Category Archives: Vanessa Reynolds

A Roadmap to Licensure Investigations

By: Vanessa Reynolds For healthcare practitioners, few events are as anxiety-provoking as a professional licensure complaint and investigation. Even if a complaint is ultimately determined to be unfounded, responding is time-consuming and can be disruptive to a practice. The Florida … Continue reading

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Are you Ready for a HIPAA Investigation?

By: Vanessa A. Reynolds Scarcely a week goes by without a media report of a HIPAA breach – or a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) press release announcing a settlement agreement with an organization that suffered a breach.  … 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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Broad and Cassel Scholarships Support Continuing Education for Risk Managers

Thanks to a fund established by statewide law firm Broad and Cassel, health care risk managers are able to continue their education through participation in their professional organizations’ state and national conferences. Established in memory of the longtime director of … Continue reading

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Vanessa Reynolds Elected to Florida Board for Health Care Risk Management and Patient Safety

Vanessa Reynolds, a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of the statewide law firm Broad and Cassel, has been elected to the board of directors for the Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety (FSHRMPS). FSHRMPS is a … Continue reading

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Broad and Cassel Supports BCMA Women Physicians Event

Broad and Cassel was proud to sponsor the Broward County Medical Association’s Women Physicians event on June 4 at The W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. All attendees wore red to show support for the 2014 Go Red for Women campaign … Continue reading

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Accountable Care Organizations and Patient Safety

By: Vanessa Reynolds The Affordable Care Act created incentives for Accountable Care Organization (ACO) providers to coordinate patient care across inpatient and outpatient settings to avoid unnecessary duplication of services and to improve patient outcomes. The latter are often dependent … Continue reading

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ACOs, OHCAs and HIPAA

By: Vanessa Reynolds One of the underlying principles of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) is shared health spending savings and risks, which requires the sharing of protected health information (PHI).   All parties to an ACO or other Organized Health Care Arrangement … Continue reading

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Broad and Cassel Sponsors Continuing Education for Local Risk Managers

As the health care industry continues to adopt cost-cutting measures, extra funds for continuing education often are not available for risk managers. To help fill this gap, health law attorneys at Broad and Cassel have joined forces with the Florida … Continue reading

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Government Targets EHR-Generated Upcoding

By: Vanessa Reynolds In response to reports of Medicare overbilling by providers, as recently described in The Center for Public Integrity’s “Cracking the Codes” series, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (NCHIT) is undertaking an investigation of the allegations. … Continue reading

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