Massachusetts Health and Hospital Law Manual
Business and Legal Issues
- Product Number: 2050182B00
- Publication Date: 8/27/2022
- Edition: 3rd Edition 2022
- Copyright: © 2022 MCLE, Inc.
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Taking an interdisciplinary, industry-based approach, MCLE's Massachusetts Health and Hospital Law Manual presents the many business and legal issues facing health care providers, payors, and other participants in the health care industry, along with the regulators overseeing them. This comprehensive manual focuses on health care delivery in its legal, business, regulatory, advocacy and personal aspects. Practice pointers and hypotheticals provide concrete guidance as you navigate the federalization, consolidation, bureaucratization, and increasing regulation of this dynamic area of practice.
Update: August 2022
Thank you for choosing to stay up-to-date in health-care and hospital law with this 2022 revised edition of the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Law Manual. Inside, you will find updates on such topics as the following:
- Massachusetts state agencies—directory. See chapter 3 for updates to agency information, including governing regulations, descriptions of duties, and contact information changes.
- Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS). See chapter 4 for discussion of the most recent AKS final rule, which modifies and adds new safe harbors by specifying certain payment practices that will not be subject to prosecution.
- COVID-related developments. See chapter 9 for discussion of the Office for Civil Rights' additional guidance on how patient health information may be used and disclosed, as well as a brief overview on the intersection between the privacy rule and COVID-19 vaccination in the workplace.
- Human medical research—accreditation standards. See chapter 10 for new material addressing the requirement that institutions provide tangible evidence (i.e., policies, procedures, practices) demonstrating their commitment to ethical and scientifically sound research. The chapter discusses the criteria whereby legacy organizations can obtain streamlined review.
- EMTALA and COVID. See chapter 12 for a new discussion of the waiver of two aspects of the EMTALA requirements in light of the pandemic, and the impact of the patient's source of payment or ability to pay.
We at MCLE trust that you will find this new material useful in your health-law practice and valuable in keeping your law library current.
Maryanne G. Jensen, Esq., MCLE Director of Publications
- Update: August 2022
Table of Contents
Table of Contentsexpand allChapter 1 expand
IntroductionBuy ChapterChapter 2 expand
Payment and Reimbursement for Health-Care ServicesBuy Chapter
Exhibit 2A- Provider Types and Services Covered by MassHealth Buy FormChapter 3 expand
State and Federal Administrative Agencies Regulating Health-Care Providers and PayorsBuy ChapterChapter 4 expand
Hospital Law BasicsBuy ChapterChapter 5 expand
Representing Physicians and Other PractitionersBuy ChapterChapter 6 expand
Postacute Care: Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, Hospice, and Home HealthBuy ChapterChapter 7 expand
Fundamentals of Managed CareBuy ChapterChapter 8 expand
Federal and State EnforcementBuy ChapterChapter 9 expand
HIPAA and HITECHBuy Chapter
Exhibit 9A- HIPAA Standards and Transactions Buy FormChapter 10 expand
Biomedical ResearchBuy ChapterChapter 11 expand
Patients’ RightsBuy Chapter
Exhibit 11A- G.L. c. 111, § 70E: Patients’ and Residents’ Rights Buy FormChapter 12 expand
The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor ActBuy Chapter
Exhibit 12A- Selected EMTALA Authorities and Resources Buy FormChapter 13 expand
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