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New OCR and ONC Fact Sheet Discusses When PHI May be Disclosed for Health Oversight Activities

Posted by: Stephanie T. Eckerle on January 31, 2017

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights and The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology recently published a new fact sheet entitled “Permitted Uses and Disclosures: Exchange for Health Oversight Activities.”  This fact sheet provides...


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Long Overdue Federal Rules for Home Health Agencies Published

Posted by: Meghan M. Linvill McNab on January 24, 2017

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On January 13, 2017 CMS published a comprehensive final rule revising the conditions of participation (“COPs”) that home health agencies (“HHAs”) must abide by in order to participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs.   Through the changes to these rules, CMS seeks to achieve broad-based,...


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Indiana Department of Insurance Issues Bulletin on the Interest Rate for Failure to Pay Clean Claims

Posted by: Maggie C. Little on January 24, 2017

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On January 3, 2017, the Indiana Department of Insurance (“Department”) issued Bulletin 235, titled “Interest Rate for Failure to Pay a Clean Claim,” clarifying the interest rate calculated on clean claims pursuant to Indiana Code Sections 27-8-5.7 and 27-13-36.2 (“Clean Claims Laws”). Under the...


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The OIG Issues Report on NorthShore University HealthSystem's Medicare Compliance

Posted by: Maggie C. Little on January 24, 2017

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On January 9, 2017, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (the “OIG”) released a thirty-two page report detailing its review of NorthShore University HealthSystem’s (“NorthShore”) Medicare compliance during 2013 and 2014, as part of a series of hospital...


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Federal judge temporarily enjoins rule prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity

Posted by: Brandon W. Shirley on January 10, 2017

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On December 31, 2016, a Federal District Court judge in Texas issued an order (the “Order”) temporarily preventing the Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights  from enforcing certain sections of the new anti-discrimination regulations issued on May 18,  2016. Several states, including...


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Settlement agreement with UConn and the United States Government reveals how it may interpret a covered entity's obligations under non-discrimination laws and regulations

Posted by: Brandon W. Shirley on January 10, 2017

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On January 5, 2017, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut and the Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced that they had entered into an agreement with John Dempsey Hospital, a subsidiary of University of Connecticut Health Center (“UConn”), to resolve an accusation of its...


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HHS Issues First Enforcement Action for Failure to Timely Notify Individuals of Breach of PHI

Posted by: Stephanie T. Eckerle on January 10, 2017

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On January 9, 2017, the United Stated Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (HHS) announced that it has issued its first enforcement action with a healthcare entity due to the entity’s alleged failure to notify affected individuals, HHS and media outlets of a breach of...


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