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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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Improper Coding Could Lead To A Criminal Conviction And Exclusion

As the federal government is casting a wider net to detect and prosecute fraud in the medical industry, the question […]

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Health Provider Implications In New Gun Control Executive Orders

By: Ronald W. Chapman II President Obama’s recent executive action regarding gun control is likely to spark some confusion among […]

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CDC Issues Proposed Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

By Ronald W. Chapman, II On December 14, 2015, the CDC and HHS issued proposed guidelines for the prescription of […]

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Quick Deposition Tips for Health Care Professionals

By Carly Van Thomme Sometimes when a patient is involved in a lawsuit, a health care professional must give a […]

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Creative Marketing Can Lead to Anti-Kickback Violations

by Ronald W. Chapman Marketing and promotion are part of every successful business. Marketing and promotion require creativity. Unfortunately, novel […]

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Legal Risks in Urgent Care Medicine

Due to recent trends in health care, urgent care centers (UCCs) and their physicians are increasingly being sued for medical […]

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