Edward I. Leeds

Edward I. Leeds

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Beware of Phishing Email Disguised as Official OCR Audit Communication

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has posted an alert (and a follow-up alert) warning health plans, health care providers, and their vendors of a mock communication...more

12/1/2016 - Cybersecurity Data Security Electronic Medical Records Email Health Care Providers Healthcare HHS HIPAA HIPAA Audits OCR PHI Phishing Scams

Hot Topics in Employer Health Benefits

As we start looking forward to 2017, and as many employers head into annual enrollment periods this fall, employers need to be aware of recent changes in the law that have a significant impact on health benefit plans. This...more

9/28/2016 - ADA Affordable Care Act Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Form 1094 Form 1095 Genetic Discrimination GINA Health Insurance Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS HIPAA HIPAA Audits IRS Non-Discrimination Rules Opt-Outs Reporting Requirements Wellness Programs

OCR Announces First HIPAA Enforcement Action against a Business Associate

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced an agreement with Catholic Health Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS), settling allegations that CHCS violated the Health...more

7/25/2016 - Business Associates Corrective Actions Data Breach Enforcement Actions Health Care Providers HIPAA HIPAA Breach iPhone OCR Penalties PHI

Check Your Desk: HIPAA Audits for Covered Entities Have Arrived

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services has moved forward with Phase 2 of its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) audit program. On Monday, July 11,...more

7/14/2016 - Breach Notification Rule Covered Entities Data Breach Health Care Providers HIPAA HIPAA Audits HIPAA Breach OCR PHI

EEOC Finalizes Wellness Program Regulations

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has published final regulations and a set of questions and answers on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to employer-sponsored wellness programs that offer...more

5/25/2016 - ADA Affordable Care Act EEOC Employee Benefits Employer Group Health Plans Genetic Discrimination GINA HIPAA Non-Discrimination Rules Wellness Programs

HIPAA Audits Coming Your Way – Are You Ready?

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services has begun Phase 2 of its audit program under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). In this phase, OCR will: -...more

4/13/2016 - Breach Notification Rule Business Associates Covered Entities Health Care Providers HIPAA HIPAA Audits HIPAA Breach OCR PHI

EEOC Tackles Wellness Programs

After much silence, some litigation, and recent congressional hearings, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has at long last proposed regulations (together with a fact sheet and set of frequently asked...more

4/23/2015 - ADA Affordable Care Act EEOC Employer Group Health Plans HIPAA Proposed Regulation Wellness Programs

Final Regulations Address Privacy and Security of Health Information

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued final regulations last week that modify many aspects of the privacy and security rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and...more

1/25/2013 - Business Associates Data Breach Data Protection Enforcement Fundraisers GINA HIPAA HITECH Marketing Notice Requirements Penalties PHI

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