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Barry F. Rosen: Immunize against HIPAA flu

In December 2013, the Office of Civil Rights of the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, the agency charged with enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (commonly known as HIPAA), imposed a $150,000 penalty for alleged HIPAA violations against a dermatology practice, APDerm. The case is especially instructive for health care providers of all sizes.

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Barry Rosen: FTC attacks, hospitals retreat

The Federal Trade Commission has recently launched antitrust challenges to a hospital system’s acquisition of the only other hospital offering meaningful competition in its region, another hospital system’s acquisition of 16 cardiologists and a third hospital system’s acquisition of a neighboring hospital.

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Barry Rosen: Beware of English-only rules

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced last year that Delano Regional Medical Center, an acute-care hospital in California's San Joaquin Valley, agreed to pay $975,000 to settle a class action national origin discrimination lawsuit brought on behalf of a class of approximately 70 Filipino-American hospital workers.

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Barry Rosen: Physicians win one, lose one in anti-kickback opinions

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the federal Department of Health and Human Services recently released two advisory opinions clarifying the reach of the federal anti-kickback statute. That law makes it illegal for anyone to pay or receive money or other benefits designed to induce the referral of a patient for items or services payable by a federal health care program, such as Medicare.

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