Date archive: March 2016

March Missouri Legislative Update

Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard’s Long Term Care Team is tracking certain bills passing through the Missouri legislature.  One of those bills that could greatly impact our clients is HB 2107 outlined below. House Bill 2107 – This bill would modify provisions relating to the collateral source rule and provides that parties may introduce evidence…

The Administration on Aging Offers Falls Prevention Grants

The U.S. Administration on Aging is offering up to eight two-year grants for evidence-based falls prevention programs. The grants’ goal is to significantly increase the number of older adults and older adults with disabilities at risk of falls who participate in evidence-based community programs to reduce falls and fall risks. The grants also seek to…

Another HIPAA Settlement – $1.55 Million Following Unencrypted Laptop Theft

$1.55 Million Settlement focuses on HIPAA requiring Business Associate Agreements North Memorial Health Care of Minnesota entered a settlement to pay $1.55 Million resulting from allegations that it violated HIPAA for failing to enter a business associate agreement (BAA) to address risks and vulnerabilities to its patient information. In the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)…

CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Overhaul Part B Drug Payments

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new proposed rule to reduce Medicare expenditures by changing the way it makes payments for Part B drugs. The proposal includes two phases. The first involves changing the percent of add-on to the Average Sales Price (ASP) of the drugs from 6% to 2.5% plus…

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