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Premera Blue Cross Targeted by Hackers – 11 Million Individuals Compromised

Premera Blue Cross (“Premera”) announced this week that it has been the target of a sophisticated cybersecurity attack in which the information of approximately 11 million individuals has been compromised. This announcement...more

3/20/2015 - Data Breach Health Insurance Insurance Industry Premera Blue Cross

FTC May Have Authority to Regulate Companies’ Data Security Practices

Between 2008 and 2010, hackers stole credit card information from the computer network of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts LLC (“Wyndham”), which affected hundreds of thousands of Wyndham’s customers in the process. The Federal Trade...more

3/6/2015 - Credit Cards Data Breach Enforcement Actions FTC Jurisdiction Personally Identifiable Information Section 5 of FTC Act Wyndham

News from the Health Law Gurus™:

Reporting Deadline for HIPAA Breaches – March 1, 2015 – Did you have a HIPAA breach this year involving less than 500 individuals? If so, the deadline to report such a breach to the U.S. Department of Health and Human...more

3/2/2015 - Data Breach DOJ Filing Deadlines Healthcare Fraud HHS HIPAA Meaningful Use Medicare Reporting Requirements

Hospice Provider Pays $4 Million to Settle Allegations of Fraudulent Billing

Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc., a for-profit hospice providing services in Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Texas (“Good Shepherd”), has agreed to pay $4 million to the U.S. government to settle allegations that it submitted...more

2/20/2015 - DHS False Billing False Claims Act Hospice Medicare Non-Profits

OIG Report Outlines Five Recommendations for Hospice Care Reform

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) to reform the hospice payment system, collect data relevant to revising hospice payments and develop quality...more

2/20/2015 - Affordable Care Act Assisted Living Facility CMS DHS Healthcare Hospice Medicare OIG

Millions Affected by Hackers’ Attack on Health Insurer Anthem, Inc.

“Anthem was the target of a very sophisticated external cyber attack,” announced Joseph Swedish, Anthem’s President and CEO. Anthem, Inc., formerly known as WellPoint, Inc., is one of the largest health insurance companies in...more

2/7/2015 - Anthem Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Hackers Personally Identifiable Information

News from the Health Law Gurus™

Millions Affected by Hackers’ Attack on Health Insurer Anthem, Inc. – “Anthem was the target of a very sophisticated external cyber attack,” announced Joseph Swedish, Anthem’s President and CEO. Anthem, Inc., formerly...more

2/6/2015 - Affordable Care Act Anthem Insurance Cyber Attacks Data Breach Health Insurance Healthcare.gov HIPAA Hospitals Legislative Agendas

Is Your Mobile Health App HIPAA Compliant?

Mobile health apps (also known as mHealth apps) are increasingly popular with consumers. As of 2014, there were more than 100,000 mobile health apps available on iOS and Android platforms, and total revenue from mobile health...more

1/30/2015 - Healthcare HIPAA mHealth Mobile Apps Mobile Devices PHI Popular

News from the Health Law Gurus™:

News from the Health Law Gurus™ is a weekly summary of notable health law news from around the country with helpful links to related content. Check back every week for the latest health law news stories....more

1/16/2015 - Affordable Care Act Business Associates Covered Entities Data Breach Employer Mandates Encryption Full-Time Employees Health Insurance Healthcare HIPAA USPS

Top Five Resolutions for Covered Entities and Business Associates in 2015

The New Year is here. It is time to make those 2015 resolutions, and not just those for getting fit and healthy. Resolve now to improve your organization’s compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability...more

1/6/2015 - Best Management Practices Business Associates Chief Compliance Officers Covered Entities Cybersecurity Data Protection Healthcare HIPAA PHI Risk Assessment Risk Mitigation Year-End Planning

News from the Health Law Gurus™

Patient Medical Records Stolen from New Jersey Storage Facility – Tribeca Medical Center is notifying patients that their protected health information may be compromised. According to a privacy notice posted on Tribeca...more

12/19/2014 - Affordable Care Act Healthcare Facilities HHS Mobile Apps Patient Confidentiality Breaches PHI Privacy Notice Rule Telemedicine

Anchorage Community Mental Health Services to Pay $125,000 in Newest HIPAA Settlement: Covered Entities and Business Associates...

