Pets on planes, service dogs & emotional support animals: Erin Jackson unpacks the differences for URBO

Pets on planes, service dogs & emotional support animals: Erin Jackson unpacks the differences for URBO

Attorney Erin Jackson was recently interviewed by URBO about the distinctions between pets, service dogs, and emotional support animals. As airlines’ pet-related mishaps continue to make the news, some are considering alternative ways to get Fido to their destination. What are the differences between pets and support or service dogs, and what are the consequences of masquerading...

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Experts’ Tips on Forming an LLC: Erin Jackson’s advice shared in blerrp.com article

Experts’ Tips on Forming an LLC: Erin Jackson’s advice shared in blerrp.com article

Attorney Erin Jackson shared some tips with blerrp.com for those considering forming an LLC. To check out her advice, read the article and scroll down to #5 for her thoughts! Read the article...

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5 Lessons from the ATI Physical Therapy HIPAA Breach

5 Lessons from the ATI Physical Therapy HIPAA Breach

Earlier this month, ATI Physical Therapy in Illinois submitted a HIPAA breach notification to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. An IT-related breach compromised the protected health information (“PHI”) of 35,136 patients.  In January, ATI discovered that some employees’ direct deposit information had been altered, and it subsequently launched a forensic investigation into...

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Why your Notice of Privacy Practices alone doesn’t satisfy your HIPAA obligations

Why your Notice of Privacy Practices alone doesn’t satisfy your HIPAA obligations

We hear this question a lot. “I already have a Notice of Privacy Practices. Does that mean I don’t need the HIPAA policy you mentioned?” And the answer is always, without exception, a resounding no. A Notice of Privacy Practices document is not a substitute for written privacy policies and procedures, nor is it sufficient to satisfy...

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How to Ensure Your Texts & Emails Don’t Violate HIPAA: Connor Jackson guest blogs for WebPT

How to Ensure Your Texts & Emails Don’t Violate HIPAA: Connor Jackson guest blogs for WebPT

Patients and providers alike are relying upon text messages, social media, and email to communicate with or about patients’ healthcare. But this often places patients’ personal health information at risk, and these forms of communication may put providers in HIPAA’s crosshairs. Check out partner Connor Jackson’s latest guest blog for WebPT, and learn 10 tips...

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3 Things Mental Health Providers Should Know about Reporting Threats of Harm

3 Things Mental Health Providers Should Know about Reporting Threats of Harm

Responding to a threat of harm can require quick action, so it’s best to consider this issue when it is not an emergent question facing your practice.  Because the repercussions of reports can be unpredictable, the decision as to how to handle a threat of harm can be challenging.  The Tarasoff doctrine simultaneously recognizes mental health professionals’ duty to uphold their patients’ confidentiality and their duty to take action when a potential victim is at...

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A Medical Marketing Expert Shares Six Reasons that Online Pharmacies are on the Rise {guest blog!}

A Medical Marketing Expert Shares Six Reasons that Online Pharmacies are on the Rise {guest blog!}

Katie Jones, a marketing expert, recently assisted in the development of the sites quickdoctor and doctor4u. We picked her brain about the advent of online pharmacies and why they’re currently leaps and bounds better than retail stores and brick and mortar pharmaceutical establishments. She had some enlightening points about the development and benefits of online...

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Trump Administration Moves to Scale Back Fines Imposed on Nursing Homes

Trump Administration Moves to Scale Back Fines Imposed on Nursing Homes

If the safety and quality of nursing home services decreases, elderly and disabled patients may seek an alternative means of care, such as that offered by in-home health.  Home health providers can provide the individualized care that patients and their families seek, and they can often significantly delay an individual’s transition into a full-time care...

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Is Obamacare here to stay?: 3 Things to Expect in 2018

Is Obamacare here to stay?: 3 Things to Expect in 2018

Despite their efforts and actions to repeal Obamacare, the GOP did not have the sweeping success they had anticipated for 2017. As the new year begins, let’s take a look at the current state of the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect patients and providers in 2018.

With the 2018 midterm elections rapidly approaching, change may be this year’s only...

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