This article is designed to help in-house counsel understand the general legal environment by providing practical guidance on a number of key issues related to contracting with physicians and other referral sources.
Big Data — the ability to collect, process, and interpret massive amounts of information — has reached health care. Technology has created new business opportunities for health care entities — covered entities, business associates, and others — to use health data for financial purposes. This is true not only where the financial remuneration is for cash (e.g., the sale or marketing of a product using health data), but also in the creation of value for covered entities, their business associates, and third parties alike. Within health systems, Big Data will play a critical role in the move from volume-based care to value-based, accountable care. The ability to integrate, synthesize, and share complex health information can lead to enhanced coordination of care, potentially resulting in better health outcomes and lower costs.
This is a sample vendor business associate agreement regarding HIPAA.
Following the 2014 midterm elections, health care reform in the United States continues to evolve and unfold. This session will discuss the latest developments in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), including Medicaid, Medicare, health care exchanges (marketplaces) and accountable care organizations; and reveal what health care reform may bring in 2016.
This presenter discusses the latest developments in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) regarding marketplaces.
The purpose of this list is to offer a brief introductory outline of the Stark Law, some of its key exceptions, and some points to consider when preparing or reviewing a contract that may be subject to the Stark Law.