Author: Elizabeth Greiter

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Elizabeth’s practice involves healthcare transactional work and advising clients on state and federal regulatory compliance.

Stark Regulatory Changes Effective January 1, 2022 Require Modifying Certain Group Practice Compensation Methodologies

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On January 1, 2022, changes to the federal physician self-referral law (“Stark Law” or “Stark”) group practice definition special compensation rule go into effect.  Among other things, these changes revise the rule related to overall profits to prohibit pooling and distributing profits from designated health services (“DHS”) on a service-by-service basis, which is sometimes referred...

2020’s a Bust, but HIPAA Enforcement Is on a Roll!

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The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been actively enforcing HIPAA regulations this year, including a series of seven settlements under OCR’s Right of Access Initiative to enforce patients’ rights to timely access their medical records at a reasonable cost. This year, OCR has recorded...