HIPAA Guidance – What You Need To Know About Access

An important issue in health care litigation is the individual's right to access health information and the associated legal and regulatory considerations. This column explores the HIPAA Privacy Rule that provides a legal, enforceable right to see and receive copies of medical and other health records maintained by health care providers and health plans.

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Rebecca Adelman
Punitive Damages – Lindenberg and Beyond

On Dec. 27, 2018, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, a federal appellate court ruled that the current statutory cap on punitive damages in Tennessee is unconstitutional. Click here for a primer on punitive damages; an overview of Lindenberg; and what may be expected going forward.

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Rebecca Adelman
SNF QRP OMG

On Oct. 24, 2018, in accordance with Section 1899B(g)(1) of the Social Security Act, which requires CMS to provide for the public reporting of SNF provider performance on the quality measures, CMS announced the inaugural release of the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP) quality data on Nursing Home (NH) Compare.

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Rebecca Adelman
Emergency Preparedness – Stay Proactive: The Critical Elements and Proactivity

Over the past few months, numerous hurricanes have caused catastrophic damage. In the senior-housing community, this can lead to trauma and displacement among residents and loss among families and employees. In collaboration with Robert Young, International Goodwill Ambassador for Blue Team Restoration, we take a look at the actions needed to accurately prepare for emergency situations.

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Rebecca Adelman