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Heather Baird

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Compliance Trails Federal Requirements

The Department of Health and Human Services Officer of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a report this month titled, “Nursing Facilities’ Compliance with Federal Regulations for Reporting Allegations of Abuse and Neglect.”...more

8/21/2014 - Elder Abuse Healthcare HHS Neglect Nursing Homes OIG

4.5 Million Patients’ Information Stolen by Hackers

Community Health Systems Inc. (“CHS”), a Tennessee-based hospital provider, has reported it was the target of data hackers who were able to obtain identification information belonging to approximately 4.5 million CHS...more

8/21/2014 - Data Breach Data Protection EHR Hackers HIPAA Hospitals PHI

Benesch Perspectives - July 2014 Newsletter

In this issue: - Not-for-Profit Spotlight - Giving to Religion Trending Downward for a Decade - What You Can Learn from Giving 2014 - Is the Front Door Closing on the Parsonage...more

7/31/2014 - Charitable Donations Churches Home Health Care Independent Contractors Misclassification Non-Profits Parsonage Exemption Religion Tax Exemptions

Prioritizing Preventative Health

The cost of U.S. healthcare affects all Americans. From healthcare consumers, to health insurance purchasers, to policymakers, to employers, to employees, as the Affordable Care Act implementation gets underway, the...more

6/26/2014 - Affordable Care Act Healthcare Healthcare Reform

Perspectives - June 2014

In This Issue: - Staying in Compliance While Giving or Receiving Electronic Health Record Systems - When Donations Cross the Line - House Bill 296 Signed into Law to Increase Access to Epinephrine Autoinjectors...more

6/5/2014 - Charitable Donations Compliance Copyright Data Protection EHR Healthcare PHI Tax Deductions Trademarks

Supplemental Special Advisory Bulletin Clarifies OIG Positions on Independent Charity Patient Assistance Programs

Introduction - The OIG has released a Supplemental Special Advisory Bulletin that “reiterates and amplifies” previous OIG Special Advisory Bulletin guidance from 2005. Pharmaceutical manufacturers and Patient...more

5/30/2014 - Charitable Organizations Healthcare Medical Expenses OIG Patient Assistance Programs Prescription Drugs

CMS Final Rule on Moratoria for the Enrollment of New Home Health Agencies and Ambulance Suppliers and Providers

On February 4, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued in the Federal Register a notice of temporary moratoria on enrollment of new home health agencies (HHA) and ambulance suppliers and providers in...more

2/12/2014 - CHIP CMS Healthcare Home Health Care Medicaid Medicare Moratorium

OIG Releases 2014 Work Plan

The OIG recently made available its 2014 Work Plan. The Plan identifies OIG focus areas and priority projects for the coming year. This post provides a brief summary of many of the new OIG projects for fiscal year 2014 to...more

2/10/2014 - Fraud and Abuse Healthcare Healthcare Fraud Medicare OIG

Perspectives - January 2014

In This Issue: - Considerations in the Cloud: Managing the Risks - United States V. Sperry: A Revived Threat to Owners, Directors, Managers and Directors of Distressed Organizations - Board Membership &...more

1/31/2014 - Board of Directors Corporate Governance Directors Employer Liability Issues Exempt Organizations Fiduciary Duty Revocation Tax Exemptions United States v. Sperry Volunteers

HIPAA Security Rule Enforcement Not Yet Meeting Federal Requirements

A recent Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Report reviews progress made by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) toward enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule following...more

12/11/2013 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Enforcement HIPAA HITECH OCR OIG

Ohio Supreme Court Adopts Comcast and Wal-Mart Standards For Class Certification; Reverses Class Certification Due To...

Last week, the Ohio Supreme Court denied class certification in Cullen v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Slip Opinion No. 2013-Ohio-4733 (Nov. 5 , 2013). In a 5-2 decision, the Court overruled the trial and...more

11/19/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Comcast Comcast v. Behrend Declaratory Relief Dukes v Wal-Mart Duty to Disclose Insurers Rule 23 Rule 23(b)(3) State Farm Wal-Mart

Class Certification Partially Granted in O’Bannon NCAA Case: Current and Future Student Athletes Allowed in Class, Former Student...

This has been an eventful few weeks for the O’Bannon v. Electronic Arts, Inc., et al., No. 4:09-cv-01967 (N.D. Cal.) case in the Northern District of California; an over four-year-old showdown between the NCAA and current and...more

11/15/2013 - Anti-Competitive Athletes Class Action Class Certification College Athletes License Agreements Licenses NCAA

SCOTUS Considers the Fate of State AG Lawsuits under CAFA in Mississippi v. AU Optronics Corp.

On November 6, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments in Mississippi v. AU Optronics Corp., Docket No. 12-1036. This case comes out of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and...more

11/14/2013 - AU Optronics Corp CAFA Consumer Protection Act Diversity Jurisdiction Parens Patriae Removal SCOTUS

New CMS Guidance Encourages Facility Buyers to Accept Automatic Assignment of Medicare Provider Agreements

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a policy memorandum announcing stricter Medicare certification practices for buyers of Medicare-participating providers opting to reject the...more

9/24/2013 - Assignments CMS Medicare

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