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Incidental Use and Disclosure of HIPAA InformationWhen a pharmacy learns of a HIPAA breach, it, and its business associates involved in the breach, are required to report the incident to the government. But not all violations are reportable and may not be considered a breach.
Supreme Court decision impacts price transparency effortsAs a result of a recent case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, advocates of healthcare transparency may need to adjust their data collection strategies.
Policy vs. legal perspectives on healthcare price transparencyA recent Supreme Court decision shines the spotlight on the healthcare price transparency debate.
Non-English speaking patients: Are you required to hire an interpreter?Physicians are subject to a wide range of federal and state mandates impacting their practice. Some of these requirements are murky, such as laws addressing discrimination against patients who speak limited or no English.
Non-English speaking patients: Are you required to hire an interpreter?Physicians are subject to a wide range of federal and state mandates impacting their practice. Some of these requirements are murky, such as laws addressing discrimination against patients who speak limited or no English.
Update: The Continuing Professional Development initiative from ACPEA look at what's going on with the Continuing Professional Development initiative from ACPE.
Ethics and painA new bimonthly column from Ken Baker looks at ethical decision-making in pharmacy.
Compounding pharmacy takes an unexpected turnFrom a legal and regulatory point of view, the crisis has exposed a void in the world of drug manufacturing versus compounding pharmacy to which few pay attention, although there has been significant litigation in this area even before this latest crisis.