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 toContinue Reading The CFPB’s Continued Spotlight on Medical Debt Emphasizes the Importance of Proper Provider Billing
Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) kicked off a rulemaking process that, if enacted, would reshape the credit reporting and debt collection landscape and could have a detrimental…Continue Reading The CFPB Considers Rules to Remove Medical Debt from Credit Reports: What does this Mean for Medical and Dental Providers?
On November 6, 2023, the HHS Office of Inspector General published a new compilation of compliance guidance under the title General Compliance Program Guidance (GCPG) for the healthcare compliance community…Continue Reading In Case You Missed It: New OIG General Compliance Program Guidance
Disregard your Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act obligations at your own risk.
That’s the stark warning covered entities and business associates should take away from a recent settlement entered…Continue Reading L.A. Care to Pay $1.3 Million Settlement Over HIPAA Violations: What You Need to Know
This post from Immigration Practice Group Co-Chair, Catherine Wadhwani, suggests J-1 Physician Waiver sponsorship as a means of meeting patient needs. …
Continue Reading J-1 Waivered Physicians – Meeting Patient Needs
If you are involved with any health information, even if you are not covered by HIPAA, you should be aware of the government’s recent position that there may be serious…Continue Reading FTC and OCR Issue Joint Website Tracking Warning Letter
Brightree by ResMed (“Brightree”), a cloud-based management software platform for healthcare providers, has conducted its biannual interoperability survey, and issued its corresponding biannual Interoperability and Engagement Research Report. Most notably…Continue Reading Brightree and MatrixCare Support Interoperability
Federal regulators are focusing in on medical credit cards and financing plans and the roles that healthcare providers have in facilitating them. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) is a…Continue Reading The CFPB’s Latest Report on Medical Credit Cards Addresses Misleading Activity by Providers.
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
Telehealth practitioners must take note of the DEA’s proposed rule making that would impact the way telehealth practitioners can prescribe controlled substances.
The Ryan Haight Act and the Proposed Rules…Continue Reading Telehealth Practitioners Must Be Aware of the DEA’s Proposed New Rules for Prescribing Controlled Substances via Telemedicine