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Your practice should expect to get docked several thousand dollars and be ready to enter a mandatory corrective action plan if it doesn’t have a system for responding to patient requests for medical records and other protected health information (PHI). It only takes one patient to trigger an expensive settlement.
 
The current issue of Part B News features a story on what to do when you've required staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and some of them refuse to get the shot. A heath care lawyer gives some added perspective on the two primary reasons employees may refuse.
 
A practice will pay more than $340,000 to resolve incident-to error allegations. Was it worth the extra 15%?
 
A recent article in Part B News examined the issues that arise for practices when a provider is hit with medical board sanctions, and how that can be anticipated and mitigated in physician contracts. A legal expert offers further thoughts on the subject.
 
Take note of the regulation updates that roll back some Stark rules and allow business associates to release information to public health officials.
 

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