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Trustee Alert – HIPAA EDI Certification Proposed Rule

The Trust's business associates who perform electronic transactions on its behalf are required to follow certain HIPAA standards and operating rules. A recently published proposed rule introduces a new requirement to submit...more

Nursing Homes Must Abide by HIPAA Rules When Disclosing Deceased Resident PHI

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as amended by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) contains the HIPAA Privacy and Security rules....more

Florida Medical Record Disclosure Law Preempted by HIPAA

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit recently ruled that a Florida law requiring nursing homes to disclose patient records of deceased patients was preempted by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability...more

Health Law: Family Feud Redux - The Release of Information to Family Members - HIPAA 164.510(B) & the New Standard

It has always been difficult to make determinations regarding what information can be provided to a family member once a patient or long-term care resident has passed away....more

Proper Charting For Advanced Directives

The importance of advanced directives are covered from the definition to living wills,durable power of attorney and more.The AD is one of the single most important decision you will ever make in your lifetime so it needs to...more

A legacy of Terri Schiavo: More interest in living wills

Boomer or not, living wills are an essential part of responsible planning. The Terry Schiavo case provides the lessons learned from failing to have a living will in place....more

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