In 2016, the Obama Administration issued a regulation implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (the 2016 Rule), which redefined sex discrimination to include termination of pregnancy and gender identity. Despite efforts by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to repeal and revise certain provisions of the 2016 Rule through a new Rule, a … Continue Reading
On October 24, 2018, Congress enacted a new anti-kickback law that applies to many commercial health insurance plans, as well as Medicare and Medicaid. The law, known as the “Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018” (the “Law”), was passed as part of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, which generally targets the national opioid crisis.
The Law makes … Continue Reading
Fox Rothschild’s HIPAA & Heath Information Technology Blog recently published two posts directly relevant to physicians and medical practices. The first post, 5 Common HIPAA Mistakes to Avoid in 2018, addresses some typical misconceptions regarding disclosure of protected health information (PHI) and offers some ideas regarding how to avoid them.