Posts by John Leardi:





Stark Law and ‘Self-Referral’: A Primer

The Stark Law was originally implemented in the 1990s and among its provisions it prohibited physicians from “self-referring” Medicare patients. However, there is an exception in this law that allow …


Easy Steps to Protect Patient Health Information

Your patients’ health information requires careful safeguarding. When the security of this information is breached, your practice may face not only serious HIPAA-related penalties, but you risk the personal and …


Debunking HIPAA Omnibus Compliance Myths

HIPAA is a complex and often misunderstood law designed to protect the privacy and security of patient health information. The law has carefully crafted stipulations on exactly how health care …




Managing and Reducing Compliance Costs

Compliance costs represent a heavy burden for health care organizations. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 2014 survey, nearly a third of health care providers estimated their annual corporate compliance budgets add up …