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Contacting Parents, Spouses or Others to Obtain Payment

USA - October 30 2019 Healthcare providers sometimes mistakenly assume that they cannot contact a patient’s spouse, parents, or other third parties to obtain payment…

Sports and Student Physicals: Legal Issues

USA - August 8 2018 It’s that time of year when many healthcare providers offer free or discounted sports or student physicals as a community service or marketing ploy…

New ACA Nondiscrimination Rules: Assistance for Persons with Disabilities

USA - June 6 2016 On May 18, 2016, HHS published its final rules implementing the anti-discrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act § 1557. This is the…

Prompt pay discounts

USA - February 5 2016 Healthcare providers sometimes offer "prompt pay" discounts to encourage patients to pay their bills within a certain period, including outstanding…

HIPAA Privacy Rule Modified to Permit Covered Entities to Make Certain Limited Disclosures to the National Instant Criminal Background System

USA - January 8 2016 On Tuesday, January 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) issued a final rule, effective February 5, modifying…

Medicare issues final rule requiring bundled payments for inpatient and post-acute care services for hip and knee replacements in 67 geographic regions

USA - December 1 2015 On November 16, 2015, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, issued a finalized rule requiring bundled payments for all lower extremity…

TRICARE claims processing suspension

USA - November 10 2015 Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on a significant federal investigation regarding compounding pharmacies and compound pharmaceutical…

Responding to HIPAA breaches

USA - November 9 2015 HIPAA privacy and security breaches can result in fines of $100 to $50,000 to covered entities (including healthcare providers and health plans) and…

Complying with HIPAA: a checklist for business associates

USA - October 26 2015 The HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules now apply to both covered entities (e.g., healthcare providers and health plans) and their…

Nevada Supreme Court upholds $350,000 medical malpractice cap

USA - October 20 2015 In a unanimous decision on Friday, October 1, 2015, the Nevada Supreme Court (the Court) upheld as constitutional the state's $350,000 statutory…