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Health Business Legal Landscape Gets More Complicated

The days of doctors in individual practice are largely gone. As recently as the 1970s, it was not unusual to find health care providers in their own offices. Since then, the country has seen seismic shifts in the business model for how medical treatment is delivered. And the changes show little sign of letting up. Read More

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New Legislation Seeks To Tighten Regulatory Controls Over VA

Would-be controls sought to be applied to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs underscore the growing degree of regulatory scrutiny being faced by medical actors across the country. As we have noted in some past blog posts, that scrutiny is always intense, with the medical realm being perhaps the most closely overseen industry in the Read More

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Medical Device Risks, Security Key Concerns For Health Care Actors

The so-called “Internet of things” (IoT) has been an oft-used phrase in media reports and stories over the past several years. For readers of our New York health care blog at Daniels, Porco & Lusardi, LLP, who might not know much about that concept, it quite simply refers to a device that can be connected Read More

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Will Private Hospital Compliance Matters Soon Be Made Public?

Health care facilities should be concerned about regulatory compliance matters for the sake of their future business operations. If violations are found, a facility might lose its accreditation and/or right to lawfully operate. Yet according to a recent article, passing an inspection from a private health care accreditor may not necessarily put a facility in Read More

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MD’s Admonitory Tale: What Many Doctors Are Unprepared For

A doctor who makes it a point to speak to medical student groups and at health-care forums says that she always seeks to underscore for her audience that, “Wow, this is how it happens.” It happens like this for doctors with growing medical practices. Diverse groups of people — termed a “parade of drug, device Read More

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FDA Drug Approval: Too Fast, Too Slow Or Just About Right?

In the realm of federal oversight over marketplace drug approval, do officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration act so cautiously that they dangerously slow up the process and materially delay the marketplace entrance of new drugs and medications that many consumers badly need? Or, conversely, do they signal approval in precipitous fashion, so Read More

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We Need More Doctors: Here’s Something To Think About

“Within the health care arena, every legal matter comes with layers of regulatory and compliance issues that must be addressed.” We prominently state that reality on a website page at Daniels, Porco & Lusardi, LLP, where our attorneys collectively command many decades of on-point and proven health law experience that we apply on behalf of Read More

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CMS Star-Rating Hospital System Draws Industry Ire, Concerns

Commentators from across a broad gamut of the American medical industry sometimes note the collective view of actors within that realm that their chosen field — medical care and delivery — is under siege. Candidly, it is not hard to see why that opinion prevails. For starters, and as we point out on a relevant Read More

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Health Care Organizations Ill-Prepared To Fight Against Ransomware Attacks

While, thankfully, reports of kidnappings and hostage takings are extremely rare on U.S. soil, U.S. companies and governmental entities are increasingly becoming targets of extortion cyber attacks called rasomware attacks. Using encryption viruses that are often disguised as email links or attachments, would-be thieves are able to access “compromised computer files” and essentially hold them Read More

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Under Medicare, Preauthorization Now Required For Durable Medical Equipment

For individuals who are age 65 and older or who are permanently disabled, Medicare provides vital health insurance coverage to help pay for doctor visits, medical procedures, hospital stays, physical therapy, prescription drugs and medical equipment. According to The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, during 2014, Medicare spending totaled $597 billion and accounted for 14 Read More

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