Matthew Arend

Matthew Arend

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

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CMS to Modernize Home Health Regulations - Proposed rule targets quality of care, more flexible procedures

On October 9, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Proposed Rule revising current conditions of participation (CoPs) that home health agencies (HHAs) must meet in order to participate in the...more

10/10/2014 - CMS Home Health Agencies Home Health Care Medicaid Medicare Proposed Regulation Quality of Care Standards

OIG Offers Greater Protections for Health Care Providers in New Proposed Rule

On October 3, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a Proposed Rule amending both the safe harbors to the anti-kickback statute and the civil monetary penalty...more

10/6/2014 - Affordable Care Act Anti-Kickback Statute Civil Monetary Penalty Gainsharing Health Care Providers Healthcare Hospitals Medicare OIG Prescription Drugs Proposed Regulation Safe Harbors

HHS Announces $800,000 HIPAA Settlement in Medical Records “Dumping” Case

On June 23, 2014, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) entered into an $800,000 settlement with Parkview Health System, Inc. (“Parkview”), a nonprofit community health system servicing northeastern Indiana and...more

6/25/2014 - Healthcare HHS HIPAA Hospitals Medical Records OCR Settlement

Government Releases New Tool to Assist with HIPAA Security Rule Risk Assessments

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR), in collaboration with the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Office of General Counsel (OGC), released a new security risk assessment (SRA)...more

3/31/2014 - Data Protection HHS HIPAA OCR

Health Plan Fined for HIPAA Breach Relating to Information Stored on Photocopiers

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced that it had reached a $1,215,780 settlement with Affinity Health Plan, Inc., a not-for-profit managed care plan serving the New...more

8/19/2013 - Compliance Data Breach Healthcare HIPAA PHI Privacy Policy

CMS Shines Light on Financial Relationships with Final Physician Payment Sunshine Act Rule

On February 8, 2013, the final Physician Payment Sunshine Act (“Sunshine Act”) rule, issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) will be published. The arrival of this final rule has been much anticipated...more

2/7/2013 - Affordable Care Act Biologics CMS Covered Recipients Drug Manufacturers GPOs Medical Devices Medical Supplies Payment Records Physicians Reporting Requirements Sunshine Act

HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule Brings “Sweeping Change” to Health Care Industry

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the release of the HIPAA final omnibus rule, which was years in the making. The final rule makes sweeping changes to the HIPAA compliance...more

1/21/2013 - Business Associates Compliance Covered Entities Data Breach Data Protection Enforcement GINA HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Notice Requirements OCR PHI Vaccinations

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