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Category: Health Law
In addition to relief provided to small businesses, pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Act earmarked $100 billion for health care providers. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced April 10 that an initial outlay of $30 billion would be distributed directly to physicians, group practices and hospitals.
If nothing else, COVID-19 is a wake-up call about how precarious life can be and how quickly things can change. While you are at home and looking for something to do, do yourself and your family a good deed by making it is easier for them should you become incapacitated or pass away. Otherwise, your family will be subjected to a scavenger’s hunt.
Fraud Alert: Genetic Testing Scam The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is alerting the public about a fraud scheme involving genetic testing. Scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries cheek swabs for genetic testing to obtain their Medicare information for identity theft or fraudulent billing purposes. Fraudsters are targeting beneficiaries through telemarketing calls, booths at public events, health fairs, and door-to-door visits.
Should Doctors Allow Patients to Record Their Conversations? Copyright © 2018 by Mitchell F. Green According to the Pew Research Center, 77 percent of all U.S. adults own smart phones. With the ubiquity of these devices and their convenient audio-visual recording capabilities, it is no surprise that patients are increasingly requesting to record clinical visits, and, in some cases, secretly recording conversations with their doctors.