Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

1500 One PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222, United States

  • (412) 594-5583
  • (412) 594-5619

Hospital Network Reports Large HIPAA Breach

Community Health Systems announced yesterday, August 18th, that hackers broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients…more
| Consumer Protection, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

OIG Finds Privacy and Security Risks with ONC EHR Certification Process

It is ironic to learn the Office of Inspector General (OIG) believes the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) essentially has an insufficient compliance program to maintain the privacy and…more
| Administrative Law, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Highmark and UPMC Consent Decree

Highmark and UPMC took a major step toward resolving network participation issues June 27, 2014, by executing a Consent Decree with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Departments of Insurance and Health. The Consent Decree…more
| Administrative Law, Health, Insurance

How the America Invents Act Has Changed the “One-Year Grace Period” for Filing Patent Applications

The United States patent system underwent a major overhaul last March with the implementation of key provisions of the America Invents Act (“AIA”). The AIA is considered the most substantial change in patent law since 1952 and…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

CMS Designates Global Surgery as “Potentially Misvalued Services”

In the recently proposed 2015 Physician Fee Schedule, CMS devoted significant resources to discussing potentially misvalued services, which I believe is code for places where CMS would like to reduce reimbursement. One of the…more
| Health

CMS Seeking Comments Regarding Expanding Coverage for Secondary Interpretation of Images

In the proposed 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, CMS is seeking comments regarding expanding coverage for secondary interpretation of diagnostic imaging…more
| Health

CMS Releases Proposed 2015 Physician Fee Schedule and Pojects 20.9% SGR Reduction

CMS has issued the Proposed 2015 Physician Fee Schedule and Fact Sheets for specific issues (ASC, ESRD, Home Health, Physician Quality Programs)…more
| Health

OIG Report: Questionable Billing for Medicare Part B Clinical Laboratory Services

Perhaps not coincidentally, immediately following the release of the Questionable Laboratory Payments Special Fraud Alert by the OIG, posted yesterday on the Med Law Blog, the OIG has followed up with Audit Report OIG –…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Anti-Kickback Laboratory Enforcement Actions – Special Fraud Alert

There has been significantly enhanced scrutiny of financial relationships between referring physicians by both the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Pennsylvania authorities…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

AMA Issues New Telemedicine Policy

Last week, the American Medical Association (AMA) issued a new report regarding coverage of and payment for telemedicine (CMS Report 7-A-14). The report recognizes the telemedicine is a “key innovation in support of health bill…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ohio Court Reiterates Peer Review Privilege Applies Only to Formal Peer Review Actions

A Hospital in Ohio tried to prevent access to a patient incident report on the basis of Peer Review Privilege. The Hospital claimed that, since the incident report was reviewed by the Hospital Peer Review Committee, the report…more
| Civil Procedure, Health

New CMS Rules Reduce Role of Medical Staff

The American Health Lawyers Association Regulatory Accreditation and Payment Practice Group (RAPPG) has issued an email alert regarding the issuance of a final rule by CMS intending to streamline Medicare regulatory…more
| Health

CMS Cancels ICD-10 Testing

The MLN Connects™ Provider eNews contains important news, announcements, and updates for health care professionals. ICD-10 Compliance Date - On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA)…more
| Health

Physical Therapy Provider Enters into HIPAA Settlement

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced yet another enforcement action. Specifically, OCR opened a compliance review of Concentra Health Services (Concentra) upon receiving…more
| Consumer Protection, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Medical Staff Application Release Bars Physician Credentialing Claim

In Copeland v. MidMichigan Regional Medical Center, a Michigan State Appellate Court affirmed a trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the Hospital, based upon both HCQIA immunity and a general release signed by the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Health
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