September 2019

The Medicare Home Health Patient Driven Grouping Model: New Requirements for Home Health Care

The Medicare Home Health Patient Driven Grouping Model (PDGM), the most significant change to how agencies are reimbursed for home health services in 20 years, takes effect on January 1, 2020. Predicting the financial impact in transitioning to this new mo…

May 2019

Tips for Recreational Marijuana Use Policies in “Social Model” Assisted Living Residences

As more states consider legalizing recreational marijuana, assisted living residences (ALRs) face a unique challenge: residents that chose to use this product.  Formal guidance regarding how ALRs should address a resident’s use of recreational marijuana…

February 2019

Doctor Who Gave Drug Representative Electronic Medical Record Access Begins Probation & Expresses Remorse for Criminal Act

Laura B. Angelini provides her insights in a recent article about a recent case regarding the False Claims Act, where a doctor violated HIPAA upon sharing protected health information with a representative from a pharmaceuticals company.

September 2018

Recovery, Regulated: Compliance is Imperative for Addiction Treatment Programs

As the opioid crisis deepens—with more than two million Americans said to be dependent on prescription pain pills and street drugs—opioid treatment centers are part of a burgeoning industry estimated to reach over $42 billion by 2021. The 21st Century …

July 2018

Criminal prosecution for violating HIPAA: an emerging threat to health care professionals

This article originally appeared on STAT on July 2, 2018.The term “HIPAA violation” can conjure up images of large-scale data breaches. But health care providers need to be aware that, in the midst of the federal government’s increased focus on frau…

June 2018

Pennsylvania Health Network Accuses Hospital of Running Racket

Laura B. Angelini provide their perspective on the latest update surrounding a Pennsylvania hospital accused of fraud.A large Pennsylvania hospital network is invoking a statute intended to deal with organized crime in claiming another hospital fraudulentl…