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Uber as a HIPAA business associate

Uber recently announced the launch of Uber Health, a non-emergency ride service that allows healthcare providers to schedule and pay for transportation for their patients. The stated purpose of the service is to expand medical transportation to traditionally underserved areas. Roughly 3.6 million Americans miss medical appointments each year due to lack of reliable transportation, contributing to the … Continue reading

OIG approves complimentary hospital shuttle services

On October 21, 2015, the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) released Advisory Opinion No. 15-13, stating that it would not impose administrative sanctions against members of a health system for offering free van shuttle services to certain medical facilities within the health system. The Proposed Arrangement Under the proposed arrangement, the health system would … Continue reading