hagen Karl

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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Health Update - November 2014

“Healthcare-Related” Calls: Ambiguity at the Intersection of HIPAA and TCPA - Editor’s Note: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has established exemptions from certain requirements of the Telephone Consumer...more

11/21/2014 - Business Associates Covered Entities Draft Guidance Electronic Medical Records FCC Health Care Providers Healthcare HHS HIPAA Hospitals PHI Physicians Standard of Care TCPA Text Messages Voicemail

‘Health Care’-Related Calls: Ambiguity at the Intersection of HIPAA and TCPA

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has established exemptions from certain requirements of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) for health care messages regulated under the Health Insurance Portability and...more

10/17/2014 - Exemptions FTC Health Care Providers Healthcare HIPAA Mobile Devices Robocalling TCPA Telecommunications Text Messages

Health Update - July 2014

Avoiding the Regulatory Land Mines of Commercial ACOs - While providers are showing great interest in creating ACOs to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), they are showing even greater enthusiasm...more

7/23/2014 - ACOs EHR Halifax Hospital Health Insurance Healthcare HIPAA Medicare Medicare Shared Savings Program Regulatory Standards Reporting Requirements Social Networks Stark Law

Health Update - Jun 2014

Removing Regulatory Barriers to Accelerate EHR Adoption - Recognizing the potential long-term value of EHRs for improving care and reducing costs, many hospitals considered offering physicians financial support to...more

6/24/2014 - CMS Data Protection EHR Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicare Medicare Part D PHI Stark Law

Health Update - May 2014

Litigation Arising from the Affordable Care Act: The Blessing and Curse of Interesting Times - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought the most sweeping changes to the healthcare delivery and payment systems in the...more

5/22/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Data Breach Data Protection EHR Healthcare Healthcare Reform HIPAA Medicare PHI

Health Update

Assessing the Medicare Shared Savings Program: Diverse Participants, Diverse Results - Rising healthcare costs and declining reimbursements have placed immense pressure on providers and health systems to manage the...more

4/23/2014 - Affordable Care Act Healthcare Medicare Shared Savings Program

Health Update - Feb 24, 2014: Manatt on Medicaid: Pennsylvania Submits Waiver Application for Approval to Implement ACA Medicaid...

On February 19, 2014, Pennsylvania submitted to CMS an application requesting approval under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion effective January 1, 2015....more

2/25/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Healthcare Reform Medicaid Medicaid Expansion

CMS Approves Michigan’s Amendment to Its Waiver Implementing ACA Medicaid Expansion through “Healthy Michigan”

On December 30, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Michigan’s request to amend an existing waiver to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion effective April 1, 2014 through...more

1/7/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Healthcare Healthcare Reform Waivers

SPECIAL EDITION: CMS Approves Iowa’s Waivers to Implement ACA Medicaid Expansion

On December 10, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Iowa’s waivers to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion. The state plans to provide coverage for the new adult group...more

12/16/2013 - Affordable Care Act CMS Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicaid Waivers

Insights on Arkansas’s “Private Option” Medicaid Expansion

On September 27, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Arkansas’s waiver to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion by using premium assistance to purchase QHPs in the Health...more

10/8/2013 - Affordable Care Act CMS Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Medicaid Premiums Qualified Health Plans

Healthcare Law -- Jul 15, 2013

How Does the DOMA Defeat Impact Healthcare Reform and Health Insurance Access? - NOTE: The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to invalidate the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will affect more than 1,000 federal statutes—and...more

7/16/2013 - Affordable Care Act Delays DOMA Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS Medicaid Pay or Play Pharmacies Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Shared Responsibility Rule U.S. Treasury

HIPAA Omnibus Rule Reshapes Landscape for Health Care Privacy, Security Compliance

Originally published in Health IT Law & Industry Report, on January 23, 2013. On Jan. 17, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (‘‘HHS’’) issued a long-awaited omnibus rule...more

1/25/2013 - Business Associates Data Protection Electronic Medical Records HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Medical Records Patient Privacy Rights PHI

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