Monthly Archives: September 2013

Today is deadline for posting revised HIPAA privacy notice

Sept. 23 is the deadline for hospitals and other entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to post updated privacy notices under the HITECH Act of 2009. A final rule implementing the HITECH Act’s HIPAA provisions introduced … Continue reading

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Creative Employee Benefits Plans on the Rise: Corporate Health Plans Resource Available

Many large employers are moving to create private health care exchanges or other creative alternatives to traditional employee benefits plans. Health Care Attorney Christine Burke Worthen, who recently joined the statewide Florida law firm Broad and Cassel, is one of … Continue reading

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Addicted to your Smartphone? There’s a code for that! (Z9989)

On October 1, 2014 the Federal mandate to implement and use the new ICD-10 codes goes into effect. The change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will impact all aspects of the healthcare delivery model: from front desk operations to the providers … Continue reading

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Health First To Partner With Florida Hospital to Create a Health Plan

By: Fred Segal Florida Hospital Healthcare System, Central Florida’s largest nonprofit healthcare provider is close to a deal with Health First Health Plans to join forces to create a health plan for patients in the Orlando and Tampa areas.  Health … Continue reading

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The law of unintended consequences: Will ACOs and clinical integration increase malpractice liability?

By: Stephen Siegel The emphasis on the coordinated delivery of health care items and services is the touchstone of the emerging health care delivery system. Accountable care organizations, clinically integrated delivery systems, patient-centered medical homes, bundled payment initiatives, etc. (collectively … Continue reading

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Any company that handles patient information beware: New law has wide implications

Software vendors, computer technicians, lawyers, accountants, even medical records storage firms are now included within new, stricter patient information safety laws and must have written vendor agreements in place to comply.   Health care companies are familiar with the patient … Continue reading

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