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What is Department of Health and Human Services?

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health

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What is Medicare Part B Law?

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Medicare Part B is basically medical insurance, meant to help with doctors bills in and out of the hospital, as well as

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What is Health Care Fraud?

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Health Care fraud is an intentional act of misrepresentation or deception that results in a higher benefit to the health care provider

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What is a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan?

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In 2003, Congress passed legislation that provides a prescription drug benefit to seniors – or a Medicare New Prescription Plan. Starting

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What is a HIPAA?

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 mandates significant changes in the legal and regulatory environments governing the provision of health

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What is Informed Consent?

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Informed Consent is the process by which a physician advises a patient about his or her treatment. Depending upon state laws,

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What is Lack of Informed Consent?

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The elements of a cause of action against a physician for failure to obtain informed consent are: the physician’s failure to

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What is Cerebral Palsy Law?

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Cerebral palsy is a disorder of movement or coordination caused by an abnormality of the brain. More than 80% of

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What are the Elements of Medical Malpractice?

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Most states follow the general rule that, to prove a medical malpractice case, a patient must prove: 1)

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What is the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act?

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Under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, once it is established that a patient appeared

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