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The EMTALA answer book 2017. Jeffrey C. Moffat. Wolters Kluwer; 2017. The book shows how the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) affects not only emergency physicians but on-call physicians, specialists, and hospitals. And it shows how CMS has stepped up enforcement against EMTALA violations.

(Call No. Medicolegal 330-023 2017)

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Telemental health: Clinical, technical and administrative foundations for evidence-based practice. Kathleen Myers and Carolyn L. Turvey. Elsevier Inc.; 2013. Acquiring access to mental health treatments can be difficult for those who are not near mental health facilities. The growing field of telemental health addresses this problem by using video and telephone conferencing to provide patients with access to psychiatric professionals. However, the process faces challenges to gain adoption into mainstream medical practice and to develop an evidence base supporting its efficacy. In this comprehensive text, leading professionals in the field provide an introduction to telemental health and explore how to construct a therapeutic space in different contexts when conducting telemental health, how to improve access for special populations, and how to develop an evidence base and best practice in telemental health.

(Call No. Medicolegal 330-047)

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HIPAA compliance handbook 2016. Patricia I. Carter. Aspen Publishers, Inc.; 2016. 2015 edition provides the following benefits: Incorporates new guidance from OCR on mental health information, the marketing rules applicable to refill reminders, student immunizations, and more. With comprehensive information on how to perform a breach analysis, with a new flowchart to guide you through the process. An introduction to the new Security Risk Assessment Tool provided by OCR to help small- to medium-sized providers conduct thorough and organized risk assessments. Analysis of seven new resolution agreements between HHS and covered entities and lessons learned. Updated State-by-State Guide to Medical Privacy Statutes.

(Call No. Medicolegal 330-019 2016)

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What is…telemedicine. Catherine Barrett and Alexis S. Gilroy. American Bar Association, 2015. The purpose of this book is to provide a broad overview of the telemedicine industry and prepare the reader to better understand and address critical and evolving questions about telemedicine and patient care.

(Call No. Medicolegal 330-046)

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HIPAA rules & compliance. DuPont Sustainable Solutions; 2013. HIPAA has undergone several modifications since its enactment in 1996, from the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (2010) to the HITECH Act.  In 2013 the Department of Health and Human Services issued the HIPAA Omnibus Rule to revise, enhance, and strengthen the HIPAA yet again. How does this new rule impact your compliance strategies? Update your training and give employees an overview of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule with this DVD program.   (Loaned as a set along with HIPAA privacy- compliance scenarios, 2010.)

(Call No. DVD 002-611 2013)

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HIPAA privacy – compliance scenarios. Coastal DuPont; 2010. This DVD program covers the basics of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and shows examples of what is necessary to comply. This must-see program uses specific scenarios to illustrate privacy dos and don'ts.  (Loaned as a set along with HIPAA rules & compliance, 2013.)

(Call No. DVD 002-456 2010)

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The HIPAA roadmap for business associates: A step-by-step guide to HIPAA/HITECH compliance. Patricia D. King. Medical Group Management Association; 2013.  The HIPAA Roadmap for Business Associates is a turnkey HIPAA/HITECH compliance program for small to medium-size business associates. The HIPAA Roadmap will lead you step-by-step through the tasks needed to comply with the HIPAA Security Rule, the Breach Notification Rule and relevant provisions of the Privacy Rule. 120 pages, including the Security Official job description; checklists and forms for performing security assessment; manual containing the policies needed to comply with the Security Rule; breach notification policy; business associate agreement amendment; training presentation, and more.

(Call No. Medicolegal 330-045 2013)

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Protecting electronic health information: How to comply with the HIPAA security rule. HCPro, Inc.; 2005. Topics covered include: password management, physical security of patient information, protecting your system from outside threats, unauthorized software and hardware, protecting computers while you travel.

(Call No. DVD 002-527)

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2005 health law and compliance update. John Steiner. Aspen Publishers, Inc.; 2005. Summary of contents: Year in review: Health care case law and other developments, compliance and governance issues and trends after Sarbanes-Oxley, compliance program effectiveness, compliance and health law update for long-term care, recent EMTALA developments, fraud and abuse/false claims act developments, recent developments in managed care, hospital liability for physician malpractice, state initiatives in Medicaid compliance, managed care contracting issues for providers, medical staff developments.

(Call No. Medicolegal 330-029 2005)

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Medicolegal manual – New York Health Information Management Association. New York Health Information Management Association, Inc.; 2006. The Sixth Edition of the Medicolegal Manual contains three (3) modules: Introductory, HIPAA, and Patient Rights. Topics found in these modules include: Health/Medical Record-A Legal Document, Consents, American Legal System, What Is A Lawsuit?, Court Directives, Rules of Evidence, Tort Litigation, Confidential & Privileged Communication, NYS Mandatory Reporting Requirements, Record Retention & Destruction, Medical Staff & Peer Review, Physician Office, Privacy Regulations, Security Regulations, Transactions & Code Sets, Definitions, HIPAA Forms, Right to Access, Alcohol/Drug Abuse Confidentiality, Confidentiality of Genetic Information, HIV/AIDS Confidentiality, Adoption, Advanced Directives, Forms, and NYS Regulatory Documentation.

