Melodi Gates

Melodi Gates

Squire Patton Boggs

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Cybersecurity Concerns Underpin Continued Push In The Regulatory And Legal Arenas

While Congress continues its aggressive push on cybersecurity legislation, regulatory oversight and legal efforts continue across the spectrum of industries effectively filling the gap in addressing now every day concerns...more

9/8/2014 - Best Management Practices Board of Directors C-Suite Executives Chief Compliance Officers Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Data Protection FFIEC FTC FTC v Wyndham Legislative Agendas Popular Privacy Laws Risk Assessment Risk Management SEC Wyndham

Deadline For Business Associate Agreement And Data Use Agreement Compliance Is September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014 is the deadline to have all business associate and data use agreements updated to conform to the new requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Final Omnibus...more

8/25/2014 - Business Associates Covered Entities Data Use Policies HHS HIPAA PHI

FTC to Hold Seminar on Mobile Device Tracking

Mobile apps and consumer privacy continue to be hot issues for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). On February 19, 2014, the FTC staff will hold an open seminar on privacy and related issues raised by mobile tracking...more

2/19/2014 - FTC Mobile Devices Warrantless Tracking Wireless Devices

An Update on the Medicare Shared Savings Program

Accountable care organizations (“ACOs”) have been marketed as perhaps the biggest development in Medicare reimbursement since the transition from cost reimbursement to prospective payment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...more

7/2/2013 - ACOs CMS Healthcare Medicare Medicare Shared Savings Program Reimbursements Waivers

Request for Comments on Risk-Based Regulatory Framework for Health IT

An interagency working group – composed of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – is seeking...more

6/19/2013 - FCC FDA FDASIA Health Information Technologies Innovation Mobile Apps Public Comment

FTC Balances Privacy, Connectivity Needs

While “smart” devices provide a wealth of consumer benefits, they pose risks to privacy and security due to their ability to collect and share personal data. In response to the increasing use and capabilities of smart...more

4/23/2013 - Data Protection FTC Privacy Policy Security and Privacy Controls Smartphones

Health Care Client Alert: OIG and CMS Propose Extensions and Modifications to Their EHR Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor & Physician...

On Monday April 8, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released closely aligned proposed rules to extend their parallel...more

4/10/2013 - Anti-Kickback Statute CMS EHR Healthcare OIG Proposed Regulation Safe Harbors Sunset Provisions

New HIPAA/HITECH Rules Bring Few Surprises, but Still Call for Sweeping Changes in Compliance Programs

More than two-and-a-half years after issuing proposed regulations under the Health Information Technology for Economical and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, on January 17, 2013, HHS released a series of final changes to its...more

1/29/2013 - Business Associates Compliance Covered Entities Enforcement GINA HHS HIPAA HITECH Marketing PHI Privacy Policy

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