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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Provisions Relevant to Healthcare Providers

By Michael Cook, Jennifer Papapanagiotou & Andy Lynch –  Partners at Liles Parker, PLLC. (March 31, 2020):  On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act[1] passed the House of Representatives by a voice vote. The President then signed the bill into law. The bill is the third round of federal …

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Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Revocation and Denial Authorities Have Expanded.  What Steps are You Taking to Reduce Your Level of Risk?

(September 18, 2019):  On September 10, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a Final Rule in the Federal Register entitled, “Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process.” Issuance of the Final Rule is necessary in order to …

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HIPAA Security Risk Assessments are Essential

(September 29, 2014) In the last article, we discussed the importance of conducting HIPAA security risk assessments, as part of your obligations under the HIPAA Security rules. The importance of promptly conducting a risk analysis if it has not yet done cannot be overestimated, as the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has now announced …

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Oncology Fraud: Michigan Oncologist Indicted

(August 29, 2014) The American Cancer Society has estimated that 43.92% of all males and 38.00% of all females in the United States will develop cancer at some point during their lifetime. While a number of clinical advances have been made over the last 25 years, chemotherapy remains one of the predominant tools used to …

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A HIPAA Risk Assessment is Essential to Avoid Liability

(August 23, 2014):  Almost all health care providers and suppliers qualify as a “covered entity“ under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).  Together with the “business associates” with whom they work, these entities are responsible for ensuring that any protected health information (PHI) under their control has been properly secured and …

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Is Your Dental Practice Prepared to Undergo a Medicaid Dental Audit?

(November 25, 2013):  The link between oral health and overall health has been increasingly acknowledged over the years. Emphasis has been placed on children’s oral health in particular. In fact, the Children’s Health Insurance Program Re-authorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) mandates that “child health assistance provided to a targeted low-income child shall include coverage of dental services …

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Liles Parker Says “Thank You” to America’s Veterans — God Bless America

(November 12, 2012): On this Veterans Day, Liles Parker thanks all of our nation’s veterans for their tremendous service and sacrifice in the defense of the United States of America. Please join us in remembering our soldiers, marines, sailors, and airmen for their unparalleled courage and commitment to our country. Liles Parker is a full service, …

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American Health Lawyers’ Scholarly Journal Publishes Michael Cook’s Health Care Reform

(November 1, 2010): Michael Cook has published a health care reform article in the October issue of the American Health Lawyers Association on the Independent Payment Advisory Board. The Abstract of the health care reform article is as follows: “By creating the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) as part of the health care reform process, Congress attempted …

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City Attorney Leonard Schneider, J.D., Wins Pivotal Lawsuit on Behalf of the City of Huntsville, TX

(October 29, 2010): Leonard Schneider, J.D., serving as outside legal counsel and “City Attorney” for the City of Huntsville, Texas, has been successful in obtaining jury verdict on October 22, 2010 against Huntsville-Walker Chamber of Commerce for breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract in the administration and management of Hotel Occupancy Tax Funds.  After …

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