Restricting Reproductive Rights During the War on Drugs: Intersectional Regimes of Surveillance and Criminalization That Harm Us All

Bill of Health

Health law and policy in the United States are, in many senses, driven by a desire to control. Jackson Women’s Health Organization , which ended a constitutionally recognized right to abortion. The Intersection of Criminalization of Pregnancy & Drug Use.

Steps to Take If You Receive an OIG Subpoena from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Health Law Firm Blog

Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issues investigative subpoenas through the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A.,

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Carceral Health Care Is Designed to Fail

Bill of Health

Modern history is littered with examples of disease outbreaks in carceral spaces, including tuberculosis, influenza, and MRSA. Like these earlier carceral pandemics, the over 620,000 COVID-19 infections and 3,100 related deaths among incarcerated individuals to date simply expose how U.S.

Steps to Take If You Receive an OIG Subpoena from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Health Law Firm Blog

Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issues investigative subpoenas through the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A.,

HHS Warns HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates That Use of Website Cookies, Pixels and Other Tracking Technology May Violate HIPAA Rules

Health Law Advisor

On December 1, 2022, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. These technologies generally operate in the background of a web session and may collect information automatically as the user visits a website. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Patricia M.

Department of Health and Human Services Issues Request for Information on Cybersecurity Standards

Health Care Law Brief

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has issued a formal request for information from the public about how regulated entities are implementing industry recognized security practices. Department of Health and Human Services

Synthetic Cannabinoids and the Lack of Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Carceral Settings

Bill of Health

This article focuses on one substance of growing popularity in carceral settings: synthetic cannabinoids (SC), which are frequently referred to as K2 or spice. While little is known about their long-term health effects, data from Europe suggests these are highly addictive substances.

Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in Kids: Collaboration and Technology Are Key

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Serrah Linares, Vice President of Partner Sales at Change Healthcare , and Rachel Mack Robinson, Founder and President at DotCom Therapy. Today in the U.S., nearly one in five children experience a mental health disorder. The U.S.

Telehealth: Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in Kids

HIT Consultant

Serrah Linares, VP of Partnerships, Change Healthcare. Children in America were increasingly struggling with mental health before COVID-19 , but the pandemic compounded an already growing crisis. Today in the U.S., nearly one in five children experience a mental health disorder.

July 2022 Semi-Annual Health IT Market Review

HIT Consultant

Act III of COVID: Navigating the Crosscurrents of Post-Inflation. 2022 ushered in Act III of the market’s latest transitionary period: The Post-Inflation Era. Since 2008, the US economy functioned with remarkably low inflation and interest rates. HEALTH IT MARKET TRENDS.

Bicycle Health & Evernorth Partner to Expand Access to Virtual Opioid Use Disorder Treatment?

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Bicycle Health , today announced that its high-quality, evidence-based virtual opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment is now part of Evernorth’s behavioral health network. Evernorth is the health services business of Cigna Corporation.

Weathering the Climate Crisis: The Health Benefits and Policy Challenges of Home Weatherization

Bill of Health

Weatherization serves as an important yet strikingly neglected tool not only to meet vulnerable communities’ energy needs, but also to combat the negative health effects associated with the climate crisis. Department of Energy — a modest but nonetheless important savings.

The Institutionalization Missing Data Problem

Bill of Health

One of the most important lessons from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic needs to be about health surveillance of marginalized health populations — indeed, “who counts depends on who is counted.”. Scholars have expressed concern for years that the U.S. However, the U.S.

Native Reproductive Justice: Practices and Policies from Relinquishment to Family Preservation

Bill of Health

Adoption can be, and frequently is, a celebrated extension of kinship ties within Native communities. But we cannot ignore the historical context of adoption as a tool to empty tribal communities and delete tribal cultures. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, et al.

The Twin Toll of Peripheral Artery Disease and Diabetes on Minority Communities

HIT Consultant

Elizabeth Hogan Hamacher, MHL, BSN, RN, VP of Clinical Services and Support, Podimetrics. Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States, with more than 34 million individuals living with the condition.

