Blog Posts from Healthcare

In the wake of a global crisis, health care will emerge stronger

In the wake of a global crisis, health care will emerge stronger

Jun 16, 2021
To say that 2020--and now, 2021—was a year of growth would be a vast understatement. The world is forever changed, day-to-day life is forever changed, and nowhere is this more prevalent than in health care. The COVID-19 pandemic stretched the U.S. health care system to its limits, and well beyond, but in the face of adversity the health care industry is emerging stronger.
Welcome Associate Attorneys Sarah Butson and Mary Elizabeth Platt

Welcome Associate Attorneys Sarah Butson and Mary Elizabeth Platt

Feb 12, 2021
We are expanding our employment law and healthcare practices with two new associates, Sarah Butson and Mary Elizabeth Platt. Mary Beth and Sarah will work with their teams at our Burlington, Vermont office.
Is your information secure when you use telehealth?

Is your information secure when you use telehealth?

May 29, 2020
Shireen Hart speaks with WCAX reporter Cat Viglienzoni regarding HIPAA concerns related to the increase in telemedicine visits.
CARES Act | Provider Relief Fund & Medicare Reimbursement

CARES Act | Provider Relief Fund & Medicare Reimbursement

Apr 17, 2020
The CARES Act contained over $2 trillion in economic relief in attempts to stem the negative impact of the spread of the COVID-19, which is the disease caused by the Coronavirus.
COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration & Authorized Waivers

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration & Authorized Waivers

Apr 06, 2020
On March 13th 2020, President Trump issued a National Emergency Declaration. Pursuant to Section 1135 of the Social Security Act, the President’s declaration, and the Secretary for Health and Human Services (“HHS) previous Public Health Emergency Declaration on January 31, 2020, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) is authorized to waive certain Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (“CHIP”) program requirements and conditions of participation.
Primmer PIper Eggleston & Cramer PC Attorneys Assist in Updating the Vermont Guide to Health Care Law

Primmer PIper Eggleston & Cramer PC Attorneys Assist in Updating the Vermont Guide to Health Care Law

Jun 21, 2017
The Vermont Medical Society recently updated and reformatted the Vermont Guide to Health Care Law which can be viewed here.  Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC’s attorneys authored three (3) of the Guide’s…
SAMHSA ’s Final Rule on the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records

SAMHSA ’s Final Rule on the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records

Mar 22, 2017
On March 21, 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (“SAMHSA”)’s Final Rule on the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records (“42 CFR Part 2” or “Part 2”) took effect.
Healthcare Alert: Texting of Patient Care Orders Banned by Joint Commission

Healthcare Alert: Texting of Patient Care Orders Banned by Joint Commission

Jan 16, 2017
The Joint Commission, which establishes standards for healthcare organizations related to the provision of safe, high quality care and accredits those organizations who meet the standards, has recently announced that the use of secure text messaging platforms to transmit patient care orders is prohibited.
HIPAA & Compliance Update Webinar- Anne Cramer, Esq. & Shireen Hart, Esq., Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC

HIPAA & Compliance Update Webinar- Anne Cramer, Esq. & Shireen Hart, Esq., Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC

Jan 10, 2017
The Vermont Medical Society presents on March 15, 2017: HIPAA & Compliance Update – Anne Cramer, Esq. & Shireen Hart, Esq., Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC   Hear from some of Vermont’s experts on…
Compliance Alert: Employer Sponsored, Self-funded Health Plan

Compliance Alert: Employer Sponsored, Self-funded Health Plan

Nov 17, 2016
Effective as of the first day of the plan year commencing on or after January 1, 2017, employer sponsored, self-insured health plans may be subject to the civil rights provision of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.