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WEBINAR: Breach, Enforcement and Beyond: HIPAA Breach Notification Analysis and OCR Enforcement Activities >
September 17, 2014

The Trend of Stricter State Data Breach Laws Continues with Florida, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 19 - Focus on HIPAA/Privacy

A New Sheriff in Town: Federal Trade Commission Enforcement of Medical Information Security, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 19 - Focus on HIPAA/Privacy

Medigap Policy Contract with Preferred Hospital Networks Approved by OIG, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 19 - Focus on HIPAA/Privacy

"Negligent Lending" - Is the Pendulum Swinging Back? >
September 11, 2014

CMS Waves Partial White Flag in Appeals of Payment Status Denials, Payment Matters >
September 5, 2014

PODCAST: Tips on Controlling Exploding Construction Project Documentation >
September 2014

PODCAST: How to Avoid Losing Privileges During a Government Investigation - Ten Practical Tips >
September 2014

Laboratory Discount Arrangements Survive Antikickback Statute Scrutiny, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 18

Specialty Pharmacy Per-fill Fee Rejected by OIG, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 18

OMHA Announces Two New Programs to Process Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Hearings More Efficiently, Payment Matters >
August 21, 2014

Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act May Result in More Patients for Medicare Providers, Payment Matters >
August 21, 2014

Overview of the FY 2015 IRF Final Rule, Payment Matters >
August 21, 2014

Discount Drug Program Passes OIG Scrutiny, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 17

New Federal Health Care Facility Regulations Could Mean More Construction Work, Construction OberView >
August 2014

New DC Construction Codes Take Effect, Construction OberView >
August 2014

Recently Signed Executive Order Imposes New Restrictions on Federal Contractors, Construction OberView >
August 2014

Data Driven Part Two: How to Use Data to Achieve an "Effective" Internal Investigation >
August 11, 2014

Choose Your Words Wisely: The Allegations in a Construction Defect Complaint >
August 7, 2014

CMS Publishes FY 2015 Final IPPS Rule, Payment Matters >
August 7, 2014

CMS Retracts Hospice Preauthorization Requirements for Part D Drugs, Payment Matters >
August 7, 2014

Apathetic No More [Commentary] >
August 5, 2014

PODCAST: How to Implement a Document Preservation Notice While Under Government Investigation - Ten Practical Steps >
August 2014

Contractors Beware - Be Careful in Settling a Construction Defect Claim Without Your Insurer's Prior Consent >
August 2014

A Landlord's Guide to Landlord's Waivers: Five Potential Pitfalls For Landlords to Consider >
August 1, 2014

Data Driven Part One: How to Use Data to Achieve an "Effective" Internal Investigation >
August 1, 2014

PODCAST: Claim Settlement Can Jeopardize Insurance Coverage >
August 2014

New Federal Fire Safety Regulations Could Mean Changes for Health Care Facilities, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 16

New Baltimore City Law Limits Employee Criminal Record Checks: How Health Care Employers Are Affected, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 16

New Clarifications Affect Physician and Hospital Medicare Part B Billing for Services Provided by Nursing and Other Staff "Incident to" Physician's Services >
July 30, 2014

WEBINAR: Preparing for the HITECH September Deadline - Tips for Negotiating Effective Business Associate Agreements under HIPAA >
July 29, 2014

PODCAST: Preparing for a HIPAA Breach - Tips from the Trenches >
July 28, 2014

CMS Publishes Proposed 2015 OPPS and ASC Payment Rule, Payment Matters >
July 24, 2014

OIG Determines $4.3 Million Improperly Paid to LTCHs for Interrupted Stays in 2010 and 2011, Payment Matters >
July 24, 2014

New Baltimore City Law Limits Employee Criminal Record Check >
July 23, 2014

Proposed "Buy American" Regulations Complicate Doing Business with the State of Maryland >
July 18, 2014

Worthless Services / Substandard Quality of Care Criminal Prosecutions May Be on the Rise, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 15 - Focus on White Collar

CMS Proposes Relief for HH Face-to-Face and Therapy Reassessment Requirements, Payment Matters >
July 10, 2014

AMA Issues Telemedicine Guidelines, Payment Matters >
July 10, 2014

CMS Announces Provider Relations Coordinator for RAC and MAC Issues, Payment Matters >
July 10, 2014

Privilege Upheld for Internal Investigation Preceding False Claims Act Litigation, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 14

OIG Special Fraud Alert Questions Laboratory Payments to Physicians, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 14

Jury Verdict Against Millennium Provides Insight on Definition of Remuneration, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 14

PODCAST: Construction Subcontracting - Practical and Legal Tips >
Summer 2014

9100 Relief: It May Not Be Too Late After All >
July 1, 2014

7 Guidelines for Physician Marketing After the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act >
June 26, 2014

HHS to Continue Enforcing Orphan Drug Exclusion from 340B Program, Payment Matters >
June 26, 2014

Home Health Face-to-Face: Continuing Deficiencies and Possible Relief, Payment Matters >
June 26, 2014

The Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol: Settlement and Enforcement Trends >
June 19, 2014

