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|Illinois Law Mandates Unpaid Child Bereavement Leave|
Jody Kahn Mason, Kathryn Montgomery Moran; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 2, 2016, previously published on August 11, 2016Illinois employers with at least 50 employees must provide employees who suffered the loss of a child with up to two weeks (10 work days) of unpaid leave under the new Child Bereavement Leave Act. The new law took effect immediately upon Governor Bruce Rauner’s signature on July 29, 2016.
|Texas Medical Board’s Appeal Must Proceed Under Existing Jurisdiction Arguments|
Bridgette Keller, Dionne C. Lomax, Carrie A. Roll; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
September 1, 2016, previously published on August 22, 2016In another procedural defeat for the Texas Medical Board (the “Board”) over its embattled telemedicine rule, last week, a federal judge held that the Board waited too long to request certification of appeal to the Fifth Circuit. Thus the Board’s existing appeal will move forward...
|Affordable Care Act Drug "Test" is Thin Cover for More Obamacare Executive Overreach, Forbes|
Michael A. (Mike) Carvin; Jones Day;
September 1, 2016, previously published on August 2016The Affordable Care Act ("ACA," "the Act") has overwhelmed large swaths of the economy, and the Administration is poised to upend yet another, by overriding Congress's directives on how Medicare pays for the medicines that physicians prescribe under that program. Patients,...
|OCR to Increase Investigations of Smaller HIPAA Breaches|
Rachel Irving Pitts; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 1, 2016, previously published on August 19, 2016HHS Office for Civil Rights will cast a wider net and increase its investigations into smaller HIPAA privacy breaches starting this month. OCR announced a new initiative to increase its efforts examining breaches that affect fewer than 500 individuals. OCR Regional Offices already investigate every...
|Electronic Health Records: The Future of Standard of Care?|
Ross D Vaughn; Deutsch Kerrigan LLP;
August 30, 2016Electronic Health Records (“EHRs”) are a recent innovation in the medical world, but they come with a learning curve.
|Are Physician Non-Competition Agreements Under Attack?|
James J. Boutrous; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
August 30, 2016, previously published on August 2, 2016On July 12, 2016, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimomdo signed into law a bill prohibiting non-competition language in most physician agreements. The law prohibits virtually all restrictions on a physician’s ability to practice medicine post-employment with his/her private practice, hospital...
|Oregon Health & Science Hit with a $2.7 Million HIPAA Settlement|
Rick L. Hindmand; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
August 30, 2016, previously published on July 19, 2016The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) yesterday announced a $2.7 million HIPAA settlement with a large academic health center and research university, Oregon Health & Science (OHSU), which also agreed to implement a comprehensive corrective action...
|Final Rule on Section 1557 of the ACA Has Implications for Digital Health Industry|
Stephen E. (Steve) Gillette, Alexis S. Gilroy, Kevin D. Lyles, Cristiana Spontoni, Soleil E. Teubner; Jones Day;
August 25, 2016, previously published on Augsut 2016On May 18, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") issued a final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), which prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in...
|Medicare Home Health Payment Update: Florida and Other States are Required to Submit Their Home Health Claims for Pre-Claim Review|
Erin Smith Aebel, Rachel B. Goodman; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
August 24, 2016, previously published on August 11, 2016The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") is implementing a new pre-claim review process for home health claims in five (5) states, including Florida. Other affected states are Illinois, Texas, Michigan, and Massachusetts. CMS’ stated goal is to make sure home health...
|Latest OCR HIPAA Settlement Provides Lessons for Covered Entities|
Kate F. Stewart; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
August 24, 2016, previously published on August 11, 2016Capping off a busy month of HIPAA settlements, on August 4, the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced a $5.55 million settlement with Advocate Health Care Network (“Advocate”), the largest fully-integrated healthcare system in Illinois. The settlement is the largest...