Header graphic for print
In-house Access Insight & Commentary for In-House Counsel Worldwide

Category Archives: Inside Health Law

Subscribe to Inside Health Law RSS Feed

MedPAC Approves Changes To Medicare Parts And Payments For Post-Acute Care

Posted in Inside Health Law

Guest blogger: Erich A. Drotleff, JD MPH is director, healthcare legal counsel at Sutherland Healthcare Solutions and membership chair of the ACC Health Law Committee. On April 7, 2016, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) approved changes to Medicare Parts B and D, as well as a plan to overhaul how Medicare pays for post-acute… Continue Reading

Medicare Reimbursement of Telehealth Services: 2016 Update

Posted in Inside Health Law

Guest blogger: Nathaniel Lacktman is a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP and heads the firm’s Telemedicine & Virtual Care practice. Foley & Lardner LLP is the sponsor of the ACC Health Law Committee. He can be reached at nlacktman@foley.com. 2016 is already heralding more good news on the telehealth reimbursement front. The Centers for… Continue Reading

Let’s Stark the New Year Right – Updates to Stark Law

Posted in Inside Health Law

Guest blogger: Laurie E. Weinstein is managing counsel at The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. She is also the hospitals/providers subcommittee co-chair of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at laurie.e.weinstein@kp.org. On November 16, 2015, as part of the 2016 Physician Fee Schedule update, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released final… Continue Reading

Power of Brevity and Simplicity – A Valuable Lesson I Learned Over Time

Posted in Inside Health Law

Guest blogger: Kenneth A. Johnson is senior corporate counsel at Quest Diagnostics/AmeriPath. He is also incoming chair of the ACC Health Law Committee. He can be reached at kenny.a.johnson@QuestDiagnostics.com. One of my favorite people in American History is Abraham Lincoln. You may be thinking, “What does Abraham Lincoln have to do with the ACC Health… Continue Reading

Telehealth and Consumer Subscription Models

Posted in Inside Health Law

Guest bloggers: Justin Stone is executive vice president and general counsel at MDLIVE. He can be reached at jstone@mdlive.com. Nathaniel Lacktman is a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP. He can be reached at nlacktman@foley.com. Morgan Tilleman is an associate at Foley & Lardner LLP. He can be reached at mtilleman@foley.com. Telehealth opportunities continue to… Continue Reading

What FTC v. Wyndham Means For You

Posted in Inside Health Law

Guest blogger: K Royal is VP, AGC Privacy and Compliance & Privacy Officer at CellTrust Corporation. She is also the co-secretary of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at k.royal@celltrust.com. Healthcare companies have long been held to a higher standard when it comes to privacy and now cybersecurity. The relationship privilege enjoyed… Continue Reading

King v. Burwell and Its Impact on In-house Health Plan Counsel

Posted in Inside Health Law

Guest blogger: Michael C. Brody is associate general counsel with UnitedHealthcare and a member of the ACC Health Law Committee. He specializes in the Affordable Care Act and other health care law issues. The health care arena continues to be a dynamic and shifting landscape. In my opinion, it is one of the most interesting… Continue Reading

Obergefell Decision Impact on Employers

Posted in Inside Health Law

Guest blogger: K. Royal is VP, AGC Privacy and Compliance at CellTrust Corporation. She is also the co-secretary of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at k.royal@celltrust.com. Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that it is unconstitutional for states to prohibit or not recognize same-sex marriages in Obergefell… Continue Reading

Five Years? Seems Like Just Yesterday…

Posted in Inside Health Law

Guest blogger: Laura Woods is vice president of legal affairs at Care Centers Management Consulting, Inc. She is also co-vice chair of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at lwoods@carecenters.net. Did you celebrate a birthday on March 23? If so, you share your special day with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care… Continue Reading

New to Health Law In-house? Some Tips from the Trenches

Posted in Career, Inside Health Law

Guest blogger: Jane A. Orenstein is Director of Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Services at Delta Dental of Washington. She is also co-secretary of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at jorenstein@DeltaDentalWA.com. In April 2013, in my 33rd year of legal practice, I received a very welcome job offer from a healthcare company…. Continue Reading

Data Breaches: In the News and in the ACC Chief Legal Officers (CLO) 2015 Survey Results

Posted in Inside Health Law

Guest Blogger: K Royal is privacy counsel at Align Technology, Inc. She is also the co-secretary of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at kroyal@aligntech.com. If you pay attention to any type of information sharing – news, emails, social media – you have heard something about at least one breach of data… Continue Reading

Piano Bars and Beignet Brunches: A Recap of #ACCAM14 Health Law Committee Happenings

Posted in Inside Health Law

Guest blogger: Kenny Johnson is senior corporate counsel at Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and serves as co-vice chair for the ACC Health Law Committee. The ACC Health Law Committee is kicking off the “Inside Health Law” series with a recap about the ACC Annual Meeting held last month (October 28-31) in New Orleans. The meeting was… Continue Reading