Insurance Limits and Case Value - A Clear Correlation?
Polsinelli Podcast - What Employers Need to Know About Dealing With Cash
Medical PL Risks in Retail Healthcare
Physician Considerations When Prescribing Medical Marijuana
Do I need an expert witness in my case?
Electronic Medical Records: Help or Hindrance?
How Does King v. Burwell Decision Affect the Affordable Care Act?
Antitrust Law Issues for Health Care Providers
Variables Affecting Medical PL Settlement Values
Polsinelli Podcast - Is a Single U.S. Food Agency a Reality?
The Biggest Obstacle to Value-Based Care
Technology in Healthcare
Do healthcare professionals have to report legal trouble to their licensing board?
Health Care Enforcement: The Impact on Private Equity Investments
Polsinelli Podcasts: Cloud Computing, From Cybersecurity to Confidentiality Issues
Polsinelli Podcast - Pharmacy Compounding: What's Next in Regulation?
Polsinelli Podcasts - The Latest on a Shift in Regulation in Dietary Supplements
PATIENT PRIVACY IN AN ERA OF SOCIAL MEDIA
A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
Government's Health Care Fraud "Cash Cow" Keeps Mooing
Every spring, the Florida legislature meets in regular session, and seemingly in every session significant changes are made to Florida’s trust and estate laws. Once again in 2015 changes were made to the Florida Uniform...more
The Maine Legislature ended its tumultuous session on July 16, 2015. After an advisory opinion by the Maine Supreme Court, we now know which bills actually became law. As usual, a number of significant tax issues were...more
Many areas of the law are left unanswered by Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell , but the fundamental question of whether same-sex individuals can marry has now been answered. There have traditionally been many obstacles...more
Health care and financial powers of attorney are critical components of an effective estate plan. As this article explains, after executing powers of attorney, it’s important to periodically review them and execute new ones. ...more
As long daylight hours continue to lift our spirits, it is not only the sun’s rays that we should protect against this summer. We should also make sure we have our bases covered when it comes to health care and incapacity...more
In order to protect the privacy and security of patients’ information, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) imposes substantial obligations on covered entities (certain providers, plans, and health...more
As high deductible health insurance plans become more prevalent, so do health savings accounts (HSAs). While most participants are aware of the tax implications of an HSA during life (contributions are deductible from gross...more
In most states, transferring your house to your children (or someone else) may lead to a Medicaid penalty period, which would make you ineligible for Medicaid for a period of time. However, there are circumstances in which...more
NUMBER OF THE WEEK: $23 Billion. The total revenue generated by the additional Medicare tax and the net investment income tax used to pay for the Affordable Care Act. The total exceeds the Joint Committee on Taxation’s 2010...more
In late December 2014, President Obama signed into law the "Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014" (known as the ABLE Act). The Act extends the 529 college savings account rules to allow for similar, tax-free "ABLE...more
Fifty years ago, most people with even moderate special needs were institutionalized throughout their adult lives. Now, thanks in part to societal changes and decades of litigation, most people with special needs, including...more
Maryland has begun its legislative session and PK Law is monitoring bills of interest. Bear in mind that the session is early on and many changes may take place during the 90 days the General Assembly is seated. Here are...more
Many are familiar with section 529 college savings accounts, from which tax-free distributions must be used for qualified higher education expenses. The “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014” or the “ABLE Act of...more
In December 2014, President Obama signed into a law H.R. 5771, a tax extender bill that includes the “Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014.” ...more
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, otherwise known as HIPAA, acts in part to provide federal protection for identifiable health information retained by covered entities, which includes most...more
Due to ever-increasing nursing home costs, many clients have contacted us about Medicaid eligibility. Medicaid is a government program designed (in part) to pay the cost of nursing home care for those who need long-term care...more
While a pet may be put into a trust, its human owner may not be. Nor under traditional principles of property and trust law may the corpse of a deceased human being be made the subject of a trust. Charles E. Rounds, Jr.,...more
In this issue:
- Nursing Facility Survey Trends: Directed Plans of Correction, Privacy Violations and FTag 520 Quality Assurance Committee Citations
- COBRA Meets ACA – Time to Update COBRA Notices
The following is a summary of the most important tax developments that have occurred in the past several months that may affect you, your family, your investments, and your livelihood. Please call us for more information...more
Brace yourself for a reprise of the death panel debate of 2009. The AMA will soon formally recommend to CMS that physicians be paid—or “reimbursed” in health care-speak—for talking with Medicare patients and their families...more
Does a closely held for-profit corporation have a constitutionally or statutorily protected right to exercise religion under the Free Exercise Clause or the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA)? The U.S. Supreme...more
One health care arrangement that has been soaring in popularity in recent years has been the pairing of a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HSA). The good news is that not only is an HSA a...more
The Trust's business associates who perform electronic transactions on its behalf are required to follow certain HIPAA standards and operating rules. A recently published proposed rule introduces a new requirement to submit...more
It's been awhile since we've blogged anything, which must mean we're busy, right? Maybe this is why ...more
In this issue:
- A Look Behind the OIG’s Work Plan
- Do You Need an Estate Plan?
- Same-Gender Marriage Implications for Employee Benefit Plans
- New Child Abuse Reporting Law Gets Tough
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