Under the Florida Telemedicine Rule, Can a Physical be Conducted by Telemedicine?
November 29 2014
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Yes, a physical can be conducted via telemedicine under the Florida Standards for Telemedicine Practice (64B8-9.0141) provided that certain requirements are met. As the Florida Board of Medicine conveyed ...read more
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Is the HIPAA EMR/EHR Mandate Required by ALL Medical Providers?
May 5 2014
Posted in: FAQ
Is the HIPAA EMR/EHR Mandate Required by ALL Medical Providers? Recently, an interesting question was posed to me by a colleague regarding a so-called 'HIPAA EMR/EHR mandate' and whether ...read more
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Does the HIPAA Security Rule Require Use of a Certain Operating System?
February 19 2014
Posted in: FAQ
With the pending sunset for Windows XP support on April 8, 2014, many have started asking the question of whether the HIPAA Security Rule requires use of a certain ...read more
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Do Subcontractors have Direct Liability under HIPAA?
January 3 2014
Posted in: FAQ
Yes. In the HIPAA Final Rule (i.e., HIPAA Omnibus Rule), HHS clarified that business associates and their subcontractors may now face HIPAA enforcement actions and are directly liable for ...read more
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HHS provides sample business associate agreements. Am I required to use the sample BAAs provided by HHS?
December 4 2013
Posted in: FAQ
No. There seems to be a common misunderstanding about the sample business associate agreements (BAA) provided by Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Some are under the impression ...read more
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What is an FDA Guidance document and do Guidance documents bind the FDA?
October 23 2013
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FDA Guidance sets forth the FDA's "current thinking on a topic and should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited." As the FDA ...read more
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