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As Telehealth Use Skyrockets CMS Expands Payment List

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that more than 34.5 million services were delivered via telehealth ...
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OCR Right of Access Initiative Heats up

More and more healthcare providers who fail to make it easy for patients to access their medical records are finding ...
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Pandemic Poses HIPAA Compliance Issues for Providers

You’re seeing a patient virtually via telemedicine when suddenly a family member walks into the room and can be seen ...
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Nursing Homes, ALFs and Other Long-Term Care Facilities Face Challenging Legal Times in the Age of COVID-19

The superintendent and former medical director of a state-run soldier’s home in Massachusetts have been indicted in what that state’s ...
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OCR Settles With Five Providers Over HIPAA Right of Access Claims

The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced the settlement of five more investigations into violations of the HIPAA ...
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AHCA to Conduct Virtual Site Reviews of Behavior Analysis Lead Analysts

Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has announced that effective Sept. 8, it will begin virtual site reviews of ...
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Stark Reform Put on Hold

It appears we will have to wait until August 2021 for any changes to Stark Law regulations. As we first ...
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Teva Charged With Paying Kickbacks to Increase Sales of MS Drug

Teva Pharmaceuticals has joined a growing list of healthcare organizations alleged to have used charitable foundations to pay hundreds of ...
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OIG Offers Advisory Opinions on COVID-19-Related Arrangements, But …

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a unique set of circumstances for many healthcare providers. Delivering quality patient care, while ...
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OIG Rules Hospitals Can Sell Medical Debt Directly to Nonprofit Buyer

Can health systems and large physician groups sell or donate their unpaid medical debt to a medical debt forgiveness company ...
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