Martin Dix

Martin Dix

Akerman LLP

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Apologizing For Medical Injuries...Is It Protected?

Under Florida law a person may make an apology to someone injured in an "accident" or to their family without the apology being admissible in court. Thirty-eight other states have similar laws which are generally referred to...more

1/23/2014 - Admissions Bodily Injury Evidence Healthcare

HHS Makes Good On Its Promise: Releases HIPAA Guidance For Refill Reminder Programs

As previously reported, HHS announced earlier this month that it would be providing clarification on the HIPAA Privacy Rule as it relates to marketing and prescription refill reminder programs. On September 19, 2013, HHS...more

9/24/2013 - HHS HIPAA OCR Prescription Drugs Privacy Policy Refill Reminders

HHS To Revamp Limits On Payments To Pharmacies For Refill Reminder Programs

The HIPAA Privacy Regulations have long required covered entities to seek a patient authorization in order to use or disclose protected health information ("PHI") for marketing purposes. However, the Office for Civil Rights...more

9/17/2013 - Data Protection Free Speech HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH PHI Refill Reminders

Florida Legislative Session 2013: Healthcare Summary

The 2013 Florida Legislative Session concluded on May 3, 2013. The following is a partial summary of healthcare-related bills that may impact your business or practice. Note that some of these bills have become law, but...more

5/21/2013 - Affordable Care Act Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Hospitals Insurers Medicaid Pharmaceutical Proposed Legislation

Federal Appeals Court Sides With HIPAA Over Florida Law in "Catch 22" Case Over the Release of Deceased Patient Records by Nursing...

As we first reported in December 2011, it's a common scenario: A Florida nursing home resident dies, and his or her spouse, surrogate, proxy, or attorney requests the resident's medical records. However, if the nursing home...more

4/12/2013 - Healthcare HIPAA Medical Records Nursing Homes PHI Preemption

Healthcare Providers Authorized to Report Potentially Dangerous Persons

The public's concern about mass shootings spiked following the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in December. As the nation searches for ways to prevent future violent acts, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...more

1/24/2013 - HHS HIPAA Imminent Harm Public Safety Reporting Requirements

New Medicare Regulations Require Face-to-Face Physician Encounters for DME Products

On November 16, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") published a final rule making various changes to payment policies under the Physician Fee Schedule. Included in this rule is a new requirement that...more

12/14/2012 - CMS Durable Medical Equipment Physician Fee Schedule

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