A recent federal government indictment of a former executive for national hospital chain Health Management Associates (HMA) provides yet another example of the fact that a cover-up can lead to consequences as severe as the crime itself.
I happened upon an article today where an insurance comparison website by a company called HealthPocket has compiled averages concerning the various metal plans available through the exchanges.
While many in Washington, D.C. are celebrating today the unusual display of bipartisan budgetary comity as the new budget deal is announced, there is a direct and immediate adverse effect for hospitals and physicians.
Recently, many stakeholders in the healthcare industry have expressed interest in implementing programs that provide funding to help patients with insurance premium payments.
HIT Policy Committee Approves Accounting of Disclosure Recommendations, Including Removal of Proposed Access Report Requirement
Last week the Office of the National Coordinator’s Health IT Policy Committee approved recommendations from its Privacy and Security Tiger Team workgroup to scale back HHS’s proposed accounting of disclosures regulations.
The House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee have jointly issued a White Paper proposing the repeal of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate Formula, entitled “SGR Repeal and Medicare Physician Payment Reform”.
New Health and Safety Mandatory Training Requirements for All Health Care Employers Effective July 1, 2014
Beginning July 1, 2014, the Occupational Health and Safety Act requires that employers in Ontario ensure all their workers and supervisors complete a basic occupational health and safety awareness training program.
In August, I wrote about the unusual decision by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to appeal a district court’s dismissal of a declined qui tam brought under the federal and state false claims acts (FCAs).
The HHS Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) has failed to comply with the HITECH Act’s mandate to audit HIPAA covered entities and busines associates, according to a recent report published by the HHS Office of Inspector General (“OIG”).