On July 11, 1969, the United States accomplished the almost unthinkable –two men walking on the moon.
New Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Regulations Will Require Covered Entities Providing Healthcare Programs and Services to Have Accessible Websites
There has been a proliferation of ADA lawsuits alleging that websites are not accessible to the blind or deaf.
Pharmaceutical and biotech companies breathed a sigh of relief Monday when the Federal Circuit unanimously ruled in a precedential opinion that the mere sale of manufacturing services to create embodiments of a patented product is not a “commercial sale” of the invention that triggers the on-sale bar of 35 U.S.C. § 102(b) (pre-AIA).
As most hospice providers know all too well, CMS faces an ever growing backlog of ALJ cases.
On July 13, 2016, the Senate passed by 92-2 vote the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (S. 524), a comprehensive set of 18 bills targeting the opioid crisis, which bill the U.S. House of Representatives approved in a 407-5 vote on July 8, 2016.
We blogged on this back in early May, but compliance with individuals’ rights to access their PHI under HIPAA is even more critical now that OCR has announced that its current HIPAA audits will focus on an audited Covered Entity’s documentation and process related to these access rights.
On July 13, 2016, the House Ways and Means Committee approved an amended version of H.R. 5713, the “Sustaining Healthcare Integrity and Fair Treatment Act of 2016” or “SHIFT Act.”
In April, the IRS released a private letter ruling denying section 501(c)(3) status to an accountable care organization (“ACO”) that contracted with third-party payers outside of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”).
On July 12, 2016, HHS’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) distributed an e-mail discussing recent developments in Phase II of its HIPAA audit program.
Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed rule for the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System for 2017.