The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) has been called the most lobbied piece of legislation in the history of the EU.
Massachusetts Health Care Reform – Full Speed Ahead; Health Policy Commission 2015 Cost Trends Report
The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) has issued its 2015 Cost Trends Report, based on the HPC’s annual health care cost growth hearings.
U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services Issues Joint Policy Letter On Improving School-Based Health
The United States Departments of Education and Health and Human Services (the “Departments”) recently issued a joint policy letter emphasizing the importance of improving school-based health through the use of partnerships between health and education agencies.
EEOC Releases New Guidance On the Rights of HIV-Positive Employees Applicable to Health Care Providers and Employers
In December 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released new guidance for job applicants and employees with HIV infection that is particularly applicable to employers in the health care industry.
The Pennsylvania Peer Review Protection Act, 63 P.S. § 425.1 et seq., is a statute that, among other things, prohibits the proceedings and records of an internal review committee convened to evaluate the quality of care provided by a health care provider(s) from disclosure.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion addressing First Amendment protections over political speech and First Amendment challenges to the state regulation of psychological services.
The Individual’s Rights Under HIPAA to Access Their Health Information- Verifying the Identity of the Person Requesting PHI
Under the Privacy Rule, HIPAA covered entities (health care providers and health plans) are required to provide individuals, upon request, with access to their protected health information (PHI) in one or more “designated record sets” maintained by or for the covered entity.
Last week, a Texas federal court upheld a Medicare Appeals Council (MAC) decision finding that a Medicare contractor properly used statistical sampling to calculate a $773,967 Medicare overpayment to a home healthcare provider, Maxmed.
FDA lacks the appropriate data to effectively conduct postmarket surveillance and safety tracking activities, according to two reports released earlier this month.