Ryan Blaney

Ryan Blaney

Proskauer Rose LLP

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Better vs. Cheaper? – Court Says Cost Trumps Quality in Health Care – Orders Undoing of Physician Group Tie-up

The health care industry is in the midst of a revolution caused by demographic changes, advancements in medical understanding and, of course, Obamacare. As health care providers scramble to adjust to this brave new world, the...more

2/11/2014 - Affordable Care Act FTC Healthcare Physicians

A $1.2 Million Photocopier Mistake: Health Plan Settles with HHS in HIPAA Breach Case

We have heard the well-publicized stories of stolen laptops and resulting violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and we generally recognize the inherent security risks and...more

8/21/2013 - Affinity Health Plan Corrective Actions Data Protection HHS HIPAA OCR Right to Privacy

HHS Empowers Consumers to Know (and Enforce) their Rights Under HIPAA

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published on its website a series of factsheets designed to educate consumers unfamiliar with their rights under the Health Insurance...more

5/9/2013 - Data Protection Electronic Medical Records HHS HIPAA OCR PHI

Placing Limits on the State Action Doctrine, the Supreme Court Subjects Local Government Hospitals to Scrutiny under the Antitrust...

Recent major regulatory and technological developments have brought forth historic changes to the health care market. Health care providers have responded to these developments in several ways. One such mechanism, hospital...more

2/22/2013 - FTC FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System Hospital Mergers Hospitals Immunity Mergers SCOTUS State Action Doctrine

HHS Issues HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Final Rule Ushering in Significant Changes to Existing Regulations

"Sweeping changes" is how Leon Rodriquez, of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR), characterized the effect of the final omnibus Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)...more

1/29/2013 - Business Associates Data Protection HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Notifications Patient Privacy Rights PHI

HHS Announces New Patient Privacy and Security Protections

On January 17, 2013, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the final omnibus rule that among other things (1) increases patient privacy protections...more

1/18/2013 - Data Protection Electronic Medical Records HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule Kathleen Sebelius Patient Privacy Rights

Keep An Eye On Those Shiny, New Mobile Devices!

As physicians, nurses, therapists and health care providers continue to utilize new smart phones, tablets, and laptops in caring for patients, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has responded with educational...more

1/7/2013 - Bring Your Own Device Compliance Data Protection HHS Mobile Devices PHI

OCR Issues Guidance On HIPAA Privacy Rule’s De-Identification Standard

On November 26, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) published a thirty-two page document titled “Guidance Regarding Methods for De-identification of Protected Health Information...more

12/7/2012 - De-Identification Electronic Health Record Incentives Healthcare Healthcare Professionals HHS HIPAA OCR Safe Harbors

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