Howard E. Bogard

Howard E. Bogard

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Health Care E-Note - June 19, 2014

In This Issue: - Report Ranks U.S. Last Out of 11 in Health Care System Quality - Analysis Identifies Un-Tracked Avoidable Hospital Complications - Number of Doctors Employed by Hospitals Grew 34% Over 10...more

6/20/2014 - Background Checks Healthcare Healthcare Costs Healthcare Facilities Healthcare Reform Home Health Care Home Healthcare Workers Hospitals Pharmaceutical Pharmacies Physicians Quality of Care Standards

Best Practices For Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

A femtosecond (FS) laser is exciting new technology, but it requires consideration of some important governance and compliance issues. Best practices require the surgeon and the facility (ASC or Hospital) to identify covered...more

4/4/2014 - Biotechnology Healthcare Medical Devices

Health Care E-Note - March 26, 2014

In This Issue: - Hospital CEO Turnover Rate Reached Record 20 Percent in 2013 - States Take on Authority of Doctors vs. Advanced Practice Nurses - HHS Urges Hospitals to be More Prepared for Emergencies -...more

3/27/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Healthcare HHS Hospitals Physicians Telemedicine

Alabama Medicaid: The Move To A Managed Care Program (Part II)

This is Part II of a two-part series on the new Medicaid structure in Alabama. Part I of the series, which was published last month, discussed organizational and operational requirements of RCOs. This Part II will discuss the...more

2/11/2014 - Healthcare Medicaid Third-Party Service Provider

Alabama Medicaid: The Move To A Managed Care Program (Part I)

On May 17, 2013, Governor Bentley signed into law Act 2013-261, Ala. Code §§ 22-6-150 et seq., which changes the Alabama Medicaid system from a fee-for-service to a managed care program (the "Act"). This historic legislation...more

1/3/2014 - Healthcare Healthcare Reform MCOs Medicaid

Health Care E-Note - December 2013

In This Issue: - 2014 Expected to Bring Big Changes for Health Care Industry - GlaxoSmithKline to Stop Linking Drug Reps' Pay to Prescriptions - Lawmakers Consider Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013 - Congress...more

12/26/2013

2013 Healthcare Year In Review

Bob Dylan's quote from 1964 -- "The Times They Are A-Changin" -- could equally apply to the healthcare industry in 2013. This was the year that the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") came into full public view with the start of the...more

12/12/2013 - Affordable Care Act False Claims Act Fraud Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform Healthcare.gov HIPAA ICD Codes MCOs Medicaid Medicare OIG Physician Medicare Reimbursements Physician-Owned Distributors

Health Care E-Note - September 19, 2013

In This Issue: - Many States Want More Oversight of Health Insurance Navigators - Insurers, Hospitals Argue Over Who Pays When Enrollees Default - ACA Increases Scrutiny of Doctors' Gifts, Payments - States...more

9/23/2013 - Affordable Care Act CMS Debt Collection Gulf Oil Spill Healthcare HIPAA Hospitals Insurers Kickbacks Medicare OIG Physician Gift-Ban Law Rural Health Care Providers Sunshine Act

Discussions Among Physician Groups - Avoiding Antitrust Issues

Driven by Federal Health Care Reform and a desire to remain independent of hospitals and health care systems, physician groups are actively exploring different collaborative and alignment options, including the formation of...more

8/13/2013 - Antitrust Litigation Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Physician Hospital Organizations Physicians Rule-of-Reason Analysis Sherman Act

Burr Alert: Compliance Deadline For New HIPAA Rules Is Rapidly Approaching

On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") released its longawaited final HIPAA rule, which significantly expands certain obligations for covered entities and their business associates (the...more

7/24/2013 - Compliance Deadlines Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule Privacy Laws

Burr Alert: New HIPAA Rules Issued: “Sweeping” Changes For Healthcare Providers And Business Associates

On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released its long awaited final HIPAA rule, which significantly expands certain obligations for healthcare providers and their business associates (the...more

2/5/2013 - Business Associates Compliance Data Breach Decedent Protection Enforcement Fundraisers Healthcare Professionals HIPAA HITECH Immunization Records Marketing Notice Requirements Patient Rights PHI Privacy Policy Privacy Rule Subcontractors Third-Party

Birmingham Medical News: 2012 Health Care Year In Preview

The health care events of 2012 can be properly divided into "Before" and "After": Before the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act and President Obama's re-election and After. Before these two events, the viability...more

12/6/2012 - ACOs Affordable Care Act Barack Obama CMS Fraud Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare HIPAA Hospitals Meaningful Use Medicaid Medicare Physician Medicare Reimbursements

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