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Ten Hot Button Legal Issues to Watch in 2015 | Healthcare Compliance, Healthcare Regulations, American Health Lawyers Association, Stark Laws, Anti-Kickback, Affordable Care Act, HIT, HIPAA, Privacy and Security Breach, Big Data, Fraud & Abuse, Elisabeth Belmont, Joel Hamme
Ten Hot Button Legal Issues to Watch in 2015

Expert Insights for the Coming Year

Already one of the most highly regulated industries in America, 2015 looks to be another active year across healthcare’s legal landscape.

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BUILD Health Challenge Issued … | BUILD Health Challenge, The Advisory Board Company, de Beaumont Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Community Health, Population Health, Social Determinants of Health
BUILD Health Challenge Issued …

National collaborative awarding up to $7.5 million to improve community health

The Advisory Board Company, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), de Beaumont Foundation and The Kresge Foundation recently joined forces to launch a major public health initiative known as the BUILD Health Challenge, which will award up to $7.5 million in grants, low-interest loans and program-related investments over the next two years to improve health in low-income neighborhoods within cities that have a population of 150,000 or more.

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Remedy: Telemedicine | Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center, TeleHealth Resource Centers, HRSA, SETRC, Rena Brewer, Paula Guy, Florida State University College of Medicine, Florida Partnership for TeleHealth, Florida TeleHealth Summit, Florida Partnership for TeleHealth, Nick Hernandez, ABISA
Remedy: Telemedicine

In the New Health Economy, telemedicine eases physician shortage, improves patient satisfaction and promotes competition

Telemedicine is the key to reforming healthcare, say Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) leaders, who are promoting telehealth activity – especially to underserved populations – via 14 regional and national offices, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Rural Health Policy.

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The Secret Suffering of Doctors
The Secret Suffering of Doctors

Ophthalmologist pens book about the looming crisis in medicine, a remedy for burnout

Missed family gatherings and soccer games, frustration with bureaucracy, dwindling self-worth and utter exhaustion often overshadow the initial call to heal others.

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Breaking News

AMA Supports Private Enforcement of Medicaid’s Equal-Access Mandate

Medicaid patient access at stake in U.S. Supreme Court case

WASHINGTON - Jan. 12, 2015 - The American Medical Association (AMA) and a coalition of several health care organizations have filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to allow private actions challenging states that break trust with Medicaid’s promise to provide patients with equal access to medical care.

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SCMC physician reprimanded by state medical board for unauthorized ... - Morris Sun Tribune

Worthington Daily Globe

SCMC physician reprimanded by state medical board for unauthorized ...
Morris Sun Tribune
MORRIS — A Morris physician has been reprimanded by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice for violating a state or federal law, engaging in unethical and unprofessional conduct, and being unable to practice medicine with reasonable skill due to ...
Morris physician faces license suspensionWorthington Daily Globe

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Posted Friday, January 23, 2015 4:13 pm CST

Share “Oklahoma Medical Board refuses to...” - NewsOK.com

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The state's medical board unanimously denied that request, with the state's prosecutor arguing that physician assistant Michael E. Hume has made no efforts to educate himself or undergo assessments to ensure he could safely practice medicine since his ...

Posted Thursday, January 15, 2015 9:37 pm CST

Florida bill expands use of medical marijuana - Sun Sentinel

Naples Daily News

Florida bill expands use of medical marijuana
Sun Sentinel
Additionally, a patient suffering from other diseases could get pot if in a "physician's good faith medical judgment, the patient has exhausted all other reasonable medical treatments for those symptoms." That leaves open one of the issues opponents ...
Republican State Sen. Jeff Brandes files new medical marijuana billNews 13 Orlando
Florida senator files major medical-marijuana bill on who can get supplyMiamiHerald.com
Bill would legalize medical marijuana in FloridaNaples Daily News
WTSP 10 News -Tampabay.com
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Posted Monday, January 26, 2015 4:59 pm CST