Proposed Hospice Rule Focuses on Unbundling of Services, Payment Matters >
June 12, 2014

CMS Issues Cost Savings Reforms to Medicare Regulatory Requirements, Payment Matters >
June 12, 2014

A Primer on Technological Advances in E-Discovery >
June 11, 2014

Medicare Proposes Prior Authorization Process for Certain DMEPOS Items, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 12

PRRB Issues Alert Requiring Supplementation of Record in DSH Cases, Payment Matters >
June 2, 2014

Changes Proposed to PRRB Dissatisfaction Requirement, Payment Matters >
June 2, 2014

Medicare's LTCH Moratorium - CMS Issues Instructions and Proposed Regulation, Payment Matters >
June 2, 2014

Latest Trends in E-Discovery: The Focus on Proportionality and Cooperation >
May 2014

CMS Survey Guidance and Amendment to SOM Advance Copy of Revised F371; Interpretive Guidance and Procedures for Sanitary Conditions, Preparation of Eggs in Nursing Homes >
May 29, 2014

Comments Due for New Expedited Review Process for CMS's Voluntary Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol (SRDP), Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 11 - Fraud and Abuse Special Alert

OIG Supplemental Special Advisory Bulletin Raises New Concerns About Independent Charity Patient Assistance Programs, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 11 - Fraud and Abuse Special Alert

New Compliance Red Flags Workshop >
May 23, 2014

OIG Proposes Updates to Exclusion and CMP Authority, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 10

Maryland Waiver Hospitals Subject to New Reporting Requirements for Present on Admission Indicators, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 10

2014 Maryland General Assembly Passes Bills Affecting Construction Industry, Construction OberView >
May 2014

Vicarious Liability of Motor Vehicle Lessors in Canada >
May 20, 2014

CMS Proposed Rule on Medicare PPS and SNFs, Part II >
May 19, 2014

CMS Publishes Proposed Rule on Medicare PPS and SNFs, Part 1 >
May 16, 2014

CMS Publishes Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) FY 2015 Proposed Rule, Payment Matters >
May 16, 2014

CMS's Proposed Adoption of New Geographic Areas Likely to Have Significant Reimbursement Effects, Payment Matters >
May 16, 2014

Proposed 2015 IPPS Rule Contains Many Changes to GME and IME Rules, Payment Matters >
May 16, 2014

Highlights of Proposed Rules for Skilled Nursing Facilities, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, and Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities, Payment Matters >
May 16, 2014

Supervising Physician: Hero of Medicare Coverage and Reimbursement >
May 13, 2014

United States Supreme Court to Revisit State Action Doctrine, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 9 - Focus on Antitrust

FTC Defeats Another Hospital Merger, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 9 - Focus on Antitrust

FTC's Success in St. Luke's Challenge Shows Litigation Risks to Merging Hospitals and Physicians, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 9 - Focus on Antitrust

Fingerprinting Policy Implementation - Risk to Enrollment Status?, Payment Matters >
May 2, 2014

AHA Challenges to the Two-Midnight Rule - Preserve Your Hospital's Right to Challenge, Payment Matters >
May 2, 2014

Medicare Bad Debt: Courts Again Uphold HHS's Stringent "Must Bill" Policy Requirements , Payment Matters >
May 2, 2014

ABN Compliance Challenges: Preventing the 'Coercion Complaint' >
April 30, 2014

"Green" Light For Energy-Efficient Home Construction in Maryland >
April 23, 2014

OIG Revisits Clinical Laboratory Electronic Data Transmission Fees, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 8

Premium Credits Offered to Medigap Policyholders Okayed by OIG, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 8

Fee Policies for Missed Appointments, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 8

Highlights of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, Payment Matters >
April 18, 2014

Providers Win Significant Victory in DSH Part C Days Appeal, Payment Matters >
April 18, 2014

CMS's New System of Records for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program, Payment Matters >
April 18, 2014

Providers Lose DSH GA Day Challenge, Payment Matters >
April 18, 2014

Maryland Health Care Commission Proposes to Extend and Revise EHR Incentive Regulations >
April 15, 2014

Maryland Changes Rules for Enforcement of Rights and Remedies Under Loan Documents Secured by Residential Property >
April 11, 2014

Medicare OPPS Lab "Packaging" Policy Raises Bundle of Issues, Health Law Alert >
April 2, 2014

Medicare OPPS Lab "Packaging" Policy Raises Bundle of Issues, Payment Matters >
April 2, 2014

CMS to Test New Models of Care for Hospice: Summary of the Medicare Care Choices Model, Payment Matters >
April 2, 2014

Finally - A Different Result for a Government Contractor's Differing Site Condition Claim, Construction OberView >
April 2014

Maryland Court of Appeals Limits Right to Appeal Denial of Petition to Compel Arbitration, Construction OberView >
April 2014

Think You Are Covered By An Additional Insured Endorsement? Recent Opinion Serves as a Reminder to Read the Coverage Language, Construction OberView >
April 2014

Navigating the Buy America Act in Federal Transit Authority Funded Contracts >
March 2014

