Matthew Arend

Matthew Arend

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

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Government Releases New Tool to Assist with HIPAA Security Rule Risk Assessments

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR), in collaboration with the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Office of General Counsel (OGC), released a new security risk assessment (SRA)...more

3/31/2014 - Data Protection HHS HIPAA OCR

Health Plan Fined for HIPAA Breach Relating to Information Stored on Photocopiers

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced that it had reached a $1,215,780 settlement with Affinity Health Plan, Inc., a not-for-profit managed care plan serving the New...more

8/19/2013 - Compliance Data Breach Healthcare HIPAA PHI Privacy Policy

CMS Shines Light on Financial Relationships with Final Physician Payment Sunshine Act Rule

On February 8, 2013, the final Physician Payment Sunshine Act (“Sunshine Act”) rule, issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) will be published. The arrival of this final rule has been much anticipated...more

2/7/2013 - Affordable Care Act Biologics CMS Covered Recipients Drug Manufacturers GPOs Medical Devices Medical Supplies Payment Records Physicians Reporting Requirements Sunshine Act

HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule Brings “Sweeping Change” to Health Care Industry

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the release of the HIPAA final omnibus rule, which was years in the making. The final rule makes sweeping changes to the HIPAA compliance...more

1/21/2013 - Business Associates Compliance Covered Entities Data Breach Data Protection Enforcement GINA HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Notice Requirements OCR PHI Vaccinations

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