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Researchers Dig Deeper Into Multimorbidity Surgical Risks
Knowing more about specific conditions that might raise risk could help clinicians better classify which older patients are good candidates for surgery.
Healthcare Industry Weighs In on Proposed Noncompete Clauses Ban
The Federal Trade Commission extended public comments on its proposal until April 19.
HHS Announces Reorganization of Office for Civil Rights
The announcement arrives days after the agency reported to Congress a spike in alleged HIPAA and HITECH violations.
OCR Strengthens Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records
The Office for Civil Rights and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently announced proposed changes to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records under 42 CFR Part 2, which could affect HIPAA compliance programs.
Tracking Software Can Lead to HIPAA Violations
The HHS Office for Civil Rights has released a bulletin warning the use of website tracking technologies could result in HIPAA violations. Covered entities need to review their use of these tracking technologies and make necessary improvements.
Appeals Court Dismisses Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Failure to Timely File Claim
This case is a fine example of the Government Claims Act and its application to public entities, including public health systems.
Medical Center May Have Coverage for Suit Alleging Treatment from Unlicensed Physicians
There are two lessons from this case. First, while it is incumbent upon each physician to regularly secure, maintain, and update appropriate medical licensure, it also is important healthcare companies employing physicians maintain their own checks and balances to ensure that all licensure for its working physicians is up to date.
Malpractice Lawsuits Allege Wrongful Prolongation of Life
The top problems in these cases are charting and communication among caregivers.
Whistleblowers Not Needed for False Claims Act Enforcement
The federal government can detect False Claims Act violations without alert from a whistleblower, a development that could lead to a greater risk of investigations for healthcare organizations. The government is using its own sophisticated data analytics to identify potential False Claims Act cases.
Researchers Help Identify High-Risk AMA Patients, Solutions
Researchers recently studied the underlying causes of patients leaving AMA, finding certain populations are at higher risk. The team also identified possible ways to reduce AMA rates.