April 2018

Innovative Treatment Models for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care

This article was originally published by the Journal of Health Care Finance, and later shared on LinkedIn Pulse with a brief audio interview.Over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia (AD).  As the “Baby Boomer…

Recent Lawsuit by Department Of Defense Reflects Possible Legal Risk for Private Equity Firms Involved In the Health Sector

A recent lawsuit filed by the U. S. Department of Defense highlights potential legal risk for private equity firms based on health care regulatory violations committed by firm portfolio companies. The complaint (United States ex rel. Medrano and Lopez v. D…

March 2018

Massachusetts FY2018 Budget Ushers In New Requirement of Licensure For Home Health Agencies in the State

In July of 2017, Massachusetts Governor Baker signed the FY2018 budget, which includes changes to the state’s public health landscape. One of them is a new state law requiring all home health agencies operating in Massachusetts to hold a license issued b…

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division Nominee Promises to Focus on False Claims Act Enforcement in Combating the Opioid Epidemic

For organizations and individuals in the health care and life sciences sectors, fraud-related exposure is one of the most significant risks to be managed because it can have a profound detrimental impact on legal standing, finances, and reputation. Among t…

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Expands Medicare Coverage for Telehealth Services

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (the “Act”) greatly expands Medicare coverage for telehealth services and signals a shift in longstanding federal policies on the subject of telehealth care.  Signed into law on February 9, 2018, Section 50323 of the …

December 2017

Privacy Matters: Protect Your Patients When They Point and Click

As hospitals and providers increasingly connect with their patients through technology and turn to mobile health apps to help manage patient care, it can be difficult to determine what federal laws, if any, may apply to the collection of health information…