Robert Belfort

Robert Belfort

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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Health Update - Feb 25, 2014

Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health: Strategies for Overcoming Legal Barriers to Health Information Exchange - A growing number of Medicaid officials believe that coordinating care across the physical and...more

2/26/2014 - Affordable Care Act CLIA Data-Sharing Eligibility Final Rules FTC Healthcare HHS HIPAA Hospital Mergers Medicaid Medical Records

Health Update - Jan 27, 2014

Going Digital with Patients: Managing Potential Liability Risks of Patient-Generated Electronic Health Information - Patients are increasingly using new electronic tools, such as personal health records and mobile...more

1/27/2014 - Affordable Care Act Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection EHR Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare PHI Professional Liability

Final Mental Health Parity Rules Clarify Requirements Regarding Treatment Limitations and Plan Disclosure Obligations

On November 8, 2013, over three years after issuing interim final regulations, the Obama administration released final rules implementing the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of...more

11/13/2013 - Healthcare MHPAEA Substance Abuse

Little Harm, Big Damages: AvMed Settlement Could Change the Landscape for Privacy Breach Class Actions

On October 21, Florida-based health insurer AvMed, Inc. (AvMed) settled a data breach class action lawsuit for $3 million, even though no plaintiffs in the class demonstrated that they had suffered identity theft or any other...more

11/13/2013 - Damages Data Breach Data Protection Identity Theft Invasion of Privacy Personally Identifiable Information PHI Settlement

CMS Creates Clarity and Confusion on Application of Fraud and Abuse Laws to Qualified Health Plans

On October 30, 2013, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sent a letter to U.S. Representative Jim McDermott stating that HHS does not consider qualified health plans (QHPs) sold...more

11/13/2013 - Affordable Care Act Anti-Kickback Statute CMS Fraud and Abuse HHS Qualified Health Plans

HIPAA Omnibus Rule Reshapes Landscape for Health Care Privacy, Security Compliance

Originally published in Health IT Law & Industry Report, on January 23, 2013. On Jan. 17, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (‘‘HHS’’) issued a long-awaited omnibus rule...more

1/25/2013 - Business Associates Data Protection Electronic Medical Records HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Medical Records Patient Privacy Rights PHI

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