Recent Cost Report Appeal Issues: PRRB and CMS Administrator Decisions - 2014 Review >
March 26-28, 2014

Security Rule Compliance: The Importance of Performing Regular Risk Analyses, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 6 - Focus on HIPAA/Privacy

OCR Clarifies Permitted Disclosures, Including Mental Health Care, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 6 - Focus on HIPAA/Privacy

Self-pay Confidentiality Rights: How Far Do Those Rights Go?, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 6 - Focus on HIPAA/Privacy

HIPAA Security Risk Analyses, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 6 - Focus on HIPAA/Privacy

First HIPAA Settlement with County Government, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 6 - Focus on HIPAA/Privacy

HIPAA Complaint Seeks Class Action Status, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 6 - Focus on HIPAA/Privacy

Chance to Comment on Future of DMEPOS Payments, Payment Matters >
March 20, 2014

Upcoming PQRS Deadlines, Payment Matters >
March 20, 2014

Social Media Compliance Issues for Community Banks >
March 20, 2014

What the Corvette Stingray Tells us About America's Place in the Global Economy [Commentary] >
March 19, 2014

Program Integrity Priorities Revealed in FY 2015 HHS Budget, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 5

When It Comes to Medicare Payment, Physicians Have Choices, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 5

Stark Madness: Recent Case Law Developments in Hospital-Physician Relationships >
March 12, 2014

Exploration of Common Exceptions to the Stark Law >
March 11, 2014

CMS Posts Guidance on Two-Midnight Rule and Related Audits, Payment Matters >
March 6, 2014

Highlights from OMHA's Medicare Appellant Forum, Payment Matters >
March 6, 2014

A Calm Before the Storm: Updates on CMS Audit Activity, Payment Matters >
March 6, 2014

Pending Legislation in Maryland Could Eliminate Bid Protest Appeals >
March 6, 2014

Deciphering the Self-Disclosure Puzzle >
February 28, 2014

"Cursory Services" May Be "Worthless Services" Under False Claims Act, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 4 - Focus on White Collar

Recent Settlements Underline the Antikickback Statute's Central Role in Health Care Enforcement, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 4 - Focus on White Collar

OIG Approves Medigap Policy Contracts with Preferred Hospital Networks, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 4 - Focus on White Collar

Reporting Child Abuse >
February 26, 2014

Accountable Care Organizations and Provider Integration Under Health Care Reform >
February 26, 2014

CMS Proposes Extensive Emergency Preparedness Rules, Payment Matters >
February 20, 2014

CMS Provides Clarification Regarding HHA Face-to-Face Documentation, Payment Matters >
February 20, 2014

PQRS Deadline: February 28, 2014, Payment Matters >
February 20, 2014

OIG's 2014 Work Plan: A Roadmap to Key OIG Fraud and Abuse Priorities, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 3

Five Factors Often Overlooked When Conducting an Internal Investigation >
February 11, 2014

CMS Clarifies Broad Scope of Hospices' Payment Responsibility for Part D Drugs, Payment Matters >
February 6, 2014

CMS Creates New G-Code for Chronic Care Management, Payment Matters >
February 6, 2014

CMS Provides Guidance Regarding OPPS "Packaging" of Clinical Laboratory Tests, Payment Matters >
February 6, 2014

CMS Extends Time for Probe Audits of Inpatient Admissions, and Clarifies Inpatient Order and Certification Requirements, Payment Matters >
February 6, 2014

CMS Self-referral Disclosure Protocol: 2013 Update and Summary of Settlements, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 2

Small Business Securities Bulletin: Gimme an "A!" The SEC Proposes Regulation A Offerings for up to $50 Million >
January 2014

"Incident To" Personnel and Credentials: CMS's New Teeth to Address an Old Problem, Payment Matters >
January 23, 2014

Two Midnight Rule Updates and How to Preserve Rights to Challenge Rule, Payment Matters >
January 23, 2014

CMS Seeks Comments on Establishment of CMPs Related to MSP Reporting, Payment Matters >
January 23, 2014

Forum Selection Clauses in Construction Contracts: Part Two, Construction OberView >
January 2014

Government Contracting: Beware Offerors - Past Performance By Your Proposed Subcontractors and Key Personnel May Not Count, Construction OberView >
January 2014

Certificate of Qualified Expert Not Always Required for Claim Against a Design Firm in Maryland, Construction OberView >
January 2014

WEBINAR: Foundations in HIPAA - Building Blocks of Health Law >
January 22, 2014

Health Care Providers May Waive Patients' Copayment Obligations, But..., Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 1

The Year to Come for General Counsel: Payment Reform, Managed Care and Affiliations - Part 1: Payment Reform Four Years After the Affordable Care Act, Health Law Alert >
2014: Issue 1

CMS "Packages" Clinical Laboratory Tests Into Outpatient Prospective Payment System, Payment Matters >
January 8, 2014

Medicare to Deny Certain Hospital Inpatient Claims for Hospice Patients, Payment Matters >
January 8, 2014

SGR-driven Payment Reduction Postponed Again, Payment Matters >
January 8, 2014