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August 2015 Bulletin Available

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Articles
Legal Summary ………………. 345
Beyond King v. Burwell: House v.
Burwell still challenges Obamacare
Beth Anne Jackson, Esq.
Materia Medica ……………….. 347
‘Funny’ new drug for systolic
heart failure: ivabradine (Corlanor®)
Mariah Deibert, PharmD candidate
Special Report ……………….. 350
Is retirement calling you? A few things
to consider …
Angela Boateng, PAMED
Mary Ellen Corum, PAMED
Technology & Medicine …… 353
Managing IT assets containing ePHI
Martin Stranges

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LifeGuard®

LifeGuard

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When a situation arises wherein a physician’s medical knowledge, clinical skills, or health status are called into question, LifeGuard is a resource for the physician or other referring entities. LifeGuard’s pathways, inclusive of recommended remediations, are uniquely tailored to the individual needs and specialty of each physician.

 

LIFEGUARD CAN BE A RESOURCE FOR:

  • State boards of medicine
  • Hospitals and healthsystems
  • Physician group practices
  • Healthcare attorneys
  • Physicians

WHEN…

  • Reentering the practice of medicine
  • Seeking reinstatement of license
  • Concerned with clinical decision making and patient care management
  • Consistency of care provided is in question
  • Transitioning career or specialty
  • Clinical skills deficiencies are suspected or already evident
  • Addressing neurocognitive concerns
  • Measuring fitness for duty
  • Proctoring is needed to evaluate clinical skills onsite
  • Complying with consent agreements or CIAs

LifeGuard was implemented by the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society as a sister program to its Physicians’ Health Programs (PHP).

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Reporting Medicare or Medicaid Fraud

Suspected fraud should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General, Heath and Human Services.

Phone:
1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477)

Fax:
1-800-223-8164
Mail:
US Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Inspector General
ATTN: OIG HOTLINE OPERATIONS
PO Box 23489
Washington, DC 20026

Website:

https://forms.oig.hhs.gov/hotlineoperations/

 


 

Additional resources:

Stop Medicare Fraud Website – https://www.stopmedicarefraud.gov/reportfraud/

CMS Fraud Information Website

Report Fraud: HHS-OIG Hotline Operations

 

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Allegheny County Medical Society
713 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15212
412-321-5030  FAX 412-321-5323