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Do Not Expect the Pace of Change to Slow in 2016

By: Stephen Siegel This year  has been a challenging one for healthcare providers. Just to recall, a few of the challenges in 2015 were: the final implementation of ICD-10; two multi-million dollar Civil False Claims settlements involving physician-hospital relationships in … Continue reading

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Health Care Fraud Attorney Joins Broad and Cassel’s Miami Office

We are pleased to announce the addition of health care fraud and abuse attorney O. Benton Curtis. He will join the Miami office as senior counsel in the firm’s nationally recognized Health Law Practice Group. Prior to joining Broad and Cassel, … Continue reading

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Clarity on Parity

By: Nichole Geary The final regulations implementing the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) became effective for calendar plans as of January 1, 2015. The MHPAEA, which amended the Mental Health Parity … Continue reading

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Lester Perling to Participate in CLE Webinar

By: Lester Perling Lester Perling, a Partner in our Fort Lauderdale office, will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live webinar, “Retail Clinics in Healthcare: Overcoming Complex Legal Challenges” scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM EDT. The panel will … Continue reading

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CMS Issues Final Rule to Reduce Burdensome Medicare Regulatory Requirements

By: Christine Worthen The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), recently issued a Final Rule which serves to reduce several burdensome requirements on hospitals and other health care providers. Among the changes, CMS will now permit flexibility in the … Continue reading

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ACOs, HIPAA-HITECH and OHCAs

By: Stephen Siegel An ACO might be a HIPAA Covered Entity, a Business Associate, or both. Unlike the waivers to the Federal health care programs’ Kickback Prohibition and the so-called Stark Law for arrangements that further the MSSP’s “triple aim”, … Continue reading

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Third Annual Broad and Cassel Health Forum to Examine the Success of New Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems

More information available here: https://healthlawfla.com/events-2/health-law-forum/ Executives from The Advisory Board Company, Florida Blue, Memorial Health Network and Palm Beach Accountable Care Organization are among the speakers slated for the third annual Health Forum, “Clinical Integration, ACOs and the Future of … 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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CMS Proposes to Enhance its Revocation Authority

By: Anne Novick Branan On April 29, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule (Proposed Rule) that will dramatically expand its authority to deny Medicare enrollment and revoke Medicare provider numbers and billing privileges … Continue reading

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Top HIPAA-HITECH Trends

By: Stephen Siegel On January 25, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services published the final rule implementing and incorporating the provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH”) into HIPAA. The purpose of … Continue reading

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