Expert Witness for Future Medical Costs in Life Care Plans

In our experience, one strategy is to work within the Superior Court or State Court level and then appeal to a higher court perhaps at the Federal level. Some courts have elected not to hear testimony regarding future care costs under the Affordable Care Act, only to find that it is the law of the land and now has an impact. There are also unintended consequences in product liability cases. Third party liability and subrogation may also be affected.

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CMS Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 60 Day Comment Period, Sunsetting of Meaningful Use

New Federal healthcare industry payment models, based on the April 27th release of a proposed rule, present MIPS, MACRA, and APM methods for calculating healthcare reimbursement. The document proposes once…

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Interoperability in Healthcare: Are Anti-Competitive Forces Limiting Innovation and Patient Benefits?

According to a physician in Utah, Health Information Exchanges don't work very well yet. Dr. Raymond Ward, MD is a member of the Utah State Legislature.  "When I try to…

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Expert Witness Medicaid Expansion Affordable Care Act

As an expert witness I am regularly requested to provide opinions regarding the value of medical care under the Affordable Care Act. A misunderstood and often overlooked centerpiece of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—often referred to as “Obamacare” or "ACA"—is the expansion of Medicaid eligibility to people with annual incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level.

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Whitehouse Requests Updates to Regulatory Framework For HIPAA Compliant Precision Medicine

Precision medicine targets disease at a genetic level for groups of patients with specific attributes.  Sharing patient data at the point of care introduces new opportunities and new HIPAA Privacy…

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Affordable Care Act Expert Witness Work Requires Attorney Education

In my work as an expert witness regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as the "ACA" or "Obamacare"), I find that more medical malpractice and personal industry cases as well as cases involving requirements for insurance coverage for self-insured employer's employees encompass ACA in their scope. The ACA may change the economics of healthcare as they apply to a legal matter involving damages, value of care, or insurance coverage and benefits.

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Employer Deadlines for Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act Extended by IRS

The deadline for employers to electronically file the so-called 1094 forms for 2015 which provide coverage information to the IRS was extended to June 30, 2016 from March 31, while non-electronic form reporting was delayed to May 31, 2016 from Feb. 29.

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Healthcare Expert witness, HIPAA, HITECH Act, Medical Coding and Affordable Care Act Considerations

healthcare expert witness work in medical coding and billing, usual customary and reasonable cost of care, HIPAA Privacy, HITECH Act, and Affordable Care act require special considerations

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Peyton Manning Privacy May Have been Violated by Guyer Institute According HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and HITECH

Peyton Manning's privacy was violated by Guyer Institute IF the press is accurately presenting the facts about the patient and the HIPAA covered entity.

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