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Practices for Guarding Against HIPAA Breaches in Your Company

Practices for Guarding Against HIPAA Breaches in Your Company If your company is classified as a “covered entity” (most healthcare providers are covered entities) or a “business associated” of a covered Read More

How Doctors and Hospitals Can Combat Medicare and Medicaid Fraud 

Counterintuitive as it seems, it is possible to commit fraud without actual intent. If you and your staff lack careful billing and oversight processes, you could come under investigation for Read More

Kentucky Ruling Highlights Importance of HIPAA Employee Training

Written By: Janie Ratliff-Sweeney Even with the best standards and practices in place, hospitals, doctors’ offices and other medical institutions are only as good at patient health data privacy as the Read More

Kentucky Doctor Ordered Jailed, Suspended for Implanting Unnecessary Pacemakers 

Written By: Janie Ratliff-Sweeney When you hear of Medicare fraud, you may think of billings for patients who never showed or for procedures that were never performed. What might not come Read More

What You Should Know About Kentucky Medical Records Laws

What You Should Know About Kentucky Medical Records Laws Medical records typically contain personal information that care providers must keep private in accordance with federal and state law. In most cases, Read More

What Makes for a Valid Living Will in Kentucky?

A living will is a legal document that allows patients to provide healthcare providers with an outline of their wishes in the event they become incapacitated and unable to communicate Read More

Employers’ Responsibility for Health Insurance in Kentucky

There is no law in Kentucky that requires employers to provide group health insurance to their employees. While most employers do provide this benefit, there is no government regulation or Read More

How Medical Malpractice Works in Kentucky

In Kentucky, medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional (such as a doctor, nurse or other hospital staff member) is medically negligent, leading to injury for a patient. Medical negligence Read More

Employer Responsibility for Workers’ Compensation in Kentucky

The Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA) lists the requirements for employers related to workers’ compensation. The benefits themselves are administered by the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims (DWC), which also Read More

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