Blog Posts from Healthcare

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.
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.
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.
HIPAA Compliance and Health IT

HIPAA Compliance and Health IT

Oct 01, 2016
Anne Cramer will be a panel speaker during the Vermont Information Technology Leaders 2016 Summit on Navigating the Health IT Landscape and will be presenting on the topic of “HIPAA Compliance and Health IT”.
Shireen Hart and Ralphine O’Rourke attend BBA’s Moving Burlington Forward Event

Shireen Hart and Ralphine O’Rourke attend BBA’s Moving Burlington Forward Event

Feb 22, 2016
Shireen T. Hart and Ralphine N. O’Rourke attended the Burlington Business Association‘s 2016 Business Summit entitled “Moving Burlington Forward: Making the Shift from Plans to Action.”
Villa Rehab Center, LLC Purchases Redstone Villa skilled nursing facility

Villa Rehab Center, LLC Purchases Redstone Villa skilled nursing facility

Dec 22, 2015
Primmer recently assisted The Villa Rehab Center, LLC in purchasing the assets of the Redstone Villa skilled nursing facility in St. Albans, Vermont