On January 28, 2019, it was released that a founder and former employees of Insys are headed to trial for allegedly bribing Physicians to prescribe Fentanyl spray. This is one of many incidences where pharmaceutical companies resort to bribing physicians to prescribe their drug in order to boost sales. This practice is illegal and has… Read the rest »
Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Nessel joins legal challenge to Obamacare birth control mandate exemptions. The Detroit News, January 7, 2019. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is challenging federal rules that allow employers to refuse coverage of contraceptives on moral… Read the rest »
Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) CMS Finalizes Rules for ACOs. Modern Healthcare, December 21, 2018. Last week CMS finalized a rule that overhauls Medicare Shared Savings Program requiring accountable care programs to take on risk sooner or be eliminated… Read the rest »
Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Texas has policy measures to protect against surprise billing. Forbes, November 2, 2018. The state is creating measures to protect patients from getting unexpected bills from out-of-network providers. 2) Fraud charges filed in investigation of… Read the rest »
Breaches and cybercrime are continuing to be on the rise, especially in healthcare. It’s essential that you take steps to protect your practice’s protected health information (PHI). We can help your practice stay on top of the latest health care news, rules, regulations and trends. Subscribe to stay current and up to date on important… Read the rest »
Is it patient information? In today’s busy office environment, where it is high priority to respond to patient requests as soon as possible, it is common for medical practice employees to text information to each other and to patients. Often, those text messages include patient information. We can help your practice stay on top of… Read the rest »
Malware, bots, spam, phishing. Every day more and more breaches occur through the use of technological tools. Criminal technology is evolving and improving just as fast as we can prepare for their threats. We can help your practice stay on top of the latest healthcare news, rules, regulations and trends. Subscribe to stay current and… Read the rest »
Imagine the following frightening scenario: You try to log into your patient database and find that you are locked out. In your email is a message from someone claiming to have access to the database and all of the PHI contained within it. The message says that they will give you back your database access,… Read the rest »
Lori-Ann Rickard is a recognized leader in the ever-changing field of healthcare law. For over three decades, she has advised leading hospitals, doctors, laboratories and other healthcare providers. Learn more about Lori-Ann »
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