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 »
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 »
Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) AmerisourceBergen to pay $625 million in U.S. civil fraud settlement. Reuters, October 1, 2018. One of the largest drug wholesalers, AmerisourceBergen, to resolve fraud charges over the sale of syringes, double billing and kick backs… 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) Virginia looks to add Medicaid work requirements, premiums. Modern Healthcare, September 24, 2018. Medicaid premiums would be based on income. 2) As More Cities Push for Paid Sick Leave, States Push Back. PEW, September 24, 2018.… 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) HHS To Collaborate With Investors, Startups To Accelerate Health Care Innovation. Modern Healthcare, September 19, 2018. HHS is looking for investors on strategies to increase innovation and research in healthcare. 2) Bipartisan senators unveil proposal… 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) To lower drug costs, CMS wants Medicare Part D plans to loosen formularies. STAT News, August 30, 2018. In an effort to lower drug costs the Trump administration is allowing Medicare Part D plans to… 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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