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Health Law Handbook, now in its 29th edition, features contributions from 24 nationally known health law experts who provide insights and guidance on some of the most important issues in health law.
The handbook offers 13 insightful articles across four principal topic areas:
The first section, addressing fraud and abuse, is the largest and appropriately so given the current enforcement environment. Articles in this section address timely issues, such as:
The second section on reimbursement issues includes coverage of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), which hospitals must comply with in order to participate in Medicare. EMTALA is explained thoroughly, in plain English, including its history, requirements, and penalties. Medicare claims appeals are also covered in the second section, with guidance to the processes, challenges, and barriers to pursuing appeals through the five levels available. The authors offer strategies and the information needed to defend providers in audits and pursue appeals of denied claims.
The third section reflects the changes afoot in a reforming healthcare system. Articles in this section address issues, such as:
The fourth section addresses information management in healthcare. Expert perspectives on the past, present, and future of healthcare privacy take into account HIPAA, security, and HITECH statutes, as well as cybersecurity, cloud computing, and focused speculation on the future of healthcare privacy. This section closes with focused consideration of patient portals – electronic means of managing doctor-patient communications – providing need-to-know information for any attorney who works with physicians. The author explains how patient portals work and how the portals relate to legal and practical issues, including HIPAA, privacy, and contractual issues.