Spring 2017 Newsletter Available for Download

Please see the link to the Spring 2017 Health Law Section Newsletter. Thank you to the authors that contributed to this issue.

Please contact Shachi Mankodi at smankodi@broadandcassel.com if you are interested in submitting articles for future editions of the Health Law Section Newsletter.

  pdf Health Law Section Spring 2017 Newsletter (PDF) (1.55 MB)

In this Edition

  • Provider Beware: MACRA Implementation Fraught with Fraud and Abuse Implications

  • The Discoverability of Physician Peer Review and Disciplinary Records Under State and Federal Law in Florida State and Federal Courts

  • HIPAA & Cloud Computing

  • Medical Marijuana Patient Consent

Contributors

  • David B. Honig

  • Elizabeth Scarola M.A., J.D., M.H.S.A.

  • Stephen P. Smith

  • Cathrine A. Hunter, Esq.,Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A.

  • Alan S. Gassman, JD, LLM and Seaver Brown JD, MBA

Fall 2016 Newsletter Available for Download

Please see the link to the Fall 2016 Health Law Section Newsletter. Thank you to the authors that contributed to this issue.

Please contact Shachi Mankodi at smankodi@broadandcassel.com if you are interested in submitting articles for future editions of the Health Law Section Newsletter.

pdf Health Law Section Fall Newsletter 2016 (PDF) (339 KB)

In this Edition

  • Understanding Escobar: A Demanding Materiality Standard for the Implied False Certification Theory

  • CMS Issues 2016 Update: What Health Care Providers Need to Know Regarding Medical Marijuana in Florida

  • Notes from the Chair

  • The Implications of MACRA on Physician Compensation and Employment

Contributors

  • Jennifer D. Brechbill

  • Stephanie L. Carman

  • Gerald M. Del Amo

  • Rachel B. Goodman

  • Steven Grigas

  • Natalie T. Sinicrope

  • Erin Smith Aebel, Board Certified Health Lawyer

  • Samantha G. Spiro

  • Jessica S. West

 

Spring 2016 Newsletter Available

Please see the link to the Spring 2016 Health Law Section Newsletter. Thank you to the authors that contributed to this issue.

If you would like to contribute an article for future issues, please contact the HLS Newsletter Editor, Shachi Mankodi at smankodi@broadandcassel.com.

In This Edition

  • CMS Issues Final 60-Day Rule for Medicare Overpayments

  • Preemption Prevails: Amendment 7 and the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act

  • Advising Buyers of Substance Abuse Businesses:Beware!

  • Healthcare Providers, Listen Up: Accommodating Patients Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or of Limited English Proficiency

  • Hospital Acquisitions of Physician Practices

  • Nomination Committee Report

Click the following link to download this edition in PDF format:  pdf Health Law Section Newsletter - Spring 2016 (767 KB) pdf
(2.09 MB)

Help Spread the Word: New Eligibility Screening Tool from Children's Medical Services

To Members of the Health Law Section and its Executive Council:

Many of us know that law and medicine are not necessarily diametrically opposed to each other.  I am taking the opportunity today to send you the attached news article links, showing how our professions can work together for the benefit of children in the State of Florida.  

The Health Law Section congratulates John S. Curran, M.D. of the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine, on his recent appointment as Deputy Secretary of Children’s Medical Services (“CMS”) with the Florida Department of Health (“DOH”).  One of the first tasks facing Dr. Curran in his new post will be getting the word out to nearly 13,000 children determined ‘ineligible’ for the CMS program last year that DOH has now implemented a new eligibility screening tool.  Many of these children may now once again be eligible for services to address their chronic and serious illnesses.

I am asking each of you who may represent family practitioners, pediatricians, and children’s hospitals to help get the word out about the revised CMS eligibility screening tool to your respective clients.  This could make a huge difference in the life of children in your community, so my deepest thanks to you in advance for your cooperation.

The Section also extends its gratitude to The Florida Bar Foundation and the FSU Public Interest Law Center for its support and hard work in bringing light to this important children’s health issue.

Very truly yours,

Charmaine T. M. Chiu

Chair, The Florida Bar Health Law Section

CCHIU@SMITHHULSEY.COM

Additional Resources

http://health.wusf.usf.edu/post/new-doh-hire-signals-new-approach-children-s-health#stream/0

https://thefloridabarfoundation.org/foundation-funded-project-protects-the-rights-of-chronically-ill-children-to-specialty-care/

 

Fall 2015 HLS Newsletter Available

Please see the link to the Fall 2015 Health Law Section Newsletter. Thank you to the authors that contributed to this issue.

If you would like to contribute an article for future issues, please contact the HLS Newsletter Editor, Shachi Mankodi at smankodi@broadandcassel.com.

In This Edition

  • The Rise of the ACO and the Surprising Lack of Compliance Guidance

  • Texting While… Treating? FCC Creates Exemption for Healthcare Provider- Patient Automated Communication

  • Meeting the Health Care Risk Management Challenge in the Evolution from the Fee-for-Service “Volume” Model to the “Value-Based” Program

  • Telemedicine and its intersection with Mobile Health Apps and Wearable Tech

  • Avoid Legal Pitfalls and Sham Transactions in Medical Directorships and Physician Arrangements

  • PRN: A Resource for Impaired Practitioners

Click the following link to download this edition in PDF format:  pdf Health Law Section Newsletter - Fall 2015 (2.09 MB)