Anchorage Community Mental Health Services, Inc. (“ACMHS”) will pay $125,000 to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) to settle alleged violations of the Health Insurance...more

12/11/2014 - Business Associates Covered Entities HIPAA OCR Patient Confidentiality Breaches PHI

CMS Issues Proposed Rule Addressing Changes to Medicare Shared Savings Program

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a proposed rule (the “Proposed Rule”) on December 1, 2014 regarding certain changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (the “Program”). The Proposed Rule,...more

12/8/2014 - ACOs CMS Medicare Shared Savings Program Proposed Regulation

News from the Health Law Gurus™

News from the Health Law Gurus™ is a weekly summary of notable health law news from around the country with helpful links to related content. Check back every week for the latest health law news stories. HIPAA in the...more

11/14/2014 - Affordable Care Act Ebola Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare.gov HIPAA OCR Open Enrollment PHI Subsidies

HIPAA in the Time of Ebola

Ebola has recently been the source of much concern, and health care providers and hospitals are taking steps to prepare themselves for the possibility of treating patients with Ebola. In addition to all of the medical...more

11/13/2014 - Data Protection Ebola EHR Healthcare HHS HIPAA OCR PHI

CMS Announces Launch of Open Payments Database: $3.5 Billion Paid to Physicians and Teaching Hospitals

The Open Payments database (the “Database”) is now live, and the first round of data is available to the public on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) website. This first round of data reflects “nearly 4.4...more

10/3/2014 - CMS Healthcare Hospitals Medicaid Medicare Open Payments Physicians Teaching Hospitals

September 22, 2014 – HIPAA Compliance Deadline for Business Associate Agreements Is Just Around the Corner

All business associate agreements (“BAAs”) must be updated and compliant with current Health Insurance Accountability and Portability Act (“HIPAA”) regulations by September 22, 2014. Failure to meet this deadline could result...more

9/16/2014 - Audits Business Associates Deadlines HIPAA PHI

News from the Health Law Gurus™

News from the Health Law Gurus™ is a weekly summary of notable health law news from around the country with helpful links to related content. Check back every week for the latest health law news stories....more

9/8/2014 - CMS EHR Healthcare OIG PHI

News from the Health Law Gurus™

2019 Medicare Budget Reduced by $95 Billion – The New York Times is reporting that the projected Medicare budget for 2019 is $95 billion less than the projected budget for 2019 four years ago. According to the...more

9/2/2014 - Federal Budget Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicare

News from the Health Law Gurus™

Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Health System Network Affecting 4.5 Million Individuals – Community Health Systems, Inc. (“CHS”) reported this week that the information of approximately 4.5 million individuals has been affected by...more

8/25/2014 - China Cybersecurity DOJ Electronic Medical Records False Claims Act Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare HHS HIPAA OIG PHI Stark Law

Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Health System Network – Information of 4.5 Million Individuals Stolen

Community Health Systems, Inc. (“CHS”) reported yesterday that the information of approximately 4.5 million individuals has been affected by a Chinese cyber-attack. CHS and its affiliates own and operate 206 hospitals in 29...more

8/20/2014 - China Cyber Attacks Data Breach Hackers Healthcare Personally Identifiable Information Popular

News from the Health Law Gurus™

News from the Health Law Gurus™ is a weekly summary of notable health law news from around the country with helpful links to related content. Check back every week for the latest health law news stories....more

8/11/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Enrollment Health Insurance Healthcare ICD-10 Mental Health Initiatives

ICD-10 Compliance Deadline Is Now October 1, 2015

Health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses (“Health Care Entities”) are required to comply with ICD-10 (which stands for the International Classification for Diseases, 10th Edition) on October 1,...more

8/6/2014 - Compliance Deadlines Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS ICD-10

News from the Health Law Gurus™

Former Walmart Exec to Help Manage HHS — Leslie Dach, former Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Walmart, will assume the role of Senior Counsel of the HHS, according to a press release on Wednesday. ...more

7/28/2014 - Data Protection Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS

A Tale of Two Circuits: D.C. Circuit, Fourth Circuit Split on ACA Subsidies

It was the best of times for ACA subsidies, it was the worst of times for ACA subsidies. On Tuesday, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”) and the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (“Fourth...more

7/23/2014 - Affordable Care Act Chevron Deference Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare IRS Subsidies Tax Credits

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