Florida Telemedicine - Status Update on SB 1646
April 21 2014
Posted in: Telemedicine
The push for telemedicine in Florida continues. The bill to create the Telemedicine Act, SB 1646, is in appropriations as of April 11, 2014. The bill would permit and ...read more
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Will the HHS Release of the Medicare Treasure Trove Lead to More Healthcare Fraud Lawsuits?
April 19 2014
Posted in: Big Data
It's likely. Reuters reports that attorneys specializing in whistleblower healthcare fraud cases are mining the data for clues about potential fraud. Using data mining techniques to find fraud is ...read more
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CMS Announces Hospice Quality Reporting Program
April 8 2014
Posted in: Big Data
On April 8, 2014, CMS announced in the Federal Register that it is establishing a new System of Records (SOR) to support the collection of data required for the ...read more
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Former Employee of a Florida Medical Center Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft
April 7 2014
Posted in: Identity Theft
Medical centers continue to be in the news in connection with their employees using their positions of trust to steal the identities of patients. On March 27, 2014, Wifredo A. ...read more
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Fact Dispute Regarding Disclosure of HIV Test Results Causes Nebraska Supreme Court to Reverse Lower Court
April 1 2014
Posted in: Privacy Litigation
On March 14, 2014, the Nebraska Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision granting Prairie Fields Family Medicine PC summary judgment on claims for intentional and negligent infliction of ...read more
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Wyoming Legislature Rejects Bill Limiting Employer Access to Social Media Accounts
March 16 2014
Posted in: Social Media
On February 27, 2014, the Wyoming House failed to pass (on a 16-36 vote in the House) a bill that would have restricted an employer's ability to request or ...read more
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Details on the Meaningful Use Penalties Hardship Exception
March 10 2014
Posted in: Meaningful Use
CMS has recognized that some eligible professionals (EP) and eligible hospitals (EH) are struggling to meet Meaningful Use obligations, which makes them subject to payment adjustments under the American ...read more
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Over-sharing on Facebook Costs $80,000
March 4 2014
Posted in: Social Media
In an opinion issued on February 26, 2014, a Florida Appeals Court ruled that a plaintiff was not entitled to retain an $80,000 settlement because he disclosed the settlement ...read more
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Florida Department of Health Proposes Amendments to Rules for Dental Laboratories
February 28 2014
Posted in: Dental
On February 24, 2014, the Florida Department of Health issued a Notice of Development of Rulemaking proposing certain changes to Administrative Rules governing Dental Laboratories, including the rules addressing ...read more
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