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Category Archives: Health Care

  1. New Guidance on Patient Privacy: HHS addresses how Dobbs affects protected health information

    Campanella Law Office Statement on the United States Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:  Campanella Law Office believes that there is a wholly valid constitutionally legal basis and deep-seated precedent for a federal constitutional right to privacy for all Americans, specifically including in healthcare and private decisions about health care that…

  2. SAVE Act Introduced: New Federal Legislation Addresses Dire Need to Protect Hospital Personnel From Violence

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On June 7, 2022, bipartisan legislation was introduced to the United States House of Representatives that addresses a rising level of hospital violence and its effect on quality care. The Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act (H.R. 7961), addresses the need to provide our healthcare employees with a…

  3. United States Department of Justice continues its crusade against Healthcare Fraud: A highlight on MSO relationships

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last year the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) reported recovering more than $5.6 billion in settlements and judgments related to cases involving fraud and false claims against the government.  The majority of the cases involved the healthcare industry and included situations wherein actors were found to have entered into unlawful…

  4. Advisory Opinion No. 22-04: Office of Inspector General Opines Favorably on Contingency Management Program

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Earlier this year, the Office of Inspector General issued an advisory opinion that determined use of an app-based contingency management program to support addiction recovery was permissible and did not run afoul of  the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and Beneficiary Inducement Prohibition (BIP). Contingency management is the use of positive reinforcement…

  5. Senate Bill No. 760: Pending New Jersey legislation would expand the existing New Jersey Health Care Profile to include all health care professionals

    By Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last week, Senate Bill No. 760 was unanimously approved by the Senate Commerce Committee.  If enacted, the bill would expand the scope of the New Jersey Health Care Consumer Information Act (the Act) to include all licensed health care professionals as defined by the New Jersey Health Care Professional Responsibility and…

  6. No Surprises Act: What Providers Should Know About the New Patient Protection Legislation

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On December 27, 2020, H.R. 133 (116th), better known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, was signed into law.  Included therein, was a key consumer protection law designed to shield patients from receiving unexpected, and often exorbitant, out-of-network medical bills.  Effective as of January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act…

  7. Check Us Out: Campanella Law Office is on YouTube

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Did you know that Campanella Law Office LLC has its own YouTube channel?  Containing a carefully curated playlist of webinars hosted by special guests and strategic partners, our channel recognizes that our clients appreciate the ability to stay informed through a variety of online platforms. Specifically selected by our principal…

  8. Assembly Bill No. 4205: New Jersey enters into the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On Friday, September 24, 2021, Governor Murphy approved Assembly Bill No. 4205, making New Jersey the 16th state to enter into the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact. The Compact provides an avenue for psychological services to be offered across state borders.  Designed to facilitate the practice of telepsychology and the in-person, face-to-face…

  9. President Biden Announces New Vaccine Mandate for Businesses: OSHA is asked to use “Emergency Temporary Standard” authority to expedite process

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Earlier this month, President Biden announced that the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) must promulgate a rule mandating all employers with 100 or more employees to either require workers to get a COVID-19 vaccine or produce a weekly negative test result before reporting to work.   This…

  10. Telehealth and Telemedicine Reminder: Registration Applications are due by October 15, 2021

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On July 13, 2021, the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) adopted new regulations that require all telemedicine and telehealth organizations providing services in New Jersey to submit a registration application before October 15, 2021.   The newly codified Registration Standards for Telemedicine and Telehealth Organizations (N.J.A.C. 8:53) implement certain provisions of…