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Florida Hospital to Settle Stark Law Case for $85 Million: Tentative settlement between Halifax Hospital Medical Center and United...

The Department of Justice and Florida’s Halifax Hospital Medical Center have reached a tentative $85 million settlement in a case alleging violations of the federal physician self-referral law (commonly known as the “Stark...more

3/6/2014 - False Claims Act Healthcare Hospitals Settlement Stark Law

Final EHR Donation Rules Issued in Time for the New Year

On December 27, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued final rules revising the Stark exception (42 CFR...more

12/31/2013 - Anti-Kickback Statute CMS EHR Electronic Medical Records HHS Laboratories OIG Physicians Safe Harbors Stark Law

2013 – The Health Law Year in Review

As 2013 draws to a close, we are pleased to look back on the year that was and highlight some of the key developments in the ever-changing field of health law. While a great deal of attention was focused on the implementation...more

12/30/2013 - Acquisitions Affordable Care Act CMS Drug Compounding Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare.gov HIPAA HITECH Hospitals Medicaid Expansion Medicare Part A Mergers MHPAEA Physician Payments Physician-Owned Distributors Stark Law

Checklist for Covered Entities and Business Associates

As the countdown to the compliance deadline for the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act Omnibus Rule begins, we offer the following as a reminder of tasks that covered entities,...more

9/2/2013 - Breach Notification Rule Covered Entities Data Breach Data Protection HIPAA HITECH PHI

OIG ?'s Co-Management Arrangement for Cardiac Cath Labs

On January 7, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) posted a favorable advisory opinion concerning an existing co-management arrangement (“Arrangement”) between a large, rural,...more

2/8/2013 - ACOs CMP Law Co-Management DOL Fees Fixed-Fee Hospitals Medicare OIG Pay-for-Performance Physicians

HIPAA and HITECH Privacy and Security Rule Update: Final Omnibus Rule

The Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published today the much anticipated final omnibus rule implementing the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health...more

1/28/2013 - Business Associates Compliance Covered Entities Data Breach Data Protection Enforcement Fundraisers GINA HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Marketing Notice Requirements OCR PHI Privacy Rule

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