Category Archives: Heather Miller

Uncertainty is Creating Fear, and Private Equity Claims to be the Savior

The following article, written by Heather S. Miller, was published by the Palm Beach County Medical Society. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and its primary vehicle, the Merit-Based Incentive … Continue reading

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Reporting Changes from House Bill 229

By: Heather Miller and Kelsey Greenfield In May, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law House Bill 229, which changes the impaired practitioner program. The impaired practitioner program aims to assist healthcare practitioners whose ability to practice safely is impacted by … Continue reading

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Advising Buyers of Substance Abuse Businesses: Beware!

By: Heather Miller Whether you work in healthcare or are a patient in the community at large, almost everyone who has received medical care has heard of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), one of the … Continue reading

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Disclosing Patient Substance Abuse Information, It’s Complicated!

By: Heather Miller On February 5, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) proposed changes to the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations (42 CFR Part 2) “to facilitate information exchange within new health care models … Continue reading

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Heather Miller Appointed Vice Chair of the Board for TrustBridge Health

Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel today announced Heather Miller has been appointed vice chair of the board for TrustBridge Health, the appellation that combines former organizations known as Hospice by the Sea, Hospice of Broward County, Hospice of Palm … Continue reading

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Will We Ever Move Beyond a Patch for the “Doc Fix”?

By: Heather S. Miller Not surprising, House Speaker John Boehner announced there will be another twelve month patch for the 24% reduction in Medicare payments to physicians which is set to expire March 31st.   As expected, the House and Senate … Continue reading

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Study: Medical homes cut costs for chronically ill members

By: Heather S. Miller It appears as though Blue Cross Blue Shield was more successful in Pennsylvania with its medical homes than the study conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Click here to read about the study … Continue reading

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Medical Home Pilot Proves a Disappointment Despite High Hopes

By: Heather S. Miller The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) conducted a study that found that a large medical home demonstration project in Pennsylvania had little-to-no effect on quality, costs, or health care utilization. While the participating practices … Continue reading

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Four Broad and Cassel Attorneys Pen Chapter in National Health Law Book

Mike Segal, Heather S. Miller, Stephen H. Siegel and Fred Segal of Broad and Cassel’s Health Law Practice Group collaborated on a chapter for the 2013 Health Law and Compliance Update, which was published this month by Aspen Publishers. The … Continue reading

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Will Your Self-Referrals for Imaging Fall Under Increased Scrutiny?

By: Heather S. Miller It has been reported that in the year 2010 alone, physicians who made diagnostic imaging self-referrals made almost 400,000 more referrals than they otherwise would have made if they had not held a financial interest in … Continue reading

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