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GOP, Dems fight over legality of suing Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — A planned House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama is justified because his actions carrying out his health care law dangerously exceed his powers, constitutional lawyers backing the litigation told lawmakers Wednesday. 857 more words

National

New Law Affecting APRNs Takes Effect Today

Today, Senate Bill 7, signed by Governor Beshear on February 26, 2014, becomes effective. The new law allows for an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (“APRN”) to request to discontinue a Collaborative Agreement for Prescribing Authority for Non-Scheduled drugs (“CAPA-NS”) after having a CAPA-NS in place for four years. 408 more words

Health Care Law

New Part D Regulations Face Increased Scrutiny from Advocacy Groups & Congress

On March 10, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a memorandum to Part D Plan Sponsors and Medicare Hospice Providers entitled, “Part D Payment for Drugs for Beneficiaries Enrolled in Hospice – Final 2014 Guidance” (“Guidance”).   391 more words

Health Care Law

Proposed Legislation Introduced to Override Hobby Lobby Ruling

On July 9th, Senator Democrats introduced proposed legislation known at the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act (Act) in an effort override the U.S. Supreme Court’s  166 more words

Administrative & Regulatory

Have You Reviewed Your Existing Business Associate Agreements?

Pursuant to the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule (“Final Rule”), covered entities and their business associates were required to enter into new business associate agreements (“BAAs”) or modify existing BAAs by Sept. 445 more words

Health Care Law

Court grants college temporary relief from HHS mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court late Thursday afternoon issued an unsigned opinion granting Christian-run Wheaton College in Illinois temporary relief from complying with the Department of Health and Human Services’ federal contraceptive mandate that is part of the Affordable Care Act. 659 more words

CNS

OCR Offers “Lessons Learned” Regarding HIPAA Compliance, Part II

On Tuesday, some of the details of OCR’s recently released Breach and Compliance Reports were discussed. In addition to detailing facts and figures from cases involving breaches in 2011 and 2012, the Breach Report includes an important “Lessons Learned” section that all covered entities and their business associates should review. 372 more words

Health Care Law