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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Resolving disputes between two parties is the basis for the American civil legal system. While litigation and trial are the most obvious methods when it comes to legal disputes, there are also other options available that can resolve the issues without going to trial. Going to trial is expensive and time consuming. Often, alternative dispute […]

Friday, March 6th, 2015

The Compounding Quality Act (CQA) brought significant changes to compounding pharmacies in the United States. The changes made by the CQA include the introduction of a new category of compounders, outsourcing facilities, that compound sterile medications. An outsourcing facility compounds sterile drugs for use by healthcare providers or for use by individual patients. Below are […]

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Healthcare reform has been one of the top news stories and realities of life for the past few years. The reforms of 2014 were significant and those changes will still be felt well in 2015 and beyond. We will take a look at what the healthcare reform has in store next. For sure, we know […]

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Healthcare organizations often stumble across Stark Law requirements by accident, and many times, their encounter is not a pleasant one. Healthcare entities discover potential violations of Stark Law during routine compliance audits without even knowing the event occurred until it is too late. Healthcare organizations should have an understanding as to what Stark Law is, […]

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Pharmacies are a part of modern life. If a physician wants a patient to take a certain medication, the patient takes a quick trip to the pharmacy to pick up the prescription. However, if the medication is not commercially available, that is where a compounding pharmacy takes over. What exactly is a compounding pharmacy? We […]

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

When Congress passed the HIPAA Privacy Rule in 1996, it presented challenges for healthcare organizations when working with patient information. However, these organizations have also seen benefits from HIPAA. For healthcare organizations, meeting the provisions regarding this privacy rule can be tricky and they are advised to find guidance from an experienced law firm they […]

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Back in 1996, Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known more commonly as HIPAA. This act did many things for health insurance coverage, including protecting insurance for workers transitioning between jobs, providing basic standards for computerized healthcare records, and creating federal identifiers for health providers and plans. Despite the wide ranging scope […]