A law update written by Taft attorneys Rosina M. Caponi and Rhonda B. Schechter was reprinted in the May 2014 issue of the Hamilton County Law Library News. The update, "Ohio Peer Review, Telemedicine, and Hospital Admissions Bills Effective May 20, 2014," discusses two health care-related bills that will take effect on May 20, 2014: Ohio House Bill 123 ("HB 123") and Ohio House Bill 139 ("HB 139"). HB 123 contains new rules relating to Medicaid coverage for telemedicine and also expands Ohio’s peer review confidentiality statutes. HB 139 allows for certain advance practice nurses ("APNs") and physician assistants ("PAs") to admit patients to hospitals.
Caponi and Schechter are members of the firm's Health & Life Sciences group. Caponi focuses her practice on the representation of hospitals, physician groups and other health care organizations regarding contractual arrangements and regulatory, operational and compliance matters. Schechter assists clients, particularly those in the health-care industry, with a range of business issues including mergers and acquisitions, vendor and physician contracts, and compliance with Medicare/Medicaid conditions of participation and other regulatory schemes.
Click here to read the update in the Hamilton County Law Library News.