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Hixon: Medical records and privacy

by GableGotwals on

Many people mistakenly believe that their medical files maintained by their physicians are 100 percent private. However, there are legal scenarios in which those files are under subpoena and that require physicians to comply...more

“Lone Star” Joins the Rest of Nation as Texas Passes New Telemedicine Law

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On May 12, 2017, the Texas State Legislature passed SB 1107, a law expanding the use of telemedicine in the Lone Star State. The bill is now on its way to Governor Abbot’s desk where he is expected to sign it into law....more

Health Care E-Note - September 2016

by Burr & Forman on

In an article published in the September 2016 MASA Newsletter, Jim Hoover and Angie Cameron Smith discuss how physicians should properly respond to subpoenas and requests for patