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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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Investing in real estate can sometimes be risky, but in volatile times, healthcare REITs have been viewed as a stable investment.

Practices must consider the security of more than just mobile devices. Medical apps can jeopardize patient data if they are not encrypted.

A new report released by the OIG identifies areas of improvement for fraud and abuse prevention and Medicare billing integrity.

The case against LabMD illustrates the dangers of using an unsecure network to share patients' protected health information.

CMS considers EHR incentive payments to be income, not reimbursement for expenses incurred through system implementation. Physicians need to be aware of this distinction.

Rural hospitals and their patients are particularly vulnerable to loss of funding. This small rule change could make a significant impact.

When admitting patients to the hospital, knowing Medicare rules and making use of diligent charting can make all the difference.

Laboratory reports are integral to a medical record and a patient's care. Therefore, this is one area that practices should look at carefully.

In light of increased federal surveillance, physicians must examine their controlled substance prescribing protocols.

Physicians may need to send health records internationally. Dr. Eduardo Garcia Luna Martinez lends his perspective on Mexico's privacy laws.

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