Ridesharing Agreements Present Anti-Kickback Risks

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Earlier this month, Uber announced the unveiling of a new service it has dubbed “Uber Health†which it describes as “a way to partner with healthcare organizations to provide reliable, comfortable transportation for patients.†The dashboard allows healthcare professionals to order rides for patients who either need to get to, or get home from, healthcare…

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What Does Florida’s New Opioid Legislation Mean for Your Practice?

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Responding to the spike in opioid-related overdoses and fatalities, the Florida Legislature has passed a bill (HB 21) that institutes limits on the prescribing of opioids, as well as increases funding for treatment. The new legislation mandates that most initial prescriptions would have a limit of three days for Schedule II painkillers such as Oxycontin…

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Dumpster Diver Demonstrates Importance of Proper Medical Record Storage and Disposal

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Just because a business closes its doors, it doesn’t mean that it no longer is obligated to safeguard patients’ protected health information (PHI), as one company recently learned. Earlier this month, the receiver appointed to liquidate the assets of Filefax, Inc. agreed to pay $100,000 out of the receivership estate to settle potential HIPAA violations.…

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