Monthly Archives: October 2014

Accountable Care Organizations Struggling with Health Information Technology Interoperability

By: McKenzie Livingston A recent survey by Premier, Inc. and the eHealth Initiative shows that while most Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) report having core health information technology (HIT) in place, a lack of interoperability across systems and providers is still … Continue reading

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2015 Florida Legislature: Predictions for High Profile Health Care Issues

By: Stephen H. Siegel, Esq. Once the elections are over and we know the identity of Florida’s next governor and the composition of the Florida Legislature, a great deal of attention will be given to determining which pieces of legislation … Continue reading

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NEW CMS ACO Program Announced

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the availability of a new initiative for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The announcement can be accessed at http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/ACO-Investment-Model/. Links to additional information are … Continue reading

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FDA extends comment period for Draft Social Media Regulations

By: Nichole Geary On June 18, 2014, the FDA released Draft Social Media Guidance for the marketing of medical devices and pharmaceuticals. The Draft Guidance addressed such issues as risk disclosure in light of the character limitations of social media … Continue reading

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Protecting Patient Health Information in Florida

Vanessa Reynolds and Stephen Siegel, members of the Firm’s Health Law Practice Group, are the editors of “PROTECTING PATIENT INFORMATION IN FLORIDA.” Ms. Reynolds and Mr. Siegel have prepared this publication in order to provide our clients, colleagues and other … Continue reading

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The “Walmart-ization” of Primary Care

By: Nichole Geary Retail medical clinics are not new.  By now, everyone is familiar with CVS’s Minute Clinic and Walgreen’s Healthcare Clinic.  These types of clinics provide vaccination and general disease monitoring services.  However, as both companies have been very … Continue reading

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