Going Non-Par

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This month, the Health Law Section of The Florida Bar published an article Ms. Bittinger wrote on Florida case law regarding what amount insurers should pay non-par (or out of network) providers. Ms. Bittinger analyzed two cases in which courts … Continued

Alternative Payment Structures

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Frustrated with your Medicare-Physician-Fee-Schedule-based reimbursement from payers? Hearing a lot about alternative payment structures from insurance companies for patient care but not quite sure how to put one in place? Want to be paid for value rather than volume? Click … Continued

Physician Employment Agreements

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Physician employment agreements continue in importance. A reporter from the Wall Street Journal interviewed Ms. Bittinger last week on physician compensation and referral issues for a story she’s working on. She learned of Ms. Bittinger from her national speaking and … Continued

The Wolf Is Indeed With the Sheep

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The Wolf Is Indeed With the Sheep In the health law industry, providers often feel like people in positions like mine – attorneys, consultants, advisors, etc. – are like the little boy who cried wolf.  As you will read below, … Continued

Is your Organization ready for a HIPAA Audit?

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently announced that it will survey 1,200 covered entities (health plans, health care providers, and health care clearinghouses) and business associates (groups that provide certain services to covered … Continued