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Cost-Benefit Analysis 101 for Healthcare Providers

Healthcare entities (and their business associates) face stiff financial penalties for breaches resulting from the internal operations of the healthcare provider: $150,000 for a lost, unencrypted flash drive, $750,000 for sending an administrative service provider PHI without a signed BAA, and $2.5 million for a stolen laptop, just to name a few. Our colleagues in … Continue Reading

United States Supreme Court Will Review Home Health Care Workers’ Challenge To Compulsory Union Fees

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to review a Seventh Circuit decision requiring non-union Illinois home health care workers serving Medicaid recipients to pay union fees.  Harris v. Quinn, No. 12-861, cert. granted 10/1/13.  Pursuant to a 2009 executive order and a collective bargaining agreement, the state of Illinois and SEIU Healthcare Illinois & … Continue Reading