News/Commentary

The Drug Diversion Problem – Medical Technician Registration and Drug Testing in New Hampshire

During last week’s New Hampshire Hospital Association Annual Meeting we heard a number of excellent speakers tackle such issues as the ACA … more


April 10 Medicare Cuts News Flash

This is not a political point – just a news-worthy one from Politico: Obama budget splits Medicare cuts between patients and providers … more


“Patient” Accountability on the Horizon?

Modern Healthcare – which I read religiously – has an interesting cover story in its April cover story.[i]  The story addresses new … more


HITECH “Omnibus Privacy Rule” – Compliance Items

Clients and Friends: I am writing to remind you of the compliance deadlines for revising your HIPAA policies and procedures as well … more


340B Program: Clarifications – and an Audit Trend?

For those entities participating in the 340B Program (“covered entities”), the Office of Pharmacy Affairs of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) just … more


New Privacy Rule under HIPAA!

At something like 563 pages HHS’s release yesterday of its updated Privacy Rule makes for a big meal.  But rest assured, it … more


And a New Year is here!

With the arrival of the New Year, a few general, “30,000 feet up” thoughts are worth keeping in mind as the nation’s … more