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Florida Hospital to Settle Stark Law Case for $85 Million: Tentative settlement between Halifax Hospital Medical Center and United...

The Department of Justice and Florida’s Halifax Hospital Medical Center have reached a tentative $85 million settlement in a case alleging violations of the federal physician self-referral law (commonly known as the “Stark...more

3/6/2014 - False Claims Act Healthcare Hospitals Settlement Stark Law

Final EHR Donation Rules Issued in Time for the New Year

On December 27, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued final rules revising the Stark exception (42 CFR...more

12/31/2013 - Anti-Kickback Statute CMS EHR Electronic Medical Records HHS Laboratories OIG Physicians Safe Harbors Stark Law

2013 – The Health Law Year in Review

As 2013 draws to a close, we are pleased to look back on the year that was and highlight some of the key developments in the ever-changing field of health law. While a great deal of attention was focused on the implementation...more

12/30/2013 - Acquisitions Affordable Care Act CMS Drug Compounding Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare.gov HIPAA HITECH Hospitals Medicaid Expansion Medicare Part A Mergers MHPAEA Physician Payments Physician-Owned Distributors Stark Law

Update: New Reporting Requirements Deadline for Physician-Owned Hospitals Extended to March 1

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for physician-owned hospitals seeking to avail themselves of the “whole hospital” exception or “rural provider” exception to the Stark Law to report...more

12/3/2013 - CMS Hospitals Reporting Requirements Stark Law

December 1 Deadline for New Reporting Requirements for Physician-Owned Hospitals Approaching Fast

Physician-owned hospitals that seek to avail themselves of the “whole hospital” exception or “rural provider” exception to the federal physician self-referral law, commonly known as the Stark Law, should carefully review...more

11/19/2013 - Healthcare Hospitals Physician Ownership Reporting Requirements Stark Law

Checklist for Covered Entities and Business Associates

As the countdown to the compliance deadline for the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act Omnibus Rule begins, we offer the following as a reminder of tasks that covered entities,...more

9/2/2013 - Breach Notification Rule Covered Entities Data Breach Data Protection HIPAA HITECH PHI

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