The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its Fiscal Year 2015 Work Plan on October 31. The Work Plan provides the OIG’s planned reviews and activities with respect to...more
New York is one of many states that prohibit the “corporate practice of medicine” (CPOM). The CPOM doctrine generally bars a business corporation from practicing medicine or employing a physician to provide professional...more
In the largest Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) settlement to date, two New York hospitals have agreed to pay $4.8 million to settle allegations that they failed to secure thousands of patients’...more
The FDA will hold a public workshop on May 13-15, 2014 to discuss the long-awaited report (the “Report”) issued on April 3, 2014 by the three federal agencies charged with regulating health information technology (“health...more
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on April 9th a “historic” release of Medicare payment data to provide consumers with “unprecedented transparency on the medical services physicians provide and...more
Triple-S Management Corp. (“Triple-S”), a Puerto Rico-based health insurer, has been fined $6.8 million by the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration (“PRHIA”) following a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability...more
Since 2009, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has posted all large data breaches – those that involve 500 or more individuals – online on its so-called “Wall of Shame.” In 2013, 160 large data breaches were reported to...more
Those powerful words were spoken by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo just over two years ago in his announcement of the formation of a task force to combat excessive executive compensation at not-for-profit corporations that...more
Last week, the Massachusetts’ Secretary of Health and Human Services, John Polanowicz, announced the launch of a new $5 million program designed to detect and prevent provider fraud, waste, and abuse in MassHealth, the...more
Texas Governor Rick Perry signed a series of bills into law last week modifying some of the state’s Medicaid statutes and programs. The laws will take effect on September 1, 2013....more
Originally published in Compliance Today on December 1, 2012.
..Covered entities are now subject to privacy and security audits by OCR.
..OCR published audit protocols regarding its standards for such...more