Martin Dix

Martin Dix

Akerman LLP

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HHS Makes Good On Its Promise: Releases HIPAA Guidance For Refill Reminder Programs

As previously reported, HHS announced earlier this month that it would be providing clarification on the HIPAA Privacy Rule as it relates to marketing and prescription refill reminder programs. On September 19, 2013, HHS...more

9/24/2013 - HHS HIPAA OCR Prescription Drugs Privacy Policy Refill Reminders

HHS To Revamp Limits On Payments To Pharmacies For Refill Reminder Programs

The HIPAA Privacy Regulations have long required covered entities to seek a patient authorization in order to use or disclose protected health information ("PHI") for marketing purposes. However, the Office for Civil Rights...more

9/17/2013 - Data Protection Free Speech HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH PHI Refill Reminders

Federal Appeals Court Sides With HIPAA Over Florida Law in "Catch 22" Case Over the Release of Deceased Patient Records by Nursing...

As we first reported in December 2011, it's a common scenario: A Florida nursing home resident dies, and his or her spouse, surrogate, proxy, or attorney requests the resident's medical records. However, if the nursing home...more

4/12/2013 - Healthcare HIPAA Medical Records Nursing Homes PHI Preemption

Healthcare Providers Authorized to Report Potentially Dangerous Persons

The public's concern about mass shootings spiked following the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in December. As the nation searches for ways to prevent future violent acts, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...more

1/24/2013 - HHS HIPAA Imminent Harm Public Safety Reporting Requirements

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