Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its 2023 Annual Report on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), which notes the CFPB’s activities and observations related to debt collection in 2022. The CFPB is continuing its trend of focusing its attention on medical debt.
The CFPB…Continue Reading The CFPB’s Continued Spotlight on Medical Debt Emphasizes the Importance of Proper Provider Billing
On November 6, 2023, the HHS Office of Inspector General published a new compilation of…Continue Reading In Case You Missed It: New OIG General Compliance Program Guidance
The CFPB Considers Rules to Remove Medical Debt from Credit Reports: What does this Mean for Medical and Dental Providers?
Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) kicked off a rulemaking process that, if…Continue Reading The CFPB Considers Rules to Remove Medical Debt from Credit Reports: What does this Mean for Medical and Dental Providers?
Disregard your Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act obligations at your own risk.
That’s the…Continue Reading L.A. Care to Pay $1.3 Million Settlement Over HIPAA Violations: What You Need to Know
This blog post was first published on the Fox HIPAA & Health Information Technology Blog. It covers a critical new rule proposed by the Office For Civil Rights to close…Continue Reading Are We There Yet? New HIPAA Privacy Protections for Reproductive Health Data May Be Just Ahead
When COVID-19 was on the rise, ransomware attacks were right alongside it. A new investigation published in JAMA Health Forum found that ransomware attacks more than doubled in the last…Continue Reading Reduce Your Risk (And We’re Not Just Talking COVID-19 Vaccines)
Two landmark cases fraught with False Claim Act (“FCA”) allegations of fraudulent billing for prescription drugs against food and pharmacy chains are making their way from the Seventh Circuit to…Continue Reading Is it Really Fraud? The Supreme Court Will Decide
Physicians around the country are familiar with the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”) (42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b(b)) and the Federal Physician Self-Referral Law, commonly referred to as the Stark Law (“Stark”)…Continue Reading Five Differences Between the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and the Federal Stark Law
On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) which would broadly prohibit companies from entering into or enforcing non-competition agreements or clauses…Continue Reading FTC Proposes Broad Rule Banning Non-Compete Covenants with Physicians and Other Healthcare Workers
On December 1, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published a Bulletin warning HIPAA covered entities and business associates about the use…Continue Reading OCR Warns Covered Entities and Business Associates about Tracking Technology
Residential Healthcare Owners and Operators Beware: Department of Labor is Tackling Misclassification of Employees, Again
Eleventh-Hour Trump Administration FLSA Classification Rule Revived
Just when residential healthcare employers thought it was safe to get back into the classification waters, a late-stage Trump administration rule, “Independent Contractor…Continue Reading Residential Healthcare Owners and Operators Beware: Department of Labor is Tackling Misclassification of Employees, Again
Surprise: Long Term Care Providers Are Not Exempt from The No Surprises Act’s Good Faith Estimate Requirement for Uninsured and Self-Pay Patients
The federal No Surprises Act and interim final rules implementing the Act went into effect on January 1, 2022. Part I is aimed at reducing “surprise bills” to patients in…Continue Reading Surprise: Long Term Care Providers Are Not Exempt from The No Surprises Act’s Good Faith Estimate Requirement for Uninsured and Self-Pay Patients
When hiring an associate dentist, it is critical for a dental practice to have a strong and clear employment agreement.
While practices often understand the importance of engaging a lawyer…Continue Reading Should a Practice Engage a Dental Lawyer to Negotiate an Associate Employment Agreement?
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