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New Jersey Enacts Aid In Dying Law
On April 12, Governor Phil Murphy signed the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, making New Jersey the eighth jurisdiction in the country (including the District of Columbia) to allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives ...
United States
30 Jul 2019
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California's Dreaming Of Tougher Health-Care Privacy
The law applies to manufacturers of consumer health wearables and apps, for example, and its reach extends to companies located anywhere in the U.S. that do business in California.
United States
6 Aug 2018
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CMS Proposes Reimbursement For New Virtual Services
The proposed rule released on July 12 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would create new billing codes that, if approved, will reimburse physicians for certain virtual interactions with patients.
United States
1 Aug 2018
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CMS Proposes Simplified E/M Reimbursement
If finalized, the changes would become effective in January 2019.
United States
31 Jul 2018
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Help Wanted: Medicare Looking For Health Tech Expert
Eric further commented that hiring a CHIO is an admission by CMS that its overall health IT strategy needs improvement.
United States
26 Jul 2018
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Private Lawsuit Under HIPAA Dismissed
A recent federal court lawsuit by a private individual accusing Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) of violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was dismissed...
United States
23 Jul 2018
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Support Grows For Stark Law Modification Or Repeal
There has been a recent groundswell of support for modifying or eliminating the federal physician self-referral law, commonly known as the Stark Law. Last month's Request for Information by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, ...
United States
23 Jul 2018
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CMS Announces Initiatives To Reduce Medicaid Fraud, Waste
On June 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced numerous initiatives to reduce fraud and waste in the Medicaid program.
United States
2 Jul 2018
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Confidential Documents Suggest Horizon Misled Public on How it Picked Hospitals for OMNIA Program
A June 27 article in The Star-Ledger and on NJ.com, "Confidential documents suggest Horizon misled public on how it picked hospitals for OMNIA program," discussed confidential reports and related documents that have been obtained in connection with a lawsuit brought by three New Jersey-based hospitals against Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. Day Pitney's Mike Furey was quoted in the article.
United States
2 Jul 2018
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Annual Health Care Fraud Takedown Is Biggest Ever
On June 28, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General announced their annual nationwide health care fraud "takedown," an orchestrated event ...
United States
2 Jul 2018
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NJ "Surprise Bill" Restrictions Finally Become Law
Any attempt by the provider or facility to collect more than the co-payment, deductible or co-insurance is prohibited.
United States
19 Jun 2018
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Feds Get Dinged For Subpar Health-Care Cybersecurity
A June 6 article in Bloomberg Law's Health Law & Life Sciences News, "Feds Get Dinged for Subpar Health-Care Cybersecurity," discussed a letter that was recently released...
United States
11 Jun 2018
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Yet Another Delay For 340B Drug Pricing Program Rule
On June 5, the Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, published a final rule that further delays the effective date of the January 5, 2017 ...
United States
6 Jun 2018
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NJ Adopts Individual Mandate
On May 30, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Health Insurance Market Preservation Act, making New Jersey the second state to adopt an individual health insurance mandate. Massachusetts' mandate has been in effect since 2006.
United States
5 Jun 2018
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CMS Plans $25 Billion Quality Initiative
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a proposed contract action for a program entitled "Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC)."
United States
1 Jun 2018
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Survey: Many ACOs Will Leave Program If Required To Assume Risk
Under the program's current rules, these ACOs will be required to move to a two-sided (risk-bearing) model in their third agreement period that begins in 2019.
United States
29 May 2018
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Google And Fitbit Launch Health Records Initiative
Google and Fitbit recently announced plans to integrate Fitbit's user data into electronic medical records (EMRs) using Google's Cloud Healthcare API.
United States
29 May 2018
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Medicare Push For Data Exchange Still Burdening Providers
Day Pitney's Eric Fader was quoted in the article.
United States
2 May 2018
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Horizon Can't Divvy Up Trial With Hospitals Over Tiered Plan
An April 25 article in Law360, "Horizon Can't Divvy Up Trial With Hospitals Over Tiered Plan," discussed a court decision rejecting Horizon Healthcare Services Inc.'s request for two separate bench trials...
United States
2 May 2018
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Proposed NJ Bills Would Relax Rules For Nurses Prescribing Meds
Two new bills introduced by Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz for review by the New Jersey State Assembly's Health and Senior Services Committee would give registered nurses more autonomy in prescribing medications.
United States
26 Apr 2018
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