Recent enforcements in home health fraud have highlighted the need for home health companies of every state to engage the State Medicaid payment agency in pro-active affirmative discussion to work together to identify issues related to fraud and abuse.
Do You Offer or Accept Copayment Coupons? OIG Says YOU Are Responsible for Compliance with Federal Law
In recent years, copayment coupon programs have become standard promotional practices for both large and small pharmaceutical manufacturers.
The health sector handles substantial quantities of personal information, including information that is deemed to be “sensitive” under European data protection regimes.
There can be no question that telehealth has gone mainstream. The numbers speak volumes. Telehealth companies have been able to raise almost $500 million since 2007 according to a noted venture capital analyst.
Recent news articles regarding a New Jersey elementary school’s handling of the enrollment of two new students from Rwanda provided another glimpse of Ebola hysteria and the opportunity for me to follow up on Bill Maruca’s blog about Ebola and HIPAA with yet another (fairly obscure) statutory acronym.
In light of the recently reported large healthcare data breaches that have resulted in the potential theft of the personal information of millions of patients, the FBI warned healthcare providers yet again of the dangers of cyber attacks.
Telemedicine Proposed IBM Rule Requires Physicians Personally to Assess Care Providers Subject to Physician Supervision
This October 22, 2014 posting addresses the proposed telemedicine rule’s requirement that physicians using telemedicine must personally assess the education, training, experience and abilities of each non-physician health care provider who requires physician supervision.
Well before Ron Klain was named as the U.S. Ebola czar, the USG was urging the international community to confront the fact that the world is not ready for a deadly pandemic of any sort, much less one as daunting as Ebola.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the worst medical outbreak of the disease in recorded history.
William Gallagher Associates, a Boston-based insurance broker, has announced the rollout of a new policy to cover Ebola-related losses at hospitals and other healthcare providers involved in primary care emergency treatment.