Nicole Jobe

Nicole Jobe

Thompson Coburn LLP

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$125k HIPAA settlement for small, single-location pharmacy

A settlement announced this week by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) reminds us of the importance of properly disposing of paper medical records. OCR and Cornell Prescription...more

4/30/2015 - HIPAA Medical Records OCR Pharmaceutical Pharmacies PHI

Possible hospital malpractice exposure in Missouri for non-employed physicians

Based on a recent Missouri Court of Appeals case, hospitals need to be aware that they could be liable for the acts or omissions of any physician on their medical staff, if such physician is considered an “employee” of the...more

1/12/2015 - Agency Relationship Employee Definition Hospitals Independent Contractors Liability Medical Malpractice Physicians

OIG Proposes Favorable Changes To The Anti-Kickback And CMP Regulations

On October 3, 2014, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) published a favorable proposed rule that would make changes to the anti-kickback and civil monetary penalties (CMP) regulations. This proposed rule clarifies...more

10/15/2014 - Ambulance Providers Anti-Kickback Statute CMP Law Gainsharing OIG Proposed Regulation Safe Harbors

CMS updates hospital conditions of participation for the medical staff and governing body

On May 12, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a final rule updating the hospital conditions of participation related to the medical staff and the governing body (“Final Rule”). Specifically,...more

6/4/2014 - CMS Final Rules Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Healthcare Reform Hospitals

Marketplace Plans Not Subject to Anti-Kickback Statute

On October 30, 2013, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”), Kathleen Sebelius (“Secretary”), released a letter to Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) answering the question of whether qualified...more

11/6/2013 - Affordable Care Act Anti-Kickback Statute Health Insurance Exchanges HHS Qualified Health Plans

Illinois Providers - Don't Forget Prior Approval of Medicaid Non-Emergency Ambulance Services Required as of October 1, 2013

If you arrange for non-emergency ambulance services for Medicaid patients in Illinois, prior approval by the State is required as of October 1, 2013. Effective October 1, 2013, the prior approval for non-emergency ambulance...more

9/25/2013 - Healthcare Medicaid Pre-approval

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