On October 5, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”), published an Advisory Opinion (AO# 21-14) regarding a proposal to extend an existing discount program for chiropractic patients to... Read More
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The pandemic exposed, among other things, some of the shortcomings facing long-term care facilities. Being well-aware of the persistent issues long-term care facilities have with resources, the federal government nevertheless pushed for... Read More
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Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a policy statement that served to remind developers of apps, connected device manufacturers, and related entities of the applicability of the FTC’s Health Breach Notification Rule... Read More
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Frier Levitt Podiatrist-Attorney, Lawrence F. Kobak, DPM, Esq. has authored an article in the current edition (September 2021) of Podiatry Management about The Standard of Care and Podiatry. Upholding the illusive concept of standard of care means... Read More
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Earlier this week, the Department of Justice announced that a federal grand jury in New Jersey returned a superseding indictment charging Creaghan Harry, of Florida, for his alleged role in orchestrating an illegal kickback scheme that caused the... Read More
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Earlier this year a federal rule was implemented to impose stiffer penalties on hospitals that conceal the costs of services and procedures. The mandate for pricing transparency is being exercised through the imposition of harsher monetary penalties... Read More
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This month, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), the agency tasked with enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), issued its Summer 2021 Cybersecurity Newsletter.... Read More
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As a service provider, you know the name and reputation of your medical practice goes a long way toward the success of your practice. But are you aware that Intellectual Property is one of the most important business assets you have. Intellectual... Read More
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Over the last 10 years the percentage of physicians that are directly employed by hospitals or by hospital owned medical practices has continued to grow. Physicians encounter obstacles in their attempts to preserve independence. One major obstacle... Read More
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As all providers know, healthcare is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the United States.  Unfortunately, failure to abide by these regulations may have far more wide-reaching impacts on a physician and a physician’s practice than... Read More
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