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Changes of the Appropriate Use Criteria for Advance Diagnostic Imaging Services

By Jeremy Belanger Prior Standards Pursuant to the Section 218(b) Protecting Access to Medicare Act, which amended Title XVIII of […]

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CMS Proposes One Rate for E/M Code Levels 2 through 5 and Documentation Reduction

By Erica Chapman On Friday, July 27th the Federal Register will publish proposed rule changes to the CMS Part B […]

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New Florida Controlled Substance Laws Effective July 1, 2018

By Erica Chapman Beginning July 1, 2018, new laws place additional requirements on prescribers when prescribing controlled substances. Failure to […]

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New Michigan Controlled Substance Law Effects All Physicians and Controlled Substance Prescribers Beginning June 1, 2018

The Michigan legislature has enacted two sweeping changes to the regulations for prescribing controlled substances in Michigan. Physicians will be […]

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Michigan APRN Controlled Substance Prescribing Authority

By Jeremy Belanger Recent changes to Michigan law have increased the prescriptive authority of certain specialty nurses. Michigan has recently […]

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Florida Emergency Order – Generators Required for all Nursing Homes

ByJoseph G. Sapp, LL.M. In the wake of hurricane Irma, Governor Rick Scott passed an emergency order requiring AHCA and […]

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State Medical Board of Ohio’s Changes to Standards and Procedures for the Operation of a Pain Management Clinic

The proposal amends Ohio Administrative Code Section 4731-29-01 effectively narrows the definition of a pain management clinic. The significant changes […]

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Ten Things to Know About the Privacy of Substance Abuse Treatment Records

by Laura A. Perkovic Health care providers are well aware of their obligations under HIPAA to safeguard protected health information. […]

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Protecting Peer Review, Morbidity/Mortality Information in Federal Litigation

By Kevin A. McQuillan The need to protect confidential medical records can arise in many different contexts including but not […]

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Moratorium on New Home Health Agencies Leads to New Opportunities for Existing Investors

By Joesph G. Sapp, LL.M. Bad news for new applicants for Medicare certification for home health care providers seeking certification […]

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When Meaningful Use is No Longer Meaningful

How Improper Implementation of Electronic Medical Records Can Lead to CMS Suspension, Exclusion and Indictment Under the False Claims Act By Joseph […]

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HIPAA, HITECH, ePHI, and Significant Sanctions For Covered Entities and Business Associates

On February 17, 2009 Congress enacted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“ARRA”).[1] Although ARRA was mainly created as a […]

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Home Health Fraud Alert

“In fiscal year 2015 Medicare reimbursed more than 11,000 home health agencies for almost 7 million episodes of home health […]

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Avoiding HIPAA Security Breaches Requires “Organization-Wide Analysis”

By Carly Van Thomme, Esq. As medical organizations store more patient records electronically, entities covered under HIPAA will face new […]

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Obtaning Nonmedical Immunization Waivers in Michigan

By Carly Van Thomme, Esq. As of January 1, 2015, there are new requirements for nonmedical immunization waivers that apply […]

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