7 Health IT Industry Outlook Report Trends to Watch in 2022

HIT Consultant

Now, IT staff burnout has escalated into major career jumps, with many hospital IT departments struggling to fill talent gaps from high turnover. Key Trends from the Health IT Industry Outlook Report in 2022. According to the U.S.

RxLive Raises $5M for Population Health Telepharmacy Solutions

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – RxLive , a provider of population health pharmacy solutions, today announced a $5 million Series A funding round led by SpringTide with participation by Cardinal Health. RxLive has raised a total of $8 million to date.

HIMSS Delivers 9 Recommendations for Strengthening Primary Healthcare

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: This week, The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) responded to a Request for Information (RFI) from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health on the HHS Initiative to Strengthen Primary Healthcare.

Achieving Economic Security for Disabled People During COVID-19 and Beyond

Bill of Health

According to the U.S. Census Bureau , people with disabilities have low rates of employment, low median annual earnings, and high rates of poverty. According to the U.S. Disability Justice has been called the “ second wave ” of the disability rights movement.

A Mind Is A Terrible __ To Waste

Bill of Health

I’ve often referred to the mind as a womb, or a laboratory of life, not a “thing,” but rather a place where thoughts and ideas are conceived. I didn’t have a front row seat in the Colosseum to this American tragedy; I was one of the 2.3

Enacting Care Coordination Policy to Curb the Drug Epidemic

HIT Consultant

Vatsala Kapur, Senior Director of Government Affairs at Bamboo Health. The U.S. With a post-pandemic spotlight on mental health and substance use disorder challenges, Congress and the Biden administration are working on multiple plans to address these issues.

The Beginning of the End of Federalism As We Know It Here on Earth One and Earth 616?

Bill of Health

Friday’s emergency hearing by the Supreme Court regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) vaccine-or-test mandate was extraordinary both in that it happened at all and what took place. It violates the rights of an individual impacted by the action. If the U.S.

Sanctions and penalties for hiring excluded individuals in healthcare 

YouCompli

Do your hiring managers and Human Resources colleagues know what to look for? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) has the authority to exclude individuals and entities from federally funded healthcare programs.

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Interview: Erich Scheunemann, Assistant Fire Chief, Anchorage Fire Department

HIPAA Journal

HIPAA Journal is conducting interviews with healthcare professionals and service providers to find out more about their compliance journeys, how the HIPAA Rules have affected their working lives, and the successes and challenges they have faced with HIPAA compliance.

Florida Surgeon Gets 7 Years for Committing $28 Million in Health Care Fraud

The Health Law Firm Blog

Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On November 18, 2021, a Tallahassee surgeon was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for committing health care fraud, conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and aggravated identity theft. By George F. Indest III, J.D.,

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Florida Surgeon Handed Seven Years in Prison for $28 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

The Health Law Firm Blog

Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On November 18, 2021, a Tallahassee surgeon was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for committing health care fraud, conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and aggravated identity theft. By George F. Indest III, J.D.,

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HHS Announces Investments For Health Information Exchanges

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity to expand and accelerate innovative uses of electronic health information via health information exchanges (HIEs) to support state and local […]. Editorial HIEs U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS

HHS Extends Comment Period For Proposed Rules To Improve the Interoperability of Electronic Health Information

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it is extending the public comment period by 30 days for two proposed regulations aimed at promoting the interoperability of health information technology (health IT) and enabling patients to electronically access their health information.

Prenuvo Raises $70M Series A Led By Felicis to Reimagine Preventive Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

Funding comes on the heels of rapid growth, including clinic opening in Los Angeles, Calif. Springer, Lasker award recipient; Anne Wojcicki, CEO of 23&Me; Steel Perlot, with Eric Schmidt as chairman; entrepreneur Rande Gerber; and wellness investor, supermodel, and actress, Cindy Crawford.

The Critical Shift in ASC EHR Adoption: Overcoming Barriers

HIT Consultant

Maura Cash RN, BSN, CASC, VP of Clinical Strategies for HST Pathways. Electronic health records (EHRs) are one of many health IT advancements in recent years, and they prove to have a significant impact on both providers and patients alike.

