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Tag Archives: HealthCareLaw

  1. New York Adopts Full Practice Authority Legislation for Nurse Practitioners

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Earlier this month, with the passing of its budget, New York became the 25th state to grant full and independent practice authority to nurse practitioners (NPs).  Intended to promote access to care, help attract and retain nurses, and address healthcare disparities among different communities, the new legislation  eliminates regulatory barriers…

  2. 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…

  3. HIPAA Safe Harbor Bill Signed Into Law: OCR to consider mitigation efforts when evaluating HIPAA violations

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On January 5, 2021, the President signed H.R. 7898 – the HIPAA Safe Harbor Bill – into law.  The new legislation amends the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act; addressing health information technology as it relates to security practices.  The full text of the new public law…

  4. HIPAA Compliance: Important Information for Providers and Covered Entities regarding the Minor Patient

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. In New Jersey, any individual under the age of 18 is a minor.  Despite the existing crises climate created by the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians, providers and covered entities have a continuing responsibility to be mindful of certain privacy issues when caring for patients who have not yet reached the legal…

  5. P.L. 2017, Chapter 283 revisited: New Jersey Assembly proposes extension to deadline for surgical practices to meet licensure requirements.

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. The New Jersey Assembly has introduced legislation that would extend the deadline by which one-room surgical practices must be licensed.  If approved, A1989, will toll the effective date of the original “One-Room Bill“, to July 1, 2020. Approved in 2018, the original bill was meant to take effect the following year,…

  6. Proposed Rule Open For Public Comment through December 31, 2019: One Step Forward In the Department of Health and Human Services’ Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care

    By:  Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. Last month, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) published a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.”  The proposed rule, entitled “Revisions to the Safe Harbors Under the Anti-Kickback Statute and Civil Monetary Penalty Rules Regarding Beneficiary Inducements,” (84 FR 55694) is part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ “Regulatory…

  7. ELIMINATING KICKBACKS IN RECOVERY ACT OF 2018 (“EKRA”)

    IMPORTANT REGULATORY UPDATES! Last month, the federal government passed the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018, which, in pertinent part, significantly revises and restricts the ways in which laboratories, clinical treatment facilities and recovery homes can compensate employees and contractors. Most significantly, employees of any such facilities, even if they previously fell into the…

  8. 2019 CMS PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE SOLIDIFIES STARK CHANGES

    IMPORTANT REGULATORY UPDATES! Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published their long awaited 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Final Rule. One important regulatory element of the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Final Rule confirmed and finalized changes to the Stark Law, originally made in February, with the passage of the…

  9. SPECIAL ALERT – NEW JERSEY PHARMACEUTICAL BILL’S IMPENDING UPDATES

    By Gina L. Campanella, Esq., FACHE Due in no small part to the tireless efforts of our New Jersey state medical society lobbyists, several modifications to the Limitations on and Obligations Associated with Prescriber Acceptance of Compensation from Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (the “Pharma Regs”) have been published in the August 6, 2018 New Jersey Register. The…

  10. POWER OF THE PURSE PODCAST: EPISODE 35: HOW TO NAVIGATE THE WORLDS OF LAW AND MEDICINE

    Use the following link to listen to Episode 35 of the Power of the Purse Podcast featuring our own Gina L. Campanella! “Good afternoon, everyone. My name is Lynn S. Evans, and I am the host of Power of the Purse Podcast. There was a time in my life not too long ago, when I…