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Failing To Update Compliance Plans May Be Costly

If you are a provider of healthcare services, you need a compliance plan. A compliance plan is a written document that details your practice’s policies, procedures, and operations. While many providers are aware of the...more

Delaware Law Changes Method To Record Stockholders

Delaware is known for being a trailblazer in the area of corporate law. In keeping with tradition, Delaware is the first state to formally recognize the ability of a corporation to record stockholder transactions using...more

Physicians Begin Receiving Licenses Under Licensure Compact

Recently, physicians became eligible to apply for out-of-state licensure pursuant to the Interstate Medical License Compact (Compact). The Compact is a voluntary agreement among eighteen states and twenty-three medical boards...more

Court Rules Against Dish Network In Multi-State Lawsuit

On June 5, 2017, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois issued a ruling in a lawsuit filed against Dish Network, LLC (3:09-CV-03073). The plaintiffs in the lawsuit were the United States (on...more

Prior Felony Convictions May No Longer Permanently Prevent Professional Licensure

A felony conviction can prohibit an individual from obtaining or maintaining a professional license to practice in the health care field. In an effort to minimize the impact of prior felony convictions on a person’s ability...more

Charging for Medical Records Can Cost You

Health care providers often are unaware of federal laws that regulate the process by which they charge patients for copies of medical records. Many providers incorrectly assume that only the law of the state in which the...more

Health Law Insights: January Newsletter

ALERT: Health Reform Outlook for 2017: A Year of Major Uncertainty - Fulfilling their promises, Congressional Republicans moved to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the first day of the new Congress when Senate...more

New Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors

On December 7, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG), issued a final rule creating additional “safe harbors” for the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (42 USC § 1320a-7b(b) et...more

Health Law Insights: November Newsletter

ALERT: "No Contract" Disclaimer in Employee Handbook Upheld by Illinois CourtAuthor: Employee handbooks have long been a trap for the unwary employer that desires merely to establish a set of rules and policies without...more

New HIPAA Guidance Sheds Light on Existing Rules

Recently, regulators issued new guidance related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), Pub.L. 104–191, 110 Stat. 1936, enacted August 21, 1996. Specifically, on October 6, 2016, the Department...more

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