(Call No. R M 151-036 2006)

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Medical ethics: Policies, protocols, guidelines & programs. John F. Monagle. Aspen Publishers, Inc.; 2006. This manual is a compendium of various health care policies, guidelines, protocols, and programs that concern clinical issues with ethical implications. The collection of policies, guidelines, and procedures are helpful in drafting and reviewing institutional procedures and helping policymakers develop useful mechanisms for assuring ethical treatment of patients and staff.

(Call No. Ethics 072-005 2006)

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Code of medical ethics: Current opinions with annotations, 2006-2007. American Medical Association; 2006. This 2006 - 2007 edition contains 200 ethical opinions of the AMA's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, along with the AMA's nine Principles of Medical Ethics and several opinions on topics including physician health and wellness, physician obligation in disaster preparedness and response, direct-to-consumer diagnostic imaging tests, and resident physicians' involvement in patient care. New guidance is given on previous topics such as transplantation of organs from living donors, racial and ethnic health care disparities, and medical testimony.

(Call No. Phys 539-030 2006-2007)

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AMDA guidelines-completing death certificates. American Medical Directors Association; 2006. New for 2006, the AMDA Guidelines for Completing Death Certificates are designed to assist physicians through the often complicated process of completing a death certificate. The guidelines include information on understanding the legal definition of death; the roles held by physicians, coroners, medical examiners, and nonphysician practitioners during the process of pronouncing and certifying death; and in-depth information about properly completing the cause of death.

(Call No. LTC 104-116)

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Telemedicine-survey and analysis of federal and state laws. Thomas Wm. Mayo and Tara E. Kepler. American Health Lawyers Association; 2007. The book provides an extensive collection of statutory information from both federal and state statutes that address the myriad rules governing medical practice and telemedicine. The authors provide: An overview of each state's licensing requirements regarding an out of state physician's ability to be part of a patient's treatment plan via telemedicine; Identification and discussion of additional barriers that confront doctors desiring to employ telemedicine; Review of the unique questions of medical malpractice and liability that apply to telemedicine; Discussion of the impact on telemedicine by the sundry fraud and abuse laws, the OIG Advisory Opinions that address telemedicine, and the new safe harbor in the federal anti-kickback statute as well as the exception in the Stark regulations. The companion CD-ROM contains the text of the book is searchable, and contains hyperlinks to most of the statutory and case law citations.

(Call No. Medicolegal 330-037)

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Health care fraud and abuse compliance manual. Aspen Publishers, Inc.; 2007. False claims and fraudulent billing, fraud and abuse prohibitions under the antikickback statute, federal physician self-referral prohibitions - The Stark Law.

(Call No. Medicolegal 330-008)

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Corporate governance and compliance for health care – a practical guide. Frank Sheeder and Sharon A. Alexander. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business; 2007. The book includes all the practical forms and guidelines you need to establish effective guidelines and keep your Board of Directors aware of, and included in compliance program processes and issues. There are over 50 forms that guide boards through crucial responsibilities and requirements

(Call No. Medicolegal 330-043 2007)

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Patient confidentiality – it’s everybody’s job, not everybody’s business. Coastal Health Train; 2008. This updated program is designed to teach all healthcare workers about the importance of respecting a patient's confidentiality at all times. Employees will learn to identify the potential risks to patient privacy, basic principles for protecting that privacy, and what to do for a patient whose privacy is at risk. Added features and benefits of DVD training include: English, Spanish and Portuguese versions and a customizable PowerPoint presentation.

(Call No. DVD 002-535 2008)

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2010 health law and compliance update. John Steiner. Aspen Publishers, Inc.; 2010. Chapters in the 2010 edition include: Year in Review, The Newest "Darling of the Modern Prosecutor's Nursery": Use of the Federal and State False Claims Acts in the Health Care Industry, the Intersection of Corporate Compliance and Quality of Health Care, Medical Identity Theft: Responding to Red Flags and Address Discrepancies, Electronic Health Information, Technology, and the Electronic Medical Record, Hospital Charging Practice and Associated Order Entry Systems, Health Care Reform During an Economic Crisis, Compliance Programs and Internal Investigations, Quality of Care and Compliance, Equity Transactions in the Ambulatory Surgical Center Industry, and Looking Deep Into Physician Compliance.

(Call No. Medicolegal 330-029 2010)

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HIPAA – privacy compliance. DuPont Sustainable Solutions; 2010. This program covers the basics of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and shows examples of what is necessary to comply. This must-see program uses specific scenarios to illustrate privacy dos and don'ts. Program includes: HIPAA basic overview, examples of when PHI communication is/is not permitted, when patient authorization is required, patient rights, personal representatives, reporting and identifying violations, and mandates of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health HITECH Act.

