Healthcare has now surpassed nuclear power and financial services as the most highly regulated industry in the U.S. - and for good reason. The health, safety, and privacy of individual patients and the public at large is at stake.
For better or for worse, there exists a complex web of local, state, and federal laws and regulations that govern the businesses of healthcare providers and healthcare companies - from patient safety and privacy protections, to corporate transactions and contractual relationships. Navigating this complicated landscape requires a deep understanding of the risks and opportunities inherent in the healthcare industry—namely, it requires an experienced healthcare attorney.
VIRGINIA, June 5, 2017/Nixon Law Group, PLLC/- Nixon Law Group, a Virginia-based boutique law firm representing clients in the healthcare industry exclusively, begins Summer 2017 by welcoming Caitlin Riccobono, Esq. as Counsel with the firm. Cait will be based in Nixon Law Group’s Richmond office. Prior to beginning her career as a healthcare lawyer, Cait spent five years in skilled nursing/long-term care facilities as a social worker.
On April 10-12, Nixon Law Group's Carrie Nixon and Rebecca Gwilt will be traveling to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, MD for the second year in a row to speak at the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center's (MATRC) Annual Telehealth Summit. Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) are funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, which is part of the Office of Rural Health Policy. The 2016 MATRC Telehealth Summit explores how and why telehealth must intersect with both health system transformation and meaningful use if we are to successfully impact all three dimensions of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) "Triple Aim"
Nixon Law Group is proud to join with the Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers on March 3-5, 2016, at the Hilton Richmond, to discuss the impact of health reform on social workers and their emerging role in value-based, patient-centered health care.
On January 6, 2016, in a dramatic national press conference, President Obama announced several actions by his administration to address gun violence in the US. One of these actions is a long-planned modification to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The same day, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a Final Rule adding a permitted disclosure to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which expressly permits a limited number of Covered Entities to disclose protected health information (PHI) of certain individuals to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The modification is aimed at removing one barrier to expanding the quality of the information in NICS, which is used by firearms vendors to disqualify potential purchasers who are federally barred from owning firearms.
VIRGINIA, January 4, 2016/Nixon Law Group, LLC/- Nixon Law Group, a Virginia law firm focusing on healthcare law and the Affordable Care Act reforms, kicks off 2016 by welcoming Rebecca Gwilt, Esq. as Partner. Ms. Gwilt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in health law, serving previously as counsel at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS"). In her new role, she will also lead the Richmond office of Nixon Law Group.