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California’s Proposition 65 — or The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 —  is administered by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), which is a segment of the California Environmental Protection Agency  (Cal/EPA). Prop 65 …

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Posted in Fraud and Abuse Healthcare Reform Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News Regulatory Compliance

Telemedicine has been a boon to healthcare, especially in rural or underserved areas. However, one of the impediments to a broader implementation is the issue of licensure. Typically, providers can only see patients (including remote visits) in the state in …

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Posted in HIPAA Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Regulatory Compliance

The California Supreme Court has finally ruled in the Lewis v. Superior Court case, ruling that the Medical Board of California did not violate patient privacy rights when it accessed controlled substance data from the state prescription drug monitoring program …

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Posted in Healthcare Reform Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Regulatory Compliance

There’s no question that if a surgical procedure is to occur, the patient must first grant informed consent — a statement acknowledging that the individual was made aware of the risks and success rates of the surgery, alternatives to surgery, …

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In terms of sheer size, Anthem, Inc. is ranked second among the country’s health insurers. But thanks to recent litigation, it now holds first-place (though dubious) “honors” in another regard: the company recently signed a $115 million deal to resolve …

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Posted in Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News Regulatory Compliance

If you announced that telemedicine was a very good thing for healthcare, you wouldn’t get an argument. But for those who prefer quantifiable specifics with their pronouncements, testimony at a recent subcommittee hearing by the U.S. Senate offers solid evidence …

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Posted in Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News Regulatory Compliance

In the war on this country’s opioid epidemic, physicians deemed “super-prescribers” have come under fire for dispensing opioids for long-term use when a medical situation warrants a shorter course, or for refilling prescriptions for patients who may be struggling with …

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Posted in Healthcare Reform Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News Regulatory Compliance