Thomas Wood

Thomas Wood

Burr & Forman

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Health Care E-Note - June 2016

In an effort to review and examine compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and its implementing regulations ("HIPAA"), the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil...more

6/20/2016 - Certificate of Need Controlled Substances Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Ex Parte Health Care Providers HIPAA HIPAA Audits HIPAA Breach Non-Compete Agreements OCR Opioid Pharmaceutical Industry PHI Prescription Drugs Ransomware

Burr Alert: Phase 2 HIPAA Audits

In an effort to review and examine compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and its implementing regulations ("HIPAA"), the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil...more

6/8/2016 - Business Associates Covered Entities Health Care Providers HIPAA HIPAA Audits HIPAA Breach OCR PHI

Health Care E-Note - April 2016

Patient care is not confined to a single office or exam room, or a single physician or other provider. Caring for patients these days now includes complex coordination among physicians, nurses, technicians, staff, management,...more

4/25/2016 - DOJ Elder Abuse False Claims Act (FCA) FD&C Act FDA HIPAA Mandatory Reporting Laws OCR Qui Tam

Ex-Husband's Revenge Leads to HHS Trophy

Patient care is not confined to a single office or exam room, or a single physician or other provider. Caring for patients these days now includes complex coordination among physicians, nurse, technicians, staff, management,...more

4/20/2016 - ALJ Civil Monetary Penalty Data Breach Electronic Medical Records Health Care Providers HHS HIPAA OCR PHI Popular Spouses

Health Care E-Note - September 2015

In an article published on August 11, 2015 in the Birmingham Medical News, Ashley Hattaway and Sharonda Childs discuss how many well-meaning managers engage with employees on social media websites, and how doing so provides a...more

9/29/2015 - Employee Benefits Health Care Providers Healthcare HIPAA Medical Malpractice Pain Management Clinics Physicians Pregnancy Discrimination Social Media Young v United Parcel Service

Pain Clinic Raids: Blocking and Tackling Drills for Physician Practices

Every day, medical providers are asked to serve a population that largely expects their healthcare to be free, and that everything they want is covered by insurance or government. Providers want to serve these wants and...more

9/16/2015 - Anti-Kickback Statute Health Care Providers Healthcare Medicare Pain Management Clinics Pharmacies Physician Medicare Reimbursements Physicians Prescription Drugs Stark Law

Health Care E-Note - June 19, 2014

In This Issue: - Report Ranks U.S. Last Out of 11 in Health Care System Quality - Analysis Identifies Un-Tracked Avoidable Hospital Complications - Number of Doctors Employed by Hospitals Grew 34% Over 10...more

6/20/2014 - Background Checks Healthcare Healthcare Costs Healthcare Facilities Healthcare Reform Home Health Care Home Healthcare Workers Hospitals Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmacies Physicians Quality of Care Standards

Medicare’s Recovery Audit Program (RAC Audits), An Update For Physicians

As many physicians now realize, Recovery Audit Contractors ("RAC") hired by Medicare have turned their attention from hospitals and are now actively pursuing claims submitted by physicians. An audit by a RAC can put a...more

4/9/2014 - ALJ Appeals Medicare Medicare RAC

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

Health Care Case Law Update

Health Care Authority for Baptist Health v. Davis, --- So. 3d. ----, 2013 WL 2149493 (Ala. Feb. 28, 2014). - The Supreme Court of Alabama reversed itself on re-hearing of its May 2013 opinion to affirm a judgment for a...more

3/24/2014 - Medical Liability Medical Malpractice Professional Liability

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 Insurance Industry Kickbacks Medicare OIG Physician Gift-Ban Law Rural Health Care Providers Sunshine Act

Construction E-Note - July 11, 2013

In This Issue: - Ground Control, LLC v. Capsco Industries, Inc., et. al.: Opening the Door to Claims by Unlicensed Contractors in Mississippi - 2013 Alabama Sales and Use Tax Legislation - General Conditions Not...more

8/8/2013 - Construction Defects Contractors Economic Loss Doctrine Firearms Guns-in-Trunks Legislation Licenses Sales & Use Tax Subcontractors

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

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