Tag Archives: Health Law

ObamaCare Health Reform Update

Introduction President Obama’s health care legislation was a major topic throughout 2009, and the beginning of 2010 has been no different. Just as 2009 was filled with confusion, debates, and general concerns, 2010 continues on this weaving path toward uncertainty. … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just About the Money: How the New Stimulus Bill Expands HIPAA Privacy and Security Requirements

Introduction 1. HIPAA The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) developed four major health information standards: (1) Transaction and code standards; (2) Privacy standards; (3) Security standards; and (4) National identifier standards. The privacy and security standards … Continue reading

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Health Law Update 2009: How the New Anti-Markup Rule Attempts to Make Things Simpler

Another year, another modification in a physician’s ability to bill and collect. As explained in last year’s news article, the government is attempting to limit ancillary income of physicians. With anti-referral and antikickback laws well established in prohibiting certain physician … Continue reading

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