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Commonwealth of Kentucky enacts data breach notification law

On the heels of the widely publicized Target breach, states continue to enact legislation designed to provide notice to their citizens when a security breach involving personal data occurs. Kentucky is the latest state to...more

6/27/2014 - Data Breach New Legislation Notice Requirements Personally Identifiable Information Target

Regulatory double jeopardy? FTC enforcement of privacy and security in healthcare

How should health care companies strengthen their HIPAA compliance programs to manage the risk of a potential FTC investigation? While the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights...more

5/16/2014 - Data Protection EHR FTC HHS HIPAA Jurisdiction OCR PHI

Privacy and Security Alert: January 9th, 2014

On December 5, 2013, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) reported on the Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) compliance as of May 2011 with oversight and enforcement of the Security Rule and compliance with federal cybersecurity...more

1/10/2014 - CMS Compliance Confidential Information Cybersecurity Electronic Medical Records Health Information Technologies HHS HIPAA HITECH NIST OCR OIG Patient Privacy Rights Personally Identifiable Information Right to Privacy Security Audits Security Rule

Final EHR Donation Rules Issued in Time for the New Year

On December 27, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued final rules revising the Stark exception (42 CFR...more

12/31/2013 - Anti-Kickback Statute CMS EHR Electronic Medical Records HHS Laboratories OIG Physicians Safe Harbors Stark Law

2013 – The Health Law Year in Review

As 2013 draws to a close, we are pleased to look back on the year that was and highlight some of the key developments in the ever-changing field of health law. While a great deal of attention was focused on the implementation...more

12/30/2013 - Acquisitions Affordable Care Act CMS Drug Compounding Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare.gov HIPAA HITECH Hospitals Medicaid Expansion Medicare Part A Mergers MHPAEA Physician Payments Physician-Owned Distributors Stark Law

Checklist for Covered Entities and Business Associates

As the countdown to the compliance deadline for the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act Omnibus Rule begins, we offer the following as a reminder of tasks that covered entities,...more

9/2/2013 - Breach Notification Rule Covered Entities Data Breach Data Protection HIPAA HITECH PHI

The Sunshine Act Final Rule: CMS Sheds Light on Reporting Physician and Teaching Hospital Payments

On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule implementing the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (the “Act”). The Act requires certain manufacturers of covered drugs, devices, and...more

2/22/2013 - Applicable Manufacturers Biologics CMS Covered Recipients Disclosure Requirements Drug Manufacturers Global Rules Medical Devices Medical Supplies Payment Records Physician Investment Interests Physician Ownership Physicians Research Funding Sunshine Act Teaching Hospitals Transfers of Value

HIPAA and HITECH Privacy and Security Rule Update: Final Omnibus Rule

The Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published today the much anticipated final omnibus rule implementing the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health...more

1/28/2013 - Business Associates Compliance Covered Entities Data Breach Data Protection Enforcement Fundraisers GINA HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Marketing Notice Requirements OCR PHI Privacy Rule

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