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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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Professional Reading: Reckoning the Future Business Plans of Copyright-Dependent Technology Entrepre

Jane C. Ginsburg (Columbia Law School) has deposited Separating the Sony Sheep From the Grokster Goats: Reckoning the Future Business Plans of Copyright-Dependent Technology Entrepreneurs in NELLCO. Heres the abstract: U.S. and many other national copyright systems have by statute… … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) are utilized by private equity (PE) firms and business owners as an alternative exit strategy to structure a business sale or acquisition. PE firms collaborate with ESOPs to secure investments and use it as … 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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China Has Big Plans for Your Future

When I first visited China in the 1980’s, the tallest building in Shanghai was the fourteen story Peace Hotel; when I returned a few years later, there were over fifty skyscrapers over fifty stories. So China’s economic miracle is no  … Continue reading

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