The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) was enacted in 2009, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Act seeks to promote the adoption and use of... more +
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) was enacted in 2009, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Act seeks to promote the adoption and use of health information technology. One of the key provisions of the Act establishes a national network of electronic health records.
The Biggest Changes in HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule & Recommended Action Steps—Ted Kobus
Prosecutors are a fun bunch and they love their jobs and their mission – to prosecute law-breakers for violating the law. ...more
Weighing in at half the length of Tolstoy’s legendary tome War and Peace, it is no surprise that the thought of the impending deadline for compliance with the 538-page HIPAA Omnibus Rule has left many small clinical...more
In this issue:
- FTC Issues New Guidance for Disclosures in Online Advertising
- European Regulators Opine on "Purpose Limitation" Principle – What Constitutes "Compatible Use" in the Context of Big Data?...more
On January 25, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published its final rule, which implements the regulatory changes imposed on business associates found in the Health Information Technology for Economic...more
HIPAA Marketing and Sale Provisions Under HIPAA -
The privacy and security standards under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") and its regulations (the "HIPAA Rules") were designed...more
In This Issue: The ACA’s Effects on the Employer Insurance Market; Using the Premium Assistance Option to Purchase Coverage for Medicaid Beneficiaries in the Exchange: A Review of the Legal, Policy and Operational Issues; and...more
In This Issue:
- Immigration. Washington takes the first step toward immigration reform.
- State Round-Up. Learn about the latest employment law news in your state.
- Traditional. Wade Fricke and Matthew Kelley...more
A recently issued government rule may unknowingly create significant liability and legal risk for many technology enterprises. The expanded definition of "business associates" and related interpretations by the Department of...more
The long awaited HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule became effective March 26, 2013, but covered entities, business associates and subcontractors will have until September 23, 2013, to fully comply.
In this brave new world of health information privacy, many industry experts and healthcare organizations have emphasized the need to secure portable electronic devices such as laptops, issued to employees. But a recently...more
If you are a health care provider and/or someone who routinely performs work involving patient health information on behalf of a health care provider, you likely need to know about the HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule....more
In This Issue:
- Key Provisions In the Final Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Rules and What They Mean for You
- NLRB and EEOC May Target Employer Efforts to Keep Employees Quiet During Internal Investigations
I am often called upon to address the nature of how regulatory controls may apply to the organization of healthcare companies in their ability to create, deliver, and capture value (their ‘business models’). While no...more
On March 22, 2013, Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) Director Leon Rodriguez presented the keynote address to attendees of the American Health Lawyers’ Association HIPAA/HITECH Conference in...more
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released its final regulations – also known as the “Final Rule” or “Omnibus Rule” – modifying the privacy, security, breach notification and enforcement rules...more
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule goes into effect today, which officially starts the clock for covered entities, business associates, and their subcontractors to begin updating their agreements, forms, policies, procedures, and...more
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is preparing to conduct an online survey of the 115 covered entities it audited in 2012 as part of the HITECH-mandated, pilot audit program. OCR hopes to use the survey results to evaluate...more
On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the highly anticipated Omnibus Rule, which makes extensive changes (as promulgated by the Health Information Technology for Economic and...more
The final rule implementing new obligations under HITECH and changing obligations under HIPAA is finally out. Covered entities and business associates need to come into compliance with these requirements by September 23,...more
On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released final regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which implement changes made by the Health...more
Final HIPAA privacy and security regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human services will require action by group health plan sponsors by September 2013....more
On January 25, 2013, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) published the long-awaited omnibus final regulation governing health data privacy, security and enforcement (Omnibus...more
On January 25, 2013, the Final Rule modifying the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules was published in the Federal Register. Among other things, the omnibus...more
The Department of Health and Human Services recently released final regulations modifying the HIPAA Privacy, Security Breach Notification and Enforcement Rules (the “Omnibus Rule”). These regulations have far-reaching effects...more
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (the “Department” or “HHS”) issued the “Omnibus” Final Rule (the “Final Rule”) on January 17th, 2013. The Final Rule contains long-awaited rules and clarifications...more
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