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Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, is a Houston-based attorney advising on federal and state compliance and areas of liability associated with a variety of healthcare legal and regulatory issues including: HIPAA, the HITECH Act, the False Claims Act, Medicare issues, women’s health, as well as corporate and security regulations. She can be reached here.

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No business is safe from cyber attacks. Physicians can benefit from both performing due diligence and purchasing insurance to mitigate the risk of loss.

In a new ruling, CMS agrees to partially pay pending hospital claims in exchange for withdrawal of claims appeals.

Even if your practice does not suffer a HIPAA breach of confidential patient data, being noncompliant can land you in hot water as well.

In light of continuing Medicare fraud, it is vital to review your coding and billing procedures. Prevention is key to avoiding expensive take-backs.

Medical providers need to be wary of vendors who sell compliance products. All companies who espouse compliance are not necessarily compliant.

The deadline for reviewing records and reporting compliance with the Sunshine Act is Aug. 27. There are several tools to make that task easier for physicians.

Anyone involved with protected health information at your medical practice can be the one who gets you fined for a HIPAA violation. So due diligence is a must.

Physicians have a multitude of options when structuring ACOs. Make sure you understand all the legal requirements before committing your practice.

By helping patients and their families design a life care plan, physicians can help them to navigate the complexities of a catastrophic or serious injury.

A HIPAA risk assessment can help your practice put safeguards in place to protect against both cyberthreats and cyberliability.

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