Jackson Health System has paid a $2.1 million fine imposed by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) for three separate HIPAA violations, the investigation into which revealed “a HIPAA compliance program that had been...read more
The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida last week enforced valuable protections over hospitals’ Patient Safety Work Product-privileged documents pursuant to Patient Safety Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIA) – narrowly interpreting a...read more
On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Calendar Year (CY) 2020 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System Proposed Rule.Among several notable...read more
Today, the government arrested two executives- Anthony Rattini, President and James Barclay, Compliance Officer - of Ohio based drug distributor Miami-Luken, Inc. The government also arrested two pharmacist that each owned a pharmacy that was dispensing...read more
*Update July 1st: House Bill (HB) 843 was signed into law on June 25, 2019. Section 542.336, Florida Statutes, which relates to the restrictive covenants discussed below became effective immediately upon becoming law. The full version of the bill can be...read more
In the age of smartphones, hospitals have many privacy concerns when patients, their protected health information, and healthcare providers, are subject to being filmed by visitors on an increasing basis. State privacy laws can be violated, let alone the...read more
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