States increasingly are experimenting with the use of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in their Medicaid programs as a possible avenue to curb the escalating costs of providing care to expanding Medicaid populations.
If you receive a subpoena, discovery request, or even a court order demanding the release or production of documents or files that may contain protected health information (PHI), are you obligated to comply?
As a service to our readers, we have distilled last week’s joint HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and National Institute of Standards in Technology (NIST) conference, “Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security” into three phrases: (i) risk assessment, (ii) workforce training, and (iii) adequate encryption.
This post is the second in Foley’s blogs on China telemedicine and the first in the blog series, “Realizing the Potential of Telemedicine in China,” meant to address top issues facing U.S. companies looking to enter the Chinese telemedicine market. We hope to expand the series to include additional issues.
A False Claims Act suit can be a company’s worst nightmare, as it may potentially result in large settlements and awards on account of the statute’s trebled damages provision.
One of the most challenging problems I encounter in representing physician practice is disruptive physician behavior.
When many people think about identity theft and data breaches, they tend to think about credit card data and bank accounts.
On Monday October 6th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will entertain oral argument in another case involving Myriad’s BRCA1/BRCA2 diagnostic tests. In re BRCA1- and BRCA2- Based Hereditary Cancer Test Patent Litigation, Case Nos. 14-1361, -1366.
As a health care attorney, I am called upon quite frequently to draft and/or review . One of the recurring discussions I have with physicians about such arrangements revolves around the issue of contract termination.