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HTMLFinal Meaningful Use Regulations Published
Courtney Scrubbs, David S. Szabo, Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014
On September 4, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published in the Federal Register a final rule on meaningful use. Significantly, the...

 

HTMLOSHA Makes Significant Revisions to Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements
Tressi L. Cordaro, Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its final rule for Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements, revising the requirements for reporting work-related hospitalizations and requiring the reporting of all amputations and eye losses. Assistant...

 

HTMLA (Second) Lawsuit Seeks to Compel Statutory Timeframe for Administrative Law Judge Review of Medicare Claims Appeals
Lynsey Mitchel; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014
On August 26th, the Center for Medicare Advocacy filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The complaint alleges that, as implemented, the Medicare administrative review process is in violation of Medicare statutory obligations and the Fifth...

 

HTMLSeptember 22 Deadline Looms: Less than Three Weeks Remain to Update Business Associate Agreements under Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule
Kevin Page, Colbey B. Reagan; Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014
On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published its final HIPAA omnibus rule (“Omnibus Rule”) aimed at strengthening the privacy and security protections for health information. The year-long, extended “transition period” for covered...

 

HTMLFinal Meaningful Use Rule: CMS Loosens its Grip
Vinay Bhupathy, Aytan Dahukey; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) finalized a rule on August 29th which should give providers some breathing room in complying with meaningful use requirements for the Electronic Health Record (“EHR”) Incentive Program (the “Final Rule”)....

 

HTMLUnlocking the Promise of Personalized Medicine: Reimbursement, Coverage, and Clinical Utility
Antoinette F. Konski; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
AmerisourceBergen, in connection with the Business of Personalized Medicine Summit, released “Unlocking the Promise of Personalized Medicine: Perspectives on Reimbursement, Coverage, and Clinical Utility” (“Report“). The Report explores the role of personalized medicine in...

 

HTMLPlanned Parenthood Ruling Deepens Current Split in the Circuits Regarding the Level of Specificity Required in FCA Cases
Victoria H. Buter, Edward M. Fox, Thomas J. Kenny; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 16, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014
In the recent case of United States ex rel. Thayer v. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, No. 13 1654, 2014 WL 4251603 (8th Cir. Aug. 29, 2014), the Eighth Circuit deepened the current split in the circuits regarding the level of specificity required in a False Claim Act (FCA) case, making it...

 

HTMLConsent for Minors
Kim Stanger; Holland Hart LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 15, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014
Well-intentioned healthcare providers often mistakenly assume that persons under age 18 (minors) may consent to their own healthcare. Treatment of a minor without proper consent may expose the practitioner to tort liability for lack of informed consent or battery in addition to limiting the...

 

Adobe PDFLocal Cardiology Practice Enters Into $1.3 Million Dollar Settlement for Alleged Stark Law and False Claims Act Violations
Laurel E. Baum, Jennifer R. Bolster, Raymond R. D'Agostino, Catherine A. Diviney, Meghan S. Gaffey; Hancock Estabrook, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 2014
On August 14, 2014, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, Richard S. Hartunian, announced a $1.3 million settlement with Cardiovascular Specialists, P.C., d/b/a New York Heart Center (NYHC), a cardiology practice with offices throughout central and northern New York,...

 

HTMLCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services Adopts Final Rule on Certified Electronic Health Records Technology
Sarah Logan Mancebo; GrayRobinson, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") finalized a rule (the "Final Rule") on Friday, August 29, 2014 that grants certain health care providers additional time to upgrade electronic health record systems to meet meaningful use requirements under the Medicare...

 


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