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Ruane v. Levy: Both Sides of the Bar Meet in Health Care Fraud and Abuse Class

Filed in Fraud & Abuse, Health Law by on March 15, 2012 0 Comments
Ruane v. Levy: Both Sides of the Bar Meet in Health Care Fraud and Abuse Class
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[Ed note: This article was authored by John Barry ’13, a second year law student pursuing a Health Care Concentration at Seton Hall Law.  A native of New York, he graduated in 2005 from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree is psychology.] Recently, Professor Zack Buck’s Health Care Fraud and Abuse class was treated […]

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HIPAA Administrative Simplification: Enforcement

Filed in Compliance, Health Law by on May 24, 2010 1 Comment
HIPAA Administrative Simplification: Enforcement
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By Laura Sunyak In February of 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), and with it enacted the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act).  The HITECH Act contains regulations that significantly increase the penalty amounts the Secretary of the Department of Health […]

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High Risk Pools: Then and Now

Filed in Uncategorized by on May 19, 2010 0 Comments
High Risk Pools: Then and Now
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By Christine Davis For medically uninsurable people, or people with pre-existing conditions who cannot find coverage, coverage may soon materialize.   Even before President Obama signed the PPACA, CMS had provided “Qualified High Risk Pool” grants to qualifying states, in order to cover these higher risk people since 2007.  (45 CFR Part 148)  Thirty-five states participated.  […]

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Patient Safety and Quality Improvement: Civil Money Penalty Inflation Adjustment

Filed in Electronic Medical Records by on May 14, 2010 1 Comment
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement: Civil Money Penalty Inflation Adjustment
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By: Constantina Koulosousas The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Rule was amended, effective November 23, 2009, by the Department of Health and Human Services to adjust the maximum civil money penalty amount for violations of the confidentiality provisions. The amount was adjusted for inflation to comply with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of […]

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Surety Bond Requirements for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS)

Filed in Drugs & Devices by on May 13, 2010 5 Comments
Surety Bond Requirements for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS)
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By Rachel Jones The final rule implementing surety bond requirements for DMEPOS became effective March 3, 2009.  The regulation implemented the surety bond requirements for DMEPOS set forth in section 4312(a) and (c) of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA).  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule on January 20, […]

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