Tag Archives: HIPAA

OCR Announces Intention to Move Forward With Development of Methodology to Distribute Enforcement Funds to Victims of HIPAA Violations

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) updated its agenda, outlining proposed and final rules as well as pre-rule document releases for 2018. A notable, and highly anticipated, advance notice of proposed rulemaking included on the agenda indicates OCR will seek … Continue reading

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OCR HIPAA Resolution Agreement Against Bankrupt Business Associate Signals Growing Exposures, Need for Tighter HIPAA Compliance By Health Plans & Business Associates

Health plans and insurers, their service providers that act as business associates within the meaning of the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) and employer and other health plan sponsors, fiduciaries, and other management leaders should heed the warnings … Continue reading

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Beware: HIPAA Applies to the Health Plans You Never Knew You Had (Part 2: Wellness Programs)

Many employers who offer wellness programs to their employees may not have considered compliance with HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules (collectively, “HIPAA Rules”), since they don’t think of their wellness programs as a group health plan. Part 1 … Continue reading

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HIPAA Updates – Mistakes to Avoid in 2018 and Guidance on Disclosing PHI related to Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

Fox Rothschild’s HIPAA & Heath Information Technology Blog recently published two posts directly relevant to physicians and medical practices.  The first post, 5 Common HIPAA Mistakes to Avoid in 2018, addresses some typical misconceptions regarding disclosure of protected health information (PHI) and … Continue reading

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Five Steps to Meet HIPAA Obligations and Privacy & Security Compliance

Is HIPAA compliance a mystery to you? What do you have to do for HIPAA, and when? This video by attorney Michael H Cohen, healthcare & FDA lawyer, provides key tools and tips. Contact our healthcare law and FDA attorneys … Continue reading

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