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HIPAA Violation Penalties Reach New Record in 2018

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Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health Finalize Merger

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Multiple Hospitals Sue over Site Neutral Payments

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SCOTUS to Hear Disproportionate Share Hospital Case

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Court Blocks 340B Payment Cuts

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Direct Primary Care - New Delivery Model Gains Traction

Concierge medicine direct primary care

"Direct Primary Care,” or DPC, is a patient care delivery model gaining attention and some degree of utilization by physicians, particularly in the eastern part of the United States. Read More ›

Repeal of Obamacare’s Individual Mandate – Significant, or Not?

Stethoscope piggy bank

The individual mandate (i.e., that every American must have health insurance coverage or pay a penalty tax) has long been deemed the crux of Obamacare, or the glue that holds it all together. Read More ›

Final CMS Rules Draw Praise and Contempt from Hospitals

Stethoscope pulse check on CMS

November 1 was the “last chance” for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to issue rules the agency wants to see in effect on January 1 of the following year.  Read More ›

Tort Reform Hits Kentucky! But – Does “Reform” Mean “Improvement?”

Kentucky Capital Building

“Tort reform” has been a buzzword in the news and legal communities for some time. What does it mean? Generally speaking, it is an effort under state law to limit or mitigate the amounts paid in personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits. Read More ›

New Kentucky Laws on Schedule II Drug Prescriptions

Prescription Drugs

Kentucky providers with prescriptive authority take note: beginning June 29, 2017, new laws (HB 333) go into effect that significantly impact the prescribing of Schedule II drugs. Schedule II drugs include brand names such as Demerol, OxyContin and Percocet Read More ›

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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.