Kevin Alonso

Kevin Alonso

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

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Hacking Your Health: For Healthcare Providers, Risk Analysis Must Be Ongoing

Healthcare providers would be wise to keep in mind that if a patient is harmed by a hacked medical device, Exhibit A in the negligence suit against them may be that provider’s risk analysis, or lack thereof....more

8/20/2015 - Corporate Counsel Covered Entities Cybersecurity Data Breach FDA Hackers HIPAA Legal Perspectives Popular Risk Assessment Risk Mitigation Young Lawyers

Stage 3–The Final Frontier of Meaningful Use: CMS Issues Its Stage 3 Proposed Rule

On March 20, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed rule (Proposed Rule) for implementing Stage 3 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs (Programs)....more

3/31/2015 - CMS EHR Healthcare Meaningful Use Proposed Amendments Proposed Regulation

2014 – The Health Law Year in Review

Each year brings significant changes and challenges in the laws governing the health care industry, and 2014 proved to be no exception. What the year may have lacked in the high drama that accompanies comprehensive health...more

12/31/2014 - ACOs Affordable Care Act Anti-Kickback Statute CMP Law CMS Cybersecurity Ebola Enforcement Enforcement Actions False Claims Act Halbig v Burwell Healthcare Healthcare Reform HIPAA King v Burwell Medicare Shared Savings Program OIG Patient Confidentiality Breaches PHI Popular Stark Law Tax Credits

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

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

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

What Your Copier has Seen Cannot Be Unseen (Unless It's Wiped): Avoid HIPAA Exposure

The next time you walk by your office copier or fax machine, plug a flash drive into a universal serial bus port on your computer, or pull your smartphone out of your pocket, consider the amount of data that has crossed...more

8/23/2013 - Data Breach HIPAA HITECH Privacy Rule

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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