Kelli Carpenter Fleming

Kelli Carpenter Fleming

Burr & Forman

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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

Terminating The Physician-Patient Relationship

Oftentimes, I am asked by physicians how to end the physician-patient relationship. For various reasons, the physician desires to end the relationship and have the parties go their separate ways. Such may stem from a...more

10/10/2013 - Ethics Healthcare Medical Liability Patients Physicians

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

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

Nurse Practitioner And Nurse Midwife Prescribing Practices

An ongoing debate in the healthcare field involves the scope of practice for allied health professionals, for example, nurse practitioners and nurse midwives. Allied health professionals oftentimes desire the ability to...more

7/9/2013 - Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Nurses Prescription Drugs

Health Care E-Note - June 19,2013

In This Issue: - FTC Hospital Merger Investigation Highlights Cost of Health Care - Survey Finds Doctors Warming to Health Information Exchanges - Health Insurance Markets Seeing More Competition from New...more

6/21/2013 - Affordable Care Act BP Class Action Electronic Medical Records Fraud FTC Gulf Oil Spill Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Professionals HIPAA Hospice Hospitals Medicare OIG Sunshine Act

Birmingham Medical News: I-Phone Or HIPAA-Phone?

With the recent issuance of the long-awaited final rule by the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), the protection of patient information has been a hot topic among the health care industry the past few months....more

4/9/2013 - Business Associates Covered Entities Cybersecurity Data Protection Electronic Medical Records Encryption HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule Mobile Devices Passwords PHI

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: Make A New Year's Resolution To Review And Update Your Corporate Compliance Plan

Originally published in Birmingham Medical News, on January 7, 2013. Around this time each year, I like to remind my clients about matters they can address at the beginning of each year--a New Year's Resolution for the...more

1/9/2013 - Affordable Care Act Compliance Healthcare HIPAA OIG

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