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Teaching hospitals and physicians who speak at continuing medical education (CME) programs should be interested in a July 11, 2014, announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The announcement proposes...more
Legislative Activity -
House Commerce SUBCommittees Will Hold Hearing ON 21st Century Technology for 21st Century Cures -
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Communications and Technology and Health...more
A professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to determine the standard for imposing liability on state universities (and their related entities, such as hospitals and...more
In China, it is common industry practice for pharmaceutical companies to sponsor academic conferences. As long as such events are aimed at enhancing the practice of medicine and patient welfare, the practice has been allowed....more
Northwestern University will pay $2.93 million to settle a federal False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit brought by a former employee who alleged Northwestern allowed a researcher to submit false claims under certain cancer research...more
The ”hits” to data bases, in any event. Here is a rundown of some of the most recent data breach reports –
Oregon Health & Science University Data Breach Compromises 3,000 Patients’ Records in the Cloud.
The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced a $400,000 settlement with Idaho State University (ISU) following a lengthy investigation of the privacy and security practices at ISU outpatient clinics. In addition to...more
Presumably at this point HIPAA, HITECH and the Omnibus Regulation have been published, digested and everyone is in full compliance with the requirements that have been set forth....more
Idaho State University (ISU) was recently the target of an investigation and enforcement action for violations of the privacy and security rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)....more
The Omnibus Rule went into effect on March 26, 2013. While covered entities and business associates have until Sept. 23, 2013, to comply with new restrictions and obligations, they can take advantage of the rule’s benefits...more
As the Alabama Legislature marked the halfway point of the 2013 Regular Session, progress continued to move at a slow pace where repercussions of the Alabama Accountability Act continue to linger in the halls of the...more
On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the long-awaited Final Rule (Rule) to implement the “Sunshine” provisions of the Affordable...more
On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the long-awaited final rule implementing the Federal Sunshine Law (42 U.S.C. 1320a-7h). (The rule was subsequently published in the Federal...more
“Covered Recipients” -
The Final Rule retains the proposed definition of “physician” as meaning doctors of medicine and osteopathy, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, and chiropractors, who are...more
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced a significant overhaul of its experimental licensing rules designed to make it easier for higher education institutions, manufacturers and health care facilities...more
The long-awaited final rule (the Final Rule) implementing the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act) has arrived at the Federal Register. It amends key definitions and adds new terms; retains broad reporting...more
In This Issue:
- SPECIAL EDITION ON THE HIPAA OMNIBUS FINAL RULE PART I
- REVISIONS TO THE RULES ON BREACH NOTIFICATION
- FINAL RULE REQUIRES GROUP HEALTH PLANS AND PROVIDERS TO UPDATE THEIR NOTICE OF PRIVACY...more
A Palo Alto 6th grade boy was allowed to return to his middle school after his family convinced the school officials that they did not need to worry about his genes....more
A Palo Alto middle school ordered an 11 year old boy to move to another middle school 3 miles away because it believed that his genetic makeup was a health risk to some of its other students....more
On September 19, 2012, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (“DPH”) amended the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Code of Conduct regulations (the “Code of Conduct”). The amended regulations modify the...more
Epidermal electronics are the latest devices with the potential to transform health care and the way we interact with technology. These ultrathin devices are applied to the skin like a temporary tattoo. No longer will...more
In This Issue:
Understanding the Privacy Rights of HIPAA & FERPA in Schools; Does your School Really "Own" its Intellectual Property? And, Upcoming Statutory Deadlines.
Understanding the Privacy Rights of HIPAA &...more
In January , the University of Michigan Medical School will implement a new policy eliminating industry funding for continuing medical education courses which the university provides. The school’s dean said faculty “wanted...more
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