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Oct 25, 2018

Consequences for HIPAA Violations Don’t Stop When a Business Closes

In a recent case, Filefax, a medical record storage, maintenance, and delivery company, paid the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) $100,000 to settle claims of HIPAA violations even after the company went out of business. » Read More

Sep 28, 2018

Continued Uncertainty of Provider-Based Status in Space Sharing Arrangements

Space sharing and co-location arrangements have been popular service delivery models for hospitals and independent physician practices.  These arrangements enhance patient convenience, improve continuity of care and present cost sharing benefits to the parties involved.  However, Medicare rules related to hospital provider-based department status and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) Guidance Regarding Hospital Outpatient Department – Shared Space arrangements have severely limited what space sharing arrangements will continue to qualify under Medicare’s Hospital Outpatient Department (HOPD) billing rules.» Read More

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