Author Archives: Barry Rosen

Rural hospital monopolies


Antitrust laws can be used to prevent mergers that create a monopolistic entity that controls a service in an area and can thereby raise prices or initiate other anti-competitive actions.  However, in the health care context, sometimes monopolies can be ...

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Getting paid for telehealth

Telemedicine is expanding rapidly. In fact, the term “telemedicine” itself is losing ground to the broader term “telehealth,” which more aptly describes the growing number of providers using electronic communications to provide a growing number of remote health care services. ...

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New rules for substance abuse records

Early last year, a final rule went into effect that updates the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records regulations, adopted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA regulations protect the confidentiality of records that contain ...

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