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    Carmin D. Grandinetti has practiced in the legal field for more than 30 years with a focus in complex strategic transactions involving health care operations, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, real estate ...

Republicans have been rolling out their suggestions for replacing Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The number and the differences between the plans show the disparity within the party on how to reverse the direction that ACA is taking the country. Additionally, leaks from the Republican conclave in Philadelphia last month show that the Republicans are nowhere near ...

The Department of Health & Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new Memorandum that aims to protect resident privacy and prevent mental abuse by nursing home staffs. The memorandum from the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey & Certification Group (the “Group”) follows recent media reports that brought to light occurrences ...

On June 30, the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced the first-ever settlement under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) with a business associate. In the press release, OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels stated:

Business associates must implement the protections of the HIPAA Security Rule for the electronic protected ...

In the new Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD attorney Carmin D. Grandinetti discussed the CMS Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville Business First.

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What do I need to know about the proposed CMS Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program?

Advice
In July, the ...

In July of this year, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) proposed a new model to support better and more efficient care for beneficiaries undergoing the most common inpatient surgeries for Medicare beneficiaries: hip and knee replacements. On Nov. 16, 2015, CMS issued the final rule, which is codified at 42 CFR Part 510.

This model, called the ...

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently clarified the formulation of the “primary purpose” test for determining whether the attorney-client privilege applies to communications made to in-house attorneys during internal investigations. This clarification will likely have a direct effect on risk managers of health care companies that ...

New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University have reached a $4.8 million settlement with the Office for Civil Rights at HHS after 6,800 patients’ records were exposed to the internet. The breach included the release of ePHI that included patients’ vital signs, medications and lab test results. This settlement amount marks the largest Health Insurance Portability ...

Did you miss this Legal Forum Column in Business First of Louisville? Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorney Carmin D. Grandinetti discussed the difference between a private exchange and group coverage, as well as the issues employers must consider with a private exchange.

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