In This Issue:
- HIPAA Privacy During Emergency Situations
- Probationary Medicaid RCOs – How Do Physicians Respond Without Subjecting Themselves to Potential Criminal And Civil Liability?
- Big Data...more
As we look into our crystal balls, we do not expect a lot of new issues in 2015. Rather, we believe that most of the significant issues will be a continuation of issues that arose in 2014 or earlier. ...more
Hospitals have long seethed over employees who exploit their inside information to become whistleblowers. There’s generally not much they can do besides seethe unless the employee has some special duty of confidentiality...more
In This Issue:
- Connecticut Supreme Court: HIPAA Does Not Preempt Negligence Claims
- CMS Removes Continuing Education Exemption to Physician Payments Sunshine Act
- Federal Government and New York...more
As we noted in two of our prior posts in the Insider blog, the government has long touted its ability to rely upon data mining as a means of detecting fraud in the federal health care system, and has initiated a host of...more
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced a proposed rule, on May 20, 2014, that would allow providers more flexibility...more
CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) jointly issued a Proposed Rule on May 21, 2014 that would grant eligible providers flexibility in what edition of certified electronic health record...more
On Feb. 21, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (“ONC”) released a proposed rule for voluntary 2015 Edition EHR certification criteria for the Medicare and Medicaid meaningful use...more
On December 27, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services published two final rules, one amending the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Anti-Kickback safe harbor related to electronic health records (EHR) items and...more
In 2006, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") and the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (the "OIG") published final rules providing for an exception to the Stark Law...more
As the end of the federal fiscal year rapidly approaches, so does the attestation deadline for hospitals participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.
In This Issue:
- THE DW HEALTHCARE TEAM IS GROWING:
With the addition of six new healthcare attorneys, the DW Healthcare Team has expanded its expertise and its depth...
- RECOVERY OF LOST PROFESSIONAL...more
The Supreme Court’s recent decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act underscores the need to deliver and make accessible quality healthcare to patients throughout the United States in an efficient and...more
In its first enforcement action against a state agency, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) settled last month with Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) for...more
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