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The Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services announced a civil money penalty of $3.2 million against a Dallas hospital on February 1.  Read More ›

HLB is Pleased to Announce 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers

HLB is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been named 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers: Read More ›

On September 29, 2016, the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. department of Health and Human Services (OIG) published findings of its audit of Medi-Cal Electronic Health Record (EHR) payments made to 64 hospitals from October 1, 2011, through December 31, 2014.  These hospitals received 53 percent of Medi-Cal EHR incentive payments from the State of California to eligible hospitals during this time period.  Altogether, the State paid 263 hospitals approximately $601 million during this time period.  The OIG report found overpayments and some underpayments to 61 of the 64 hospitals, which net to $22 million.  The OIG also noted that prospective payments to these hospitals should be reduced by an additional $6.3 million. Read More ›

OIG Finds $22 Million Overpayments to 95% of Audited Hospitals;DHCS Promises to Audit All Hospital EHR Payments Read More ›

On August 18, 2016, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced an initiative to more widely investigate breaches affecting fewer than 500 individuals. Read More ›

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