Health Law Highlights Feb…

Health Law Highlights February 2018

17–Year Sentence for Medicare Fraud Highlight: Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen was sentenced to 17 years in prison after being found guilty of 67 crimes, including health care fraud, falsifying records and submitting false claims. In… Read More
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Courts Moving Closer to C…

Courts Moving Closer to Clarity on TCPA for Healthcare Entities

As texting has become a preferred medium for communicating in many demographics, healthcare providers are responding to consumer demand by incorporating text messaging into their workflows and outreach campaigns. However, providers have been thwarted… Read More
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Health Law Highlights Jan…

Health Law Highlights January 2018

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Highlight: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in Congress by a vote of 227-205. Starting FY 2018, tax-exempt organizations will be required to pay an annual excise tax on compensation exceeding $1 million paid to any of its covere… Read More
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The Opioid Epidemic – D…

The Opioid Epidemic – Don’t Waste This Crisis

For more than forty years, providers and health plans have been fighting the war against addiction with one hand tied behind their backs – hobbled by well-intended but outdated laws that restrict the sharing of information relating to substance use… Read More
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Workplace Relationship

Workplace Relationships: The Risks Involved and What Employers Should Do About Them

The wave of sexual harassment allegations against those in positions of power has overtaken the nation in recent months. Everyone from politicians, celebrities and the media has weighed in with an opinion on how to solve this long-standing problem in… Read More
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board room

Understanding the Board of Directors' Role in Cyber-Risk Management

This week I received a mailing stating that I am eligible for free credit monitoring because I was among millions affected by a data breach. I put it aside; I am already receiving free credit monitoring because of a different major data breach. Read More
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Protecting Your Data Whil…

Protecting Your Data While On-The-Go

The holidays are a busy time, with lots of travel, lots of online shopping and lots of chances for someone to access data through your cell phone or other internet enabled devices. Taking a few precautions now can prevent a larger concern in January. Read More
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health care enforcement maze

Reflections on the Health Care Enforcement Environment

I made my regular pilgrimage to Baltimore for a healthcare fraud and compliance conference a few weeks ago. It is a depressing scene if you care about innovation and stewardship of tax dollars. And if you believe the measure of a society is how it tr… Read More
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Keeping Problem Employees…

Keeping Problem Employees From Becoming Legal Issues

Most companies have them.  The “problem employees” – unhappy, disgruntled, overly sensitive, complaining, unethical, negative, potentially belligerent or otherwise exhibiting inappropriate conduct in the workplace. Read More
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Reducing the Risks of PHI…

Reducing the Risks of PHI Disclosures in Mass Mailings

Last week a large health plan made news in a highly unenviable manner. It came to light that the company had sent out 12,000 notices to policyholders across the U.S. in envelopes that revealed highly sensitive HIV prescription information. Read More
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