Regulatory

Arkansas Nurse Practitioners - Moving Toward Independence

Nov 26, 2021 at 12:49 pm by admin

NPs soon eligible for Independent Practice under Arkansas Act 412 Nurse practitioners are critical in today's healthcare landscape, filling gaps created by a nationwide physi.... Read More

Office for Civil Rights Reduces Annual Penalty Caps for Certain Violations Under HIPAA

Sep 23, 2019 at 05:05 pm by admin

On April 30, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)'s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued notification that it is lowering the maximum total penalties it may.... Read More

Expansion of Federal Anti-Kickback Prohibitions

Jan 25, 2019 at 11:08 am by admin

In October 2018, a new Federal anti-kickback law (the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018, or EKRA) became effective. This new law could have significant (even unin.... Read More

Compliance Programs: Are They Really Voluntary?

Sep 20, 2018 at 02:05 pm by admin

Is having a compliance program really a "voluntary" matter for providers? There has been much written regarding the "voluntary" nature of instituting and maintaining an "effec.... Read More

Ransomware Paralyzing Healthcare Organizations and Forcing High HIPAA Fines

May 10, 2017 at 03:57 pm by admin

Imagine having to run a doctor's office, hospital or pharmacy with no access to your computer files. That happened to a pharmacy in Eureka Springs earlier this year when it wa.... Read More