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CMS Announces New Initiatives For Innovating Patient Care

Last month, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced several initiatives to innovate the delivery of patient care at the ground level. In collaboration with the Trump Administration and other federal agencies, CMS is taking...more

Effect Of The Sessions Memorandum On State Medical Marijuana Programs

Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a Memorandum rescinding the Obama Administration’s “hands off” policy with respect to the prosecution of licensed cannabis distribution in states where medical or...more

New HIPAA Guidance On Disclosure Of PHI Related To Opioid Abuse And Mental Health

In our most recent post, the Top 5 Common HIPAA Mistakes to Avoid in 2018, we noted that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has recently published guidance on disclosing protected...more

CMS Provides Advice On Electronic Laboratory Alerts

CMS recently issued an Advisory Opinion suggesting that physicians who refer diagnostic tests reimbursable under Medicare to a laboratory may, under certain circumstances, receive electronic pop-up notifications in the...more

MACRA Update: Attestation Regarding Your EHR System

CMS recently issued guidance on the three-part “Prevention of Information Blocking” attestation which physicians and other eligible clinicians will need to submit to CMS in order to qualify for points under the “Advancing...more

Proposed New Jersey Regulation Would Restrict Pharma Gifts To Prescribers

Gov. Christie’s Administration recently proposed a regulation to curtail the prescription of unnecessary opioid painkillers. Christie, who serves as the Chairman of President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction...more

Pennsylvania Begins Physician Registration For Medical Marijuana

As first reported on our sister blog, “In the Weeds”, on July 26, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health opened its Medical Marijuana Practitioner Registry. Physicians licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may...more

CMS Predicts That Physicians Participating In Advanced APMs In 2017 Will Receive A 5% Incentive Payment In 2019

Under CMS’s new Quality Payment Program, which will adjust Medicare Part B payments starting in 2019 based on data from this year, physicians and other eligible clinicians must qualify for one of two payment “tracks”, either...more

Pennsylvania Department Of Health Issues Final Physician Regulations For Medical Marijuana

As previously reported on our Physician Law Blog ,the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued draft “temporary” regulations regarding physician registration and certification of medical marijuana on April 11, 2017. Following...more

Pennsylvania Department of Health Issues New Physician Regulations for Medical Marijuana

As first posted on our sister blog, “In The Weeds” (Fox Rothschild’s Cannabis Law Blog), the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued its long-awaited proposed temporary regulations regarding physicians on April 11, 2017. ...more

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