Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a long-awaited proposed rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), which makes clear that the ACA’s extension of civil rights protections against sex discrimination in health programs and activities includes discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Government officials and experts from the private sector discussed enabling precision medicine and efforts to bolster patients’ rights to access medical records, and also emphasized the importance of controlling access to protected health information (PHI) at the eighth annual “Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance Through HIPAA Security.”
In an Aug. 27, 2015, decision, a majority of the Board found that the Purple Communications standard, with respect to an employer’s email system, would apply without exception to healthcare providers and, in particular, for acute care hospitals.
In a medical malpractice case a claimant must prove that a doctor or health care facility breached or violated the “standard of care.”
Kim Kardashian is promoting Diclegis® on social media once again. But this time, she is posting about the drug to correct her prior actions.
Emerging technology companies – at their core – will usually have a great scientific or engineering breakthrough or improvement coupled with at least one stellar individual talent.
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When the False Claims Act (FCA) retaliation provision was amended in 2009, the amendment was not explicit as to whether plaintiffs could only recover for retaliation claims against companies, or whether plaintiffs also could bring successful retaliation claims against the individuals within the company alleged to have retaliated, such as supervisors or executives.
In July 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a proposed rule pertaining to payment policies under the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (“Proposed Rule”) (80 Fed. Reg. 41,685).
In the wake of Anthem’s proposed acquisition of Cigna and Aetna’s proposed acquisition of Humana, providers are lining up to be heard.