We watch closely for any guidance to HIPAA covered entities and business associates from the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (HHS/OCR).
When we last talked about Shuker v. Smith & Nephew PLC, No. 13-6158 (E.D. Pa.), it was with high praise for the court’s decision tossing out almost all claims as preempted and any non-preempted claims for being inadequately pleaded.
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce (Committee), which oversees the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recently sent a strong letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell after the Committee heard testimony from Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), regarding the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) Risk Corridors program.
Last week, CMS released its final rule updating the requirements that Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities must meet to participate in Medicare and Medicaid.
On September 30, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued an “Early Alert” to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on “Incorporating Medical Device-Specific Information on Claim Forms”.
The Road to Higher Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs is Paved with Good Intentions: The Unintended Consequences of High Deductible Health Plans
High-deductible health plans (HDHPs) are among the fastest growing health plans in both the individual and group markets.
As the East Coast prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, covered entities and business associates should take the opportunity to remind their workforce members to safeguard protected health information (PHI) that is in paper form.
If for whatever reason your license discipline or license denial hearing has snuck up on you and is right around the corner, don’t throw in the towel or go it alone.