New York State Department of Health Issues Long Awaited Regulations Ahead of the End of LHCSA Moratorium

February 14, 2020

    On Thursday, February 6, 2020, the Public Health and Health Planning Council (“PHHPC”) voted to adopt the Department of Health’s (“DOH”) final amendments to the licensure requirements for Licensed Home Care Services Agencies (“LHCSA”) operating in New York State (the “Adopted Regulations”). These regulations will replace prior regulations and end the LHCSA application …

Deadline for Reporting 2019 HIPAA Breaches is Approaching

  As most of you are aware, all 2019 HIPAA security breaches affecting less than 500 individuals must be reported by covered entities (e.g., providers and health plans) to the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) prior to February 28, 2020.   If you have not already submitted this information, …

New York Expands Protections Under Surprise Bill Law

February 11, 2020

  Effective January 1, 2020, New York has expanded the scope of the consumer protections set forth in New York’s Emergency Medical Services and Surprise Bills (Surprise Bill Law) to include bills for out-of-network (OON) hospital emergency services including inpatient admissions through the emergency room. The law also requires health plans regulated by New York …

New Hospital Financial Reporting Requirements in New Jersey

February 5, 2020

  On January 21, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed bills A5916 and A5918 into law which are intended to increase the financial transparency of New Jersey hospitals and to ensure that such hospitals do not suddenly shut down, leaving residents without access to adequate health care in their respective communities as a result of a …

New Jersey Enacts Applied Behavior Analyst Licensing Act

January 21, 2020

  On January 13, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed the “Applied Behavior Analyst Licensing Act” (the “Act“) into law, which becomes effective on July 11, 2020. The Act creates the State Board of Applied Behavior Analysts (the “Board“) within the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs. The Governor will …