Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Parents hit with $270K medical bill over ‘birthday rule’ inspire changes Becker’s Hospital Review A couple received a large bill after the birth of their first child, despite being insured. UK government halts GP data… Read the rest »
It’s always a good idea to revisit legal documents regularly to make sure they are compliant with current laws. The recent relaxation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) in regards to the exclusive use requirement of the Stark Law impacting space and equipment leases may be reason enough to review your leases.… 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: Ohio hospital gives wrong patient a kidney, employees placed on leave Fox News An Ohio hospital placed two employees on leave after admitting the wrong patient received a kidney transplant. US overdose deaths hit record… Read the rest »
A recent Michigan Court of Appeals case ruled that yes, Emergency Medical Technicians (“EMTs”) can be liable for injuries that occur when transporting a patient. For immunity to apply to an EMT, the EMT must be treating the patient. Transporting alone is not sufficient. We can help your practice get up to date and prepared… 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: Trump-era law on surprise medical bills advances under Biden The Detroit News The Biden administration is putting protections into place that were enacted under legislation signed by former President Trump. Accreditor places Louisiana medical school… Read the rest »
Many hospitals are choosing which parts of the price transparency rule to comply with and which parts to ignore. We can help your practice get up to date and prepared to minimize breach risks from third-party vendors. Subscribe to stay current and up to date on important matters that will impact your practice. (To subscribe to… 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: Justice Department Reports Record Number of Health Fraud Cases Bloomberg The Department of Justice opened a record number of cases last year involving healthcare fraud. Experts call new weight-loss drug ‘groundbreaking’ and a ‘game changer’… Read the rest »
If you are administering the COVID-19 vaccine, you may be wondering if you are subject to any liability as lawsuits stemming from the vaccine and side effects increase. While you cannot prevent a lawsuit, you may be able to reduce your chances of paying large settlements. We can help your practice get up to date… Read the rest »
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