Tag Archives: EHR

How to fight medical errors and optimize treatment plans with Medication Therapy Management programs

The Advisory Board Company interviewed Of Counsel Paul R. DeMuro to discuss the challenges facing Medication Therapy Management (“MTM”) and the role it can play in improving health care. Dr. Stephanie Gernant, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice with Nova Southeastern … Continue reading

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March 2016 Newsletter

Please visit this page for the March 2016 installment of Broad and Cassel’s “Health Law Update.”

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Demystifying Data Analytics for General Counsel

By: Paul DeMuro One cannot go anywhere these days and not hear about data analytics and big data. These concepts are becoming increasingly relevant in health care. We see applications in banking (electronic banking) and the use of customer data … Continue reading

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Paul DeMuro Published in Compliance Today

Fort Lauderdale Of Counsel Paul DeMuro penned two articles in the October 2015 issue of Compliance Today magazine, published by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). The monthly publication includes educational articles on enforcement actions, new and changing regulations and … Continue reading

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The Impact of Wide Spread Data Breaches on Patient Disclosures

With all of the data breaches that have been happening around the country, an interesting issue has been raised by a practicing physician¬† — whether patients will continue to freely discuss their medical condition and health history if they know … Continue reading

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Electronic Health Records: Present State and Future Trends

By: Christine Burke Worthen Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there has been a flurry of activity in the realm of electronic health records (EHRs). From the realization that EHRs are a vital component to effectively manage … 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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EHR Safe Harbor and Exceptions Extended

By: Fred Segal On April 10, 2013, the Officer of the Inspector General (OIG) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed three year extensions to the Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor and Stark Law exception regarding donations of electronic … Continue reading

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Even small HIPAA breaches can prove costly

By: Stephen Siegel On January 2, 2013, the HHS Office of Civil Rights announced that it had settled a HIPAA breach case involving electronic health information of 441 patients of the Hospice of North Idaho. The settlement amount, $50,000, represents … Continue reading

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Medicare Patients Aren’t the Only Patients Entitled to Enhanced Quality of Care

By Heather Miller On January 4, 2012, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a final notice in the Federal Register announcing the¬†initial set of 26 quality measures for Medicaid-eligible beneficiaries, which covers areas including prevention, care coordination, … Continue reading

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