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Genetic Information under HIPAA

Posted by: Susan E. Ziel and Stacy Walton Long on February 5, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Genetic Information  is quickly becoming an important part of our lives. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996,[1] as amended, and the final Privacy Rule[2] (HIPAA) are implicated by a healthcare provider’s or benefit plan’s creation, storage, and use of Genetic...


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Property Tax Exemptions Threatened for Indiana Nonprofit Hospitals

Posted by: Scott C. Frissell on January 10, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

An exemption from property tax is one of the fundamental premises upon which many nonprofit organizations rely. Such exemptions allow these organizations to reduce their operating costs so that they may more effectively perform their charitable purposes. According to the Indiana Legislative...


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Proposed Bill Would Require Medical Bill and Out of Pocket Estimates to Patients

Posted by: Robert A. Anderson on January 10, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Representative Donna Schaibley introduced House Bill No. 1005 to the Indiana House Public Health Committee on January 6, 2020. The stated purpose of the bill is to make pricing for health care services more transparent with the aim of ultimately reducing the overall cost to patients. To do so,...


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OCR Throws Penalty Flag on Jackson Health System's Multiple HIPAA Violations

Posted by: Stacy Walton Long and Alexandria M. Foster on December 3, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that it imposed $2,154,000 in civil money penalties (CMPs) against Jackson Health System (“Jackson”) for multiple violations of the Security and Breach Notification Rules of the Health...


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The Online NPDB Insights Publication Provides Monthly Guidance on Reportable Actions

Posted by: Susan E. Ziel and Sarah Stites Millspaugh on December 3, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

The National Practitioner Data Base (“NPDB”) is a confidential clearinghouse established by Federal laws[1] and regulations[2] in order to promote quality, to protect the public and to reduce healthcare fraud and abuse.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) is responsible for...


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Just Released: Proposed Rule on Medicaid Fiscal Accountability

Posted by: Meghan M. Linvill McNab and Amanda K. Schipp on November 12, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On November 12, 2019, Seema Verma, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) spoke to the National Association of Medicaid Directors.  As part of that speech, Administrator Verma emphasized the need for transparency in Medicaid programs, particularly Medicaid...


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CMS' Final Rule on Discharge Planning Expands Patient Choice and Supports Interoperability

Posted by: Andrew W. Breck and Robert A. Anderson on October 29, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

CMS recently issued a final rule on discharge planning requirements for hospitals, critical access hospitals (“CAHs”), and home health agencies (“HHAs”).  The new regulations focus on the exchange of patient information between healthcare facilities in the discharge process. The final rule...


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