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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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The confidentiality and integrity of protected health information should be a primary goal for all who handle it.

Make sure you are aware of these legal changes: medical malpractice cap limits; third-party billing practices; and enforcement of Notice of Privacy Practices.

Confidentiality, integrity, and encryption are all items that need to be addressed within a medical practice's data security policy for business associates.

The misdiagnosis of the Dallas Ebola patient who recently died raises several liability issues for physicians.

Broader definition of personal identifiable information requires medical practices to review HIPAA compliance and adhere to security policies.

ACOs enable collaboration between hospitals and physicians because of protections provided under the healthcare reform law.

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.

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