February 17, 2019

Health Care, Medicare, Affordable Care Act, HIPAA Legal News

Healthcare law is constantly changing, especially in today’s data driven online world.  Healthcare providers have unprecedented concerns related to privacy and cybersecurity as different technologies and threats intersect in ways never seen before.  With the growth of cloud computing and electronic health records, more regulations and greater scrutiny has been given to the industry, as hospitals, medical providers and healthcare agencies are liable in new and different ways.

The National Law Review covers all legal aspects of the healthcare industry, with expert legal analysis on HIPAA regulations, non-profit organization status, to home health and nursing care abuse.   Additionally, the National Law Review covered all aspects of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and its implementation, as well as the various attempts to repeal the ACA and new legislation in the healthcare arena, including the American Health Care Act of 2017.

Visitors can read about the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and regulations being promulgated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is also frequently discussed as it relates to drug pricing plans and premiums, new insurance policy requirements and other industry norms.

A major issue in healthcare is the prominence of Ransomware attacks and other cybersecurity concerns, as they relate to patient protected information and HIPAA compliance.  Healthcare systems wanting to maintain compliance with HIPAA regulations and protect patient privacy can find legal analysis and information on how to do so.

Additionally, the rise of Telehealth initiatives in a variety of areas is another area covered by the National Law Review.  With these new technologies, there is a lot of opportunity for innovation, however, careful understanding of telehealth legislation, reimbursement policies and regulations is essential to maintain a standard of care and avoid litigation.

Hospice care, the opioid epidemic, Medicare reimbursement, and issues with antitrust when healthcare systems merge are among the news stories covered by the National Law Review.  Visitors will consistently find updated stories on regulating medical devices, new life sciences technologies, and legislative developments in the healthcare arena. Because the industry is ever-changing, the National Law Review always has new content related to healthcare law.

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Animals as Accommodations in the Workplace and in Businesses [Podcast] Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
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Feb
Massachusetts Issues Draft Regulations for Paid Family and Medical Leave Law Pierce Atwood LLP
15
Feb
McDermottPlus Check-Up: February 15, 2019 McDermott Will & Emery
15
Feb
HHS Proposes Changes to Prescription Drug Rebates and Discounts Kickback Safe Harbors Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
15
Feb
2018 Was a Record Year in HIPAA Enforcement Carlton Fields
15
Feb
FDA Publishes Findings from Investigation of Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak Keller and Heckman LLP
15
Feb
OCR Closes the Book on 2018 With $3 Million HIPAA Settlement Ballard Spahr LLP
15
Feb
Increased Interoperability of Health Information: Two New Proposed Rules Foley & Lardner LLP
14
Feb
ONC Proposes to Define Conduct That is Not Information Blocking Under the Cures Act McDermott Will & Emery
14
Feb
Regulators Look to Increase Interoperability and Patient Access to Health Data Mintz
14
Feb
Genetic Testing Company Agrees to Pay $1.99 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Violated the False Claims Act By Billing for Tests Not Covered Under Local Coverage Determinations Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
14
Feb
$3 Million Settlement for Two Separate HIPAA Breaches Affecting Over 62,500 Individuals Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
14
Feb
Time to talk? Time to listen too Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
14
Feb
No-Deal Brexit – Impact on EU Citizens Living and Working in the UK Jackson Lewis P.C.
14
Feb
Village of Glenview Latest Municipality to Opt Back In to the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance Jackson Lewis P.C.
14
Feb
HIMMS19 Conference – Blockchain Symposium Recap Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
13
Feb
A Tale of Two False Claims Act Settlements Involving EHR Vendors Mintz
13
Feb
The Rise of the Chief Data Officer Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
13
Feb
OIG Greenlights Digital Health Program Offering Free Smartphones to Patients Foley & Lardner LLP
13
Feb
HIMSS19 Kicks-Off Addressing Leading Topics in Healthcare Information Technology Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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