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Hospital Pays $218,400 to OCR for HIPAA Violations

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (“SEMC”), a tertiary care hospital in Brighton, Massachusetts, has agreed to pay $218,400 to the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) to settle alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability...more

7/16/2015 - Data-Sharing Enforcement Actions Health Care Providers Healthcare HIPAA OCR PHI Settlement

OIG Issues New Fraud Alert: Physician Compensation Arrangements May Result in Significant Liability Under the Anti-Kickback...

Medical directors, beware. The Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) warns in its recently released fraud alert (“Fraud Alert”) that physician compensation arrangements, such as medical directorships, run the risk of violating...more

6/11/2015 - Anti-Kickback Statute Fraud Alerts OIG Physician Compensation Arrangements Physicians

Pennsylvania Physicians Now Required to Wear Photo Identification Badges

As of June 1, 2015, a new Pennsylvania law went into effect, requiring the following individuals to wear photo identification badges: - All employees and physicians working at health care facilities licensed by the...more

6/2/2015 - Healthcare Healthcare Facilities New Legislation Physicians

Revised Guidance for Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information Released by Government

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (“ONC”) has released a revised Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information (the “Guide”), which is intended to be a resource for...more

5/5/2015 - Business Associates Cybersecurity Electronic Medical Records Guidance Update Health Care Providers Hospitals Meaningful Use ONC PHI Security and Privacy Controls

Pharmacy Pays $125,000 for Failure to Properly Dispose of Paper Records

Cornell Prescription Pharmacy (“CPP”), a Colorado single-location pharmacy, has agreed to pay $125,000 to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights to settle alleged violations of the...more

4/28/2015 - Document Destruction HHS HIPAA Pharmacies

“Doc Fix” Signed into Law; 21% Physician Pay Cut Avoided

President Obama has signed the “doc fix” into law, which permanently avoids a 21% pay cut for physicians that was slated to take effect this April. The law received broad bipartisan support, passing in the House of...more

4/21/2015 - Hospitals Medicare New Legislation Physician Medicare Reimbursements Physician SGR Formula Physicians Repeal

One Step Forward, One Step Out the Door – Senate Action Needed for SGR Repeal

The House of Representative recently passed legislation, by a sweeping vote of 392-37, which aims to change the way physicians are paid. The legislation, called the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, repeals and...more

4/2/2015

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 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

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