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Ohio’s Standardization of Medical Release Form

Ohio's Standardization of Medical Release Form

This month, the Ohio Department of Medicaid finalized its regulation (OAC 5160-1-32.1) which creates a standard authorization form for the release of medical records. This standard form must be accepted and honored by all Ohio providers beginning February 2, 2019. Read More ›

Telehealth: The Beginner’s Guide to Legal Pitfalls

Telehealth: The Beginner’s Guide to Legal Pitfalls

It’s only February, and 2019 has already been a big year for telehealth reimbursement. Read More ›

Understanding the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners

Understanding the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners

In December, I had the pleasure of speaking to the Tennessee Recovery Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to educating the community about the disease of addiction, promoting evidence-based treatment models, focusing on primary prevention tactics, and advocating for patient-centered policies. Read More ›

European Commission Provides a Last-Minute Holiday Gift

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it was easy to overlook the issuance of the written report from the European Commission concerning its second annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield program. Read More ›

New Cybersecurity Requirements for Insurance Companies Operating in Ohio

New Cybersecurity REquirements for Insurance Companies Operating in Ohio

On December 12, 2018, the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 273 (the “Bill”) enacting Section 3965.01-11 to the Ohio Revised Code to “establish standards for data security and for the investigation of and notification to the Superintendent of Insurance of a cybersecurity event.”

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James (Jim) A. Dietz is a Member at FBT who provides an array of legal services to hospitals, physicians, long-term care providers, diagnostic facilities, and others across the spectrum of patient care.

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