The passage of health care reform in early 2010 was just the tip of the iceberg. Health care providers and health care plans of all types and sizes are re-examining their business models and priorities in order to meet the nation’s demands for affordable, high quality health care. What changes must be made? What creative models are being developed? What lies ahead? This two-volume book and CD-ROM set is designed to bring you up-to-speed on all of the important new developments and trends in health care law. Everything of significance will be covered from the pros and cons of accountable care organizations, to achieving meaningful use of electronic health records, to new payment models, concierge medicine, the latest on fraud and abuse initiatives, HIPAA and HITECH and many other topics.
Summary of Contents:
The Health Law Year in Review | False Claims Act Year in Review | Assessing Accountable Care Organizations Opportunities and Risks | Counseling Employers on Health Care Benefits Issues: Understanding the Immediate and Long-term Legal Issues for Employer Group Health Plans | Determining Fair Market Value of Complex Health Care Arrangements | Data Breaches at Health Care Provider Institutions: Practical and Legal Issues and Tips to Minimize Risks | Spoiler Alert: 50 Years of Movie-Lawyer Ethics | Insurance Not Accepted: Legal Issues in Concierge Medicine, Going Non-Par and Adding Cash Pay Lines of Service | Antitrust: The Not So Hidden Threat of Health Care Reform | 2011 Federal Income Tax Update – Exempt Organizations | Analyzing Damages for Breach of Vendor Contract | Medical Staff Hearings – 10 Tough Issues (Revisited) | The Medicaid Funding Crisis and How It Impacts Hospitals | Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – Navigating the Risks and Rewards in an Ocean of Rules | Telemedicine Is Changing the Practice of Medicine: What’s New and What Are the Legal and Regulatory Requirements | Health Law Basics | Introduction to Clinical Trials | First Do No Harm: Toward an Integrated, Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Disruptive Conduct by Physicians | Regulation of Health Insurance: An Evolving Partnership or Break with the Past? | Public Health Emergencies and H1N1: Legal Lessons Learned for Public Health, Regulators, and Health Providers | Thorny Issues in Research Billing | Regulating Patient Safety: The Affordable Care Act | Important Developments in Labor & Employment Law Which Will Impact Healthcare in 2011 & Beyond | Legal Ethics and the Attorney-Client Privilege | Health Care Facility Licensing and Regulation in the Health Care Reform Era | The Medicare Secondary Payer Act – Reporting and Other Compliance Issues | Bankruptcy and Patient Safety: Does the Patient Care Ombudsman Statute Work? | HITECH and the Fast Track to Electronic Health Records: Are We Safe? | Department of Health Update | Impacts of FERA and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Fraud and Abuse, Program Integrity, and Provider Compliance Standards | Options for Accreditation | HIPAA After HITECH | OIG/DOJ Investigations: The Best Defense Is a Good Offense | A New Paradigm? The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Comes of Age | Billing and Other Compliance Issues for the Behavioral Health Industry | The Quality Challenge | The Voluntary Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol for Stark Violations, Similar to, but Notably Different from the OIG Protocol | Department of Public Welfare Update: What Happened in 2010 & What You Can Expect in 2011 | The Good, the Bad and the Unresolved – Survey of Pennsylvania State and Federal Court Cases Involving Managed Care Organizations | Decisions at the End of Life: Who Decides What, When? | How Hot Is Your Hotline?
Number of Pages: 1,622