The University of Miami just announced plans to build a 200,000 square foot medical facility at its main campus in Coral Gables. Currently, many of UM’s medical facilities are concentrated in Miami’s Health District, where the Miller School of Medicine is located.
There Are HOW Many Calories in That? FDA Proposes First Overhaul to Food Label in 20 Years – Comment Opportunity
Today FDA announced long-awaited changes to the iconic Nutrition Facts label for foods. According to FDA, the goal of the proposed changes is not to tell consumers what they should or should not be eating, but to expand and highlight the information consumers need most to make a well-informed food choice.
Triple-S, an insurance holding company and subsidiary of Triple-S Management Corporation, was notified by the Puerto Rican Health Insurance Administration (“HIA”) that HIA would pursue penalties against Triple-S for its alleged failure to properly respond to a breach of protected health information (“PHI”) involving 13,336 Dual Eligible Medicare enrollees (enrollees also eligible for Medicaid).
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued guidance on when it may be permissible under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for health care providers to share information related to a patient’s mental health, HIPAA Privacy Rule and Sharing Information Related to Mental Health.
My partner Elizabeth Litten and I were interviewed by Marla Durben Hirsch for her recent article in Medical Practice Compliance Alert entitled “Evaluate Relationships Before Signing Business Associate Agreements.”
As we continue to implement the Affordable Care Act, we should be mindful of the lessons of the War on Poverty and how the creation of programs like Medicare were effective at reducing poverty.
Triple-S Management Corp. (“Triple-S”), a Puerto Rico-based health insurer, has been fined $6.8 million by the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration (“PRHIA”) following a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) breach by its subsidiary, Triple-S Salud Inc. (“TSS”), involving more than 13,000 beneficiaries.
Is bigger better when it comes to private medical practices? This is a question I get quite frequently from physicians who are considering whether to merge with other practices.
Recently, I was preparing my physician-client for his deposition in a medical malpractice lawsuit. At the end of the meeting, he asked me: “How can I do better in the future?”
Thomas Jefferson is so well known for his many talents and contributions to the early days of the Republic, it would be difficult to find where to begin to describe them all. February 27 marks an anniversary of one of his most important, but perhaps also one of his least known contributions.