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HIPAA Regs Challenged in Court as Too Liberal 05/07/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 51 | 0
Health consumer activists have filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of recently enacted HIPAA regulations on the grounds that the regulations don't do what they are supposed to do, and in fact lessen medical privacy.The suit's plaintiffs, Washington, D.C.-based Citizens for Health; Ameri...Read More
Houston Surgeon Indicted for Work Comp Fraud 05/05/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 34 | 0
On Wednesday, Dr. James A. Ghadially, owner and operator of Gulf Coast Orthopaedic & Spine Associates, was indicted on 21 counts of fraud. Each count carries a maximum of five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Federal agents arrested Ghadially and brought him before U.S....Read More
Hubbard Selected Montana Fund President/CEO 05/05/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 57 | 0
At their May 2 meeting, the Board of Directors of Montana State Fund (MSF) selected Laurence Hubbard to serve as the next President/CEO of Montana's largest workers' compensation insurer. In making the announcement Board chairman Herbert Leuprecht remarked, "We are pleased that Laurence is w...Read More
HIPAA Summit Conf, Seattle, WA 6/4 - 6/7 05/01/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 48 | 0
The HIPAA Summit Conference Series today announced the scheduling of the 6th National HIPAA Summit West, June 4-7, 2003, in Seattle WA, with a special session at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond WA on Saturday, June 7, 2003. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: -- Richard M. Campanell...Read More
Houston Forging Company Gets $138K OSHA Fine 04/30/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 122 | 0
A Houston company has been cited $138,000 for its safety and health violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing its employees to damaged electrical conductors and failure to provide an adequate preventative maintenance program or periodic equipment inspections, says ...Read More
HI Gives Notice that HIPAA not Affect Work Comp 04/29/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 210 | 0
The Privacy Rules of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that went into effect Monday, April 14th require hospitals and other health care providers to follow strict requirements before releasing medical information on their patients. Sweeping changes are expected ...Read More
HIPAA Declared Constitutional - USCA 4th 04/28/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 26 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) does not unconstitutionally delegate legislative function and that the regulations promulgated pursuant to the law are not beyond the scope of the congressional grant...Read More
Harleysville Loses Ten Cents/Share Due to WC 04/28/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 69 | 0
Harleysville Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HGIC) Friday reported a diluted operating loss of $0.10 per share for the first quarter, reflecting the impact of its previously announced $20 million pretax workers compensation reserve adjustment and $3.6 million of winter storm property catastrophe losses, as well...Read More
Hooper Holmes Reports Revenue Growth of 13% 04/25/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 71 | 0
Hooper Holmes, Inc. (Amex: HH) yesterday reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2003. Total revenues for the quarter grew 13% to $74.9 million from $66.5 million in the first quarter last year, reflecting contributions from the Company's acquisitions of D&D Associ...Read More
Harleysville Boost WC Reserves, Will Create Loss 04/24/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 24 | 0
Harleysville Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HGIC) reported yesterday that it has completed the previously announced analysis of its workers compensation reserves. As a result, the company's first quarter earnings will reflect the addition of $20 million pretax to its loss and loss adjustment reserves for worke...Read More
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