(Call No. DVD 002-556 2010)

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Legal first aid: Guide for health care professionals. Anthony L. DeWitt. Jones and Bartlett Publishers; 2011. The guide covers all aspects of both civil and criminal law problems and informs readers faced with difficult legal issues when to seek professional help. Every practicing health professional should have this guide. This text also includes these useful appendices: Notes Prepared in Anticipation of Litigation for My Attorney, Witness List, Notice of Potential Claim Against Insured, Letter to Collector, Elder Abuse Hotlines and Child Abuse Hotlines.

(Call No. Medicolegal 330-040)

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Hospital liability. James Walker Smith. Law Journal Press; 2012. Whether you represent hospitals, physicians or their patients, this acclaimed publication analyzes the impact of the latest statutes, regulations, cases and trends. Hospital Liability explores issues such as: HMO liability for medical malpractice; nonmedical liability; liability for negligent ambulance service; state rulings on recovery for the wrongful death of a fetus; hospital liability for an infant's injuries in a delayed C-section; informed consent and damages for both disclosed and undisclosed complications; standards for alternative methods of blood conservation and use; punitive damages; reporting and evidence preservation requirements in child abuse and sexual assault cases; pregnancy-related actions; blood services, anesthesia, radiology, surgery, autopsy, and donation liability; hospital liability for the acts of a private physician; the degree to which the hospital owes an independent duty of care to the patient; hospital antitrust liability; the "right to die," including a discussion of decision-making tools such as "living wills" and durable powers of attorney; liability insurance; and tort reform.

(Call No. Medicolegal 330-025)

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Hospital legal forms, checklists, and guidelines. Howard S. Rowland. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business; 2012. Provides a wealth of sample forms, guidelines, and checklists, this step-by-step users guide provides all the resources needed for more informed daily decision making and legally safe hospital-wide operations.

(Call No. Hosp Adm 312-019)

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HIPAA compliance handbook 2011. Patricia I. Carter. Aspen Publishers, Inc.; 2011. This edition has been updated to include easy to understand explanations of the HITECH Act's changes to HIPAA, compliance dates, new breach notification requirements, changing roles and responsibilities of BA's, increased civil penalties and more enforcement tools, required accommodation of restriction requests, and the expansion of accounting of disclosures requirement. Special new Appendix H, Summary of the HITECH Act's Privacy/Security Provisions, new information on government audits and settlement agreements, including a new section discussing the Provident Health and CVS resolution agreements, and a new section on health information exchanges (HIEs).

(Call No. Medicolegal 330-019 2011)

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The EMTALA answer book 2011. Mark M. Moy. Aspen Publishers, Inc.; 2011. Chapter titles include: Scope and Application of EMTALA, The Medical Screening Examination Requirement, The Transfer Requirement, Hospital Responsibilities Under EMTALA, EMTALA Enforcement, EMTALA and On-Call Physicians, EMTALA and Managed Care, EMTALA and Psychiatry, Role of Quality Improvement Organizations, and EMTALA Preemption.

(Call No. Medicolegal 330-023 2011)

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2011 health law and compliance update. John Steiner. Aspen Publishers, Inc.; 2011. Chapter titles in the 2011 include: Year in Review, Compliance Within the Auditing Landscape, Physician Supervision in Hospital Outpatient Departments: Thinking Inside (and Outside) the Box, Donation of Electronic Health Record Technology from Hospitals to Community Physicians: Legal and Practical Considerations, Legal Issues in Hospital -Physician Alignment, The Fraud and Abuse and Program Integrity Provisions of the Health Care Reform Legislation, The Behavioral Health Industry, Delivery System and Payment Changes in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: The Case for Participating in CMS Demonstration Projects or Private-Payor Bundling Programs, and Top Health Care Antitrust Developments for 2010.

(Call No. Medicolegal 330-029 2011)

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Guide to Medical Privacy & HIPAA: Health Care Series. Thomson West Publishing Company; 2012.

(Call No. Medicolegal 330-041 2012)

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Electronic discovery and records management guide: Rules, checklists, and forms. Jay E. Grenig, et al. West Publishing Co. 2012. This updated book provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of electronic discovery, from records management to spoliation. While reference is made to applicable rules of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the book is intended to provide guidance for discovery in state courts, as well.

(Call No. R M 151-139 2011-2012)

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2012 health law and compliance update. John Steiner. Aspen Publishers, Inc.; 2012.

(Call No. Medicolegal 330-029 2012)

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Law, liability, and ethics for medical office professionals. Myrtle Flight. Delmar Publishers; 2011. The book is intended to introduce the legal side of the medical office to employees and provide a foundation of law to be used as a guide against which individual behavior may be measured. It is intended to help prevent medical malpractice litigation by exposing the student to the legal concepts of standard of care, scope of employment, criminal and civil acts, contracts, and negligence, and to ethical concepts.

(Call No. Medicolegal 330-044 2011)

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