Challenged in Court: Dispute Resolution Rules in Second Federal No Surprises Act Interim Final Regulations

Health Law Advisor

On September 30, 2021, the federal Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services issued “Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part II ,” the second in a series of interim final regulations (the “Second NSA Rules”) implementing the No Surprises Act (“NSA”).

Friendly Tech and Compassionate Humans Drive Innovative Interventions to Help the Chronically Lonely

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Cindy Jordan, CEO at Pyx Health. The idea of loneliness as something that impacts health isn’t novel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) links it to serious health conditions.

Breaking Down the Implications of New No Surprises Act Regulations

HIT Consultant

The importance of the No Surprises Act (NSA) cannot be overstated, as surprise medical bills have long been burdensome for patients in the U.S. In fact, more than half of all U.S. It is business as usual for all other components of the No Surprises Act.

OIG Shines a Spotlight on Nursing Homes, Opioid Misuse, and Health Equity in the FY2022 Semiannual Report

Healthcare Law Blog

On December 5, 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services (“ HHS ”), Office of Inspector General (“ OIG ”), released their Semiannual Report to Congress for the period beginning on April 1, 2022, and ending on September 30, 2022 (the “ Semiannual Report ”). [1].

Mitigating Healthcare Cyber Risk Through Vendor Management

HIT Consultant

Nathalie Feria, Manager at Kaufman Rossin’s Risk Advisory Services. Daniel Rosenberg, Manager at Kaufman Rossin’s Risk Advisory Services. While the U.S. Recently North Broward Hospital District (Broward Health) notified OCR of a breach affecting 1.3

We All Stand to Benefit from Biden’s $2 Billion Bet on the Bioeconomy

Bill of Health

On September 12, 2022, President Biden signed an executive order , launching a “whole-of-government approach to advance biotechnology and biomanufacturing.” But who stands to benefit from this large commitment of federal money? Statistical analysis of the bioeconomy.

Proposal to Overhaul Privacy Law Governing Substance Use Disorder Treatment Records

Healthcare Law Blog

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has announced proposed changes (the “Proposed Rule”) to 42 C.F.R. Allowing use of a single patient consent for future uses and disclosures of SUD Records and expanding redisclosure options.

Finding Our Way Out of the Pandemic Haze: What Telehealth Tools Are Medicare Providers Allowed to Keep, and Which Must They Leave Behind?

Healthcare Law Blog

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Medicare coverage expanded to include a vast arsenal of tools that help patients access medical services while keeping patients and practitioners safe. Department of Health & Human Services (“HHS”) declared a Public Health Emergency (the “PHE”).

Amino Launches its Healthcare Guidance Platform in Spanish

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Amino , the leading employer-sponsored healthcare guidance platform, is adding Spanish Language capabilities and Mental Health providers. This will allow employees to easily find in-network mental health providers in either English or Spanish.

Can AI Make Healthcare Human Again? Dr. Topol Says “Yes”

Health Populi

” Dr. Verghese asserts this in his forward to Deep Medicine , Dr. Eric Topol’s latest work which explores the promise of artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data, and robotics — three legs of the Fourth Industrial Age stool. [If If you don’t know the work of Dr. Verghese, and since you’re reading the Health Populi blog, you must get to know Dr. V now. ” The U.S. Deep learning AI complements human learning, Dr. T asserts.

Flaws in the Textualist Argument Against the CDC Mask Mandate

Bill of Health

In Health Freedom Defense Fund, Inc. Biden , the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida ruled that the U.S. Our team — of linguists, social scientists, philosophers of language, and lawyers — took a second look. Ass’n of Realtors, 141, S.

How to Be Removed from the OIG Exclusion List

Verisys

Federal payments for healthcare services account for 28% of all healthcare spending in the United States. Payments from Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, CHIP, and other federal programs are a significant source of funds for nearly every healthcare organization and provider.

Tips For Preventing Ransomware Among U.S. Hospitals and Healthcare Providers

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. In October 2020 a joint advisory by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Department of Health and Human Services and the FBI noted there is a […].