For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has updated the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations (42 C.F.R. Part 2).
Over one year after the biggest statutory change in Medicare provider-based billing, Congress enacted the 21st Century Cures Act (the Cures Act) on December 13, 2016, providing relief to certain hospitals impacted by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the BBA).
In October, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released new guidance for covered entities and business associates that utilize cloud computing for data storage, software, or online access to shared resources and contract with cloud service providers (CSPs) for the service.
On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit overturned a district court order denying a request by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the state of Illinois (collectively, the government) to preliminarily enjoin a merger between two Chicago-area health systems, Advocate Health Care Network (Advocate) and NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) (collectively, the hospitals).
Last Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed a Pennsylvania district court’s decision denying a preliminary injunction in the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s (collectively, the government) challenge to a merger between Pinnacle Health System (Pinnacle) and Penn State Hershey Medical Center (Hershey) (collectively the hospitals).
Vorys health care lawyers, Robin Canowitz and Shannon Majoras, co-authored an article for American Health Lawyers Association Behavioral Health Task Force titled “An Analysis of Legal Issues—Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, Part II: Consent for Behavioral Health Treatment by Minors.”
Jolie Havens, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and chair of the health care group, authored an article for Becker’s Hospital Review titled “Significant Reduction to Hospital Provider-Based Reimbursement Looms For New, Off Campus Sites.”
On Tuesday, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) published a proposed rule which would amend the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations, found in 42 C.F.R. Part 2.
Jolie Havens, the chair of the firm’s health care group, and Stephanie Angeloni, an associate in the health care group, co-authored an article for Crain’s Cleveland Business titled “Legislative Action Impacting Medicare Provider-Based Payment Means Big Change for Hospitals.”
Recently the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced three settlements to resolve investigations into potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Ohio’s biennial budget bill for FY 2016-2017 (Am. Sub. H.B. 64) added Section 5124.70 to the Ohio Revised Code. This section, which was effective September 29, 2015, prohibits, with limited exceptions , an ICF/IID from allowing more than two residents to share a sleeping room.
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the Act) was enacted just days ago. When the Act takes effect, it will materially reduce reimbursement for new, off campus hospital outpatient departments (OPD), such as hospital-based clinics.
Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published proposed rules relative to Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) that may increase access to Medicaid behavioral health services through Medicaid managed care programs.
In a much anticipated opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld an Idaho district court’s order mandating the unwind of a merger between two health care providers in Nampa, Idaho after determining that the merger violated § 7 of the Clayton Act. In the wake of the FTC’s recent and heightened enforcement in the health care industry, St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Nampa, Inc. v. St. Luke’s Health System, Ltd., No. 14-35173, (9th Cir. Feb. 10, 2015), offers important insight into the hotly debated interplay between the integration encouraged under the Affordable Care Act and the operation of federal antitrust laws.
New U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulations concerning the companionship services exemption to the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) were scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2015.
According to a recent Department of Justice press release regarding annual False Claims Act (FCA) recoveries, FCA recoveries continue to skyrocket, in keeping with the trend in recent years. 2014 marks the third straight year in which the Department of Justice has announced a record-setting annual recovery.