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.

October 2018

The Doctor Will Stream You Now. Will Medicare Cover It?

There’s no question that the laws of the land—state and federal—historically have not maximized the use of telehealth and telemedicine in care. From a patchwork of state regulations to inconsistencies in the use of coverage parity and very limited ad…

Congress Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Address the Opioid Crisis

On October 3, the Senate passed the compromise opioid bill package that had been approved by the House on September 28. This sweeping legislation, known as the “SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act" (the "Act"), received overwhelming approval in both…

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 …

United States Senate Passes Comprehensive Opioid Legislation

On September 17, the United States Senate passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 in a near-unanimous vote. The bill, which would disburse almost $8 billion, covers broad categories of action designed to address the national opioid crisis, including …