OSHA Interim Guidance recommends that all employers develop and implement policies to deal with Zika virus.
It is generally understood that if a managed care member utilizes the services of a non-participating provider, the member could incur significant out of pocket expenses.
The Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) last week replaced a 20-year old policy statement, and issued guidance on the criteria the agency will use to evaluate whether to exclude certain individuals and entities from billing or “participation in” Federal health programs under its permissive exclusion authority.
On April 27, 2016, CMS published the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS) proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2017 in the Federal Register.
We have been alerting all of our readers to the nightmares of ransomware, and that the healthcare industry is a prime target.
On Monday, CMS finalized their long-awaited Medicaid managed care regulation. Deep in the regulation was a change to allow Medicaid reimbursement for facilities that had previously been excluded from receiving payments.
OCR has announced several recent settlement agreements to resolve violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced its creation of a Mobile Health Apps Interactive Tool, a web-based tool designed to help developers of mobile health (mHealth) applications understand which federal laws and regulations they should consider in developing their apps.