News/Commentary

Telemedicine – It is Here and It Will Only Grow – Part 1

Over a year ago, in a short profile that BusinessNH Magazine published of me, the editor asked what I thought were some exciting trends in … more


A “gentle reminder” from the OIG on EHR Safe Harbor Protection and “Information Blocking”

Do not say you have not been warned. Friendly “donor institution” provides new software and IT to an existing referral source. Assuming … more


For this week at least, Economic Antitrust Policy Trumps Consolidation for “Enhanced Access and Quality”

Just to the south of New Hampshire, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts this week has encountered the vagaries of the world of health … more


Fair Market Value, Leases, and Stark Self-Disclosure- New observations on a common conundrum

My AHLA colleagues and I have traded some recent stories and resulting thoughts about leases, fair market value, and the Stark self-disclosure … more


Face to Face Encounter Documentation, The IMPACT Act, and Other Home Care and Hospice Developments

“Face to Face Encounter Documentation”  CMS released its proposed rule on Face to Face Encounter documentation in November, and it builds upon the ACA’s … more


New Guidance from the Office of Civl Rights on HIPAA Privacy Rule Obligations for Same-Sex Couples

When the U.S. Supreme Court decided United States v. Windsor in 2013 we all expected some revisions to the HIPAA Privacy Rule.  … more


HIPAA Settlement – just a measly $4.8 million!

News from the Office of Civil Rights: Columbia University and NY-Presbyterian Hospital have settled with the government following Internet exposure in 2010 … more