M. Leeann Habte

M. Leeann Habte

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Privacy Issues in the Sharing of Genetic Information

Scientific breakthroughs and technological advancements have led to the emergence of personalized medicine — a practice based on the use of an individual's genetic profile to guide health care decisions made about the...more

10/2/2014 - Genetic Materials Healthcare Medical Research Personalized Medicine Privacy Laws Technology

OIG's Proposed Rule to Expand Civil Monetary Penalties

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on May 12, 2014 published a proposed rule (Proposed Rule) that would implement the OIG’s expanded authority under the Affordable Care...more

6/10/2014 - Affordable Care Act Civil Monetary Penalty FCA HHS Hospitals Medicare OIG Overpayment Proposed Regulation

HHS Issues Final Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Rule

On January 17, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the long-awaited omnibus final rule (the Rule) implementing changes in current regulations under the Health...more

1/24/2013 - Business Associates Data Breach Data Protection Disclosure Requirements Enforcement Fundraisers GINA HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Marketing OCR PHI Privacy Policy

First-Ever HIPAA Settlement Involving Fewer Than 500 Patients Announced

On January 2, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a settlement with the Hospice of North Idaho (HONI) for potential HIPAA violations....more

1/8/2013 - Compliance Data Breach Data Protection Health Information Technologies HHS HIPAA HONI Mobile Devices OCR Patient Confidentiality Breaches Settlement

Office of Civil Rights Releases Guidance on De-Identification of PHI Under HIPAA Privacy Rule

On November 26, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released long-overdue guidance on how covered entities subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)...more

12/4/2012 - De-Identification Healthcare Healthcare Professionals HHS HIPAA HITECH OCR PHI Safe Harbors

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