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Massachusetts Legislators' "Grand Bargain" Establishes Paid Medical Leave And Increases Minimum Wage
A bill just passed by the Massachusetts House and Senate, with uncharacteristic speed and bipartisan support, has been touted as a "grand bargain," ...
United States
4 Jul 2018
Understanding The "Chain Of Liability" Under HIPAA And How Business Associate Agreements Allocate Risk And Protect Your Practice
While lawyers and law firms are generally well versed in complying with the privilege and confidentiality rules, many fail to recognize their parallel data management obligations under the "HIPAA".
United States
30 Jan 2018
What Can Employers Expect From A Trump Presidency?
While inauguration day is still several weeks away, employers are already wondering what is in store for them when Donald Trump takes office as the forty-fifth president.
United States
16 Nov 2016
Pending Bill Seeks To Outlaw Physician Non-Competition Agreements With Geographic Restrictions
The Bill was initially introduced and referred to the Senate Commerce Committee but has since been transferred to the Health and Human Services Committee for follow up. There are no scheduled hearings.
United States
3 Feb 2016
Documents Every College Student Should Consider Before Leaving Home
Q: My daughter is heading off to college in a few short weeks. Are there any legal documents she should to have in place before she leaves?
United States
5 Aug 2015
Supreme Court Upholds ACA Federal Exchange Subsidies
The legal issue before the Court was the validity of Internal Revenue Service regulations that allow premium subsidies to individuals enrolled in a health plan through exchanges operated by a State...
United States
1 Jul 2015
Anti-Kickback Statute
The Anti-Kickback Statute is a federal law meant to protect patients and federal health care programs like Medicare from fraud and abuse.
United States
31 Mar 2015
HIPAA One Year Later: Is Your Law Firm Complying?
Since it was enacted in 1996, discussion and confusion concerning the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") has been ongoing.
United States
22 Sep 2014
Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Hobby Lobby: Decides That A Corporation May Hold Religious Beliefs
On June 30, 2014 the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby in a controversial 5-4 decision.
United States
29 Jul 2014
Physician, Heal Thyself: Health Care Providers Continue To Be At Significant Risk For Discrimination Claims And Employee Lawsuits
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has kept no secret about its intent to target health care providers under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
United States
23 Jul 2014
Preparing For Health Care Needs
Q. My elderly, long-divorced father has ignored making any legal preparations for his care down the road. He is still healthy, but in his 80's. How can I convince him to prepare the documents we need to ensure that he'll be cared for?
United States
28 Nov 2013
New Rules Governing Wellness Plans
My company wants to incentivize our employees to get healthy.
United States
17 Sep 2013
The Final HIPAA Rule Has Been Issued: Should Employers Care?
The first thing a company should determine to assess whether this new rule will impact it is whether it is a "covered entity" or "business associate" of a covered entity under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
United States
1 Jul 2013
Providing Health Coverage To Employees Under The Affordable Care Act
It is essential for large employers such as yours to keep accurate records of hours worked by employees so coverage decisions can be verified if an audit occurs.
United States
7 May 2013
Recent Omnibus Rule Expands Reach Of HIPAA
By now you may have heard the news about a number of changes on the horizon for the Health Insurance Portability and Protection Act.
United States
7 May 2013
Notifying Patients Of Dissolution Of New Hampshire Physician's Practice
Q: I am a physician in a small practice, which will be dissolved next year. How far in advance, and by what means of communication should I notify my patients of the change?
United States
28 Mar 2013
What Health Care Reform Means For New Hampshire Employers In 2013 And 2014
National health care reform became a reality in March of 2010 by the passage of two pieces of federal legislation, "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" and the "Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010."
United States
4 Mar 2013
Bar News: Working With Therapists - What You Need To Know - 4/2008
A discussion on the awareness of attorneys about the basic legal and ethical obligations that govern when working with health professionals.
United States
18 Feb 2013
Healthcare Review: Therapists And The Law - What You Need To Know - 9/2008
A discussion on the legal and ethical guidelines a therapist should be aware of.
United States
18 Feb 2013
Health Care Reform Law
I read that the Health Care Reform Law requires businesses with 50 employees to provide health insurance to all full-time employees in 2014.
United States
15 Oct 2012
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