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Category Archives: Health Care

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard: OSHA acts to ensure continued protection of healthcare employees

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On June 21, 2021, OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)   was published in the Federal Register.  Fueled by concerns over divergent approaches to workplace safety taken by state and local governments, the healthcare industry specific regulations were issued in conjunction with updated guidance  for other industries. The ETS is…

  9. H.R. 3173: Cutting the Pre-Authorization Red Tape Currently Strangling Patient Care

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last month, United States Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, introduced the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2021, for consideration.  If successful, this new law would amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act in order to address prior authorization practices with the goal of streamlining the process in order…

  10. Assembly Bill No. 3548: New Jersey Prioritizes Adolescent Mental Health

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On April 30, 2021, Gov. Phil Murphy signed A3548 (P.L. 2021, c.73) into law. It requires insurance coverage for expenses incurred in screening adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 for major depressive disorder. This disorder can profoundly affect children during their formative adolescent years which are crucial to…