Date archive: November 2013

The Power of Metadata

In an era where long-term care facilities are increasingly implementing the use of electronic medical records, facilities need to be aware of the issues that might come into play during litigation. Unlike paper charting, electronic medical records contain metadata.  Metadata identifies the individual who accesses a patient’s medical chart and tracks the dates and times…

One delay, two delay for the Affordable Care Act!

First, the administration delayed the implementation of the employer mandate until January 1, 2015.  That means large employers will not be responsible for shared responsibility payments/penalties, if applicable, until 2015. Second, on October 24, 2013, the Obama Administration confirmed that “it will give Americans who buy health insurance through new online marketplaces an extra six…


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