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New Opioid Law

By |2018-07-19T12:07:47+00:00July 19, 2018|Resources and Insights|

On March 19, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 21 into law, which increases the regulation of prescriptions for controlled substances and expands the use of the Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (“PDMP”).   This new law became effective on July 1, 2018. Limits for Prescriptions for Controlled Substances for Treatment for Acute Pain Prescriptions [...]

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Modifier 25 On The Government’s Radar… Again

By |2018-07-17T12:06:24+00:00July 17, 2018|Resources and Insights|

Federal Government scrutiny over healthcare providers’ use of CPT Code Modifier 25 is not new, but we are seeing an uptick in enforcement.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”), has targeted the use of Modifier 25 in its yearly work plans. The OIG’s yearly work plans outline the [...]

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Clinical Lab Licensure Update

By |2018-07-11T13:32:03+00:00July 11, 2018|Resources and Insights|

On March 20, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 622 into law, which made significant changes relevant to clinical laboratories governed by the Agency for Health Care Administration (“AHCA”).  This law became effective July 1, 2018. Previously, facilities performing any “non-waived” clinical laboratory testing (i.e., testing using a microscope) had to obtain a state [...]

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Direct Primary Care

By |2018-06-27T19:55:10+00:00June 27, 2018|Resources and Insights|

On March 24, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 37 into law specifying that direct primary care agreements are not insurance. Under direct primary care agreements, primary care providers enter into private contracts with their patients and charge them monthly fees in advance of providing services, with no third-party billing. This law is effective [...]

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Health Care Clinic Certificate of Exemption

By |2018-06-26T14:00:31+00:00June 26, 2018|Resources and Insights|

On March 20, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 622 into law, which made significant changes relevant to various health care facilities governed by the Agency for Health Care Administration (“AHCA”).  This law is effective July 1, 2018. One change is with regards to the health care clinic certificate of exemption. A health care [...]

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30,000 Foot View: Asset Sale vs. Stock Sale

By |2016-10-05T10:31:19+00:00October 5, 2016|Resources and Insights|

You have been running your business for years, perhaps even decades, and the time has come for you to transition the business to someone else. The buyer of your business could take a variety of forms, such as a key employee, family member, a competitor in your particular industry or a private equity group. Regardless [...]

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New HHS Guidance Suggests EMR Vendors and Other Business Associates Cannot Hold Protected Health Information Hostage

By |2016-10-05T10:14:04+00:00October 5, 2016|Resources and Insights|

The Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") recently issued guidance regarding the practice of a Business Associate cutting off a Covered Entity's access to Protected Health Information ("PHI"). This may occur when a healthcare provider refuses to pay its electronic medical records (“EMR”) vendor or when the provider decides to switch vendors. The EMR vendor may [...]

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Government Using Data Analysis to Target Providers

By |2016-10-05T06:33:55+00:00October 5, 2016|Resources and Insights|

In May 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) created the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT). The HEAT initiative is a multi-agency team of federal, state, and local investigators that use data analysis techniques to fight health care fraud, such as data mining, predictive [...]

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Healthcare Providers Required to Implement Non-Discrimination Practices under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

By |2016-10-05T06:33:28+00:00October 5, 2016|Resources and Insights|

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age by any health care program or activity which receives federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services. It is the first Federal civil rights law to broadly prohibit sex...

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RezLegal Newsletters

By |2016-08-01T10:14:16+00:00August 1, 2016|Resources and Insights|

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age by any health care program or activity which receives federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services.  It is the first Federal civil rights law to broadly prohibit sex discrimination in health [...]

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Common Pitfalls When Branding your Business

By |2016-06-29T20:49:44+00:00June 29, 2016|Resources and Insights|

Most business owners can agree on one thing:  the importance of a business plan.  Most business owners, however, often overlook the importance of incorporating trademark protection into a business plan.  Whether your company is a start-up or a business that has been in existence for years, incorporating adequate trademark protection into your business plan can [...]

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