Blog - Monthly archives: May 2016

$750,000 Settlement Highlights the Need for HIPAA Business Associate Agreements

Posted on Health Care Law News May 22, 2016 by Robert Nicholson

The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced that Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, P.A. of North Carolina has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle charges that it potentially violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule by handing over protected health information (PHI) for approximately 17,300 patients to a potential Read more →

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License Complaint Investigation Against Registered Nurse Closed with Finding of No Probable Cause

Posted on Firm News, Professional Licensure Investigations May 2, 2016 by Robert Nicholson

After considering the rebuttal statement prepared by the Firm on behalf of a Registered Nurse accused of improperly handling narcotics, the Probable Cause Panel for the Board of Nursing determined that probable cause did not exist and directed that the case be closed by the Florida Department of Health.  The Firm fully investigated the allegations Read more →

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New Florida Health Laws Prohibit Unexpected Balance Billing and Demand Greater Pricing Transparency

Posted on Health Care Law News May 2, 2016 by Robert Nicholson

Florida recently became the latest state to enact legislation protecting consumers from unexpected medical bills through balance billing.  Unexpected “balance billing” happens when a patient is unaware that they are receiving treatment from a medical provider that is not covered under his or her health insurance plan (i.e., a provider who is “out-of-network”). This may Read more →

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