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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 18, 2018

Billing Pennsylvania Medicaid for Nursing Facility Residents’ Medicare Part B Copays Ruled as Impermissible Balance Billing

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has upheld an order of the Department of Human Services (“DHS”) disallowing a nursing facility’s practice of billing Medicaid for Medicare cost-sharing amounts of dual eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) residents.  See Mulberry Square Elder Care v. D.H.S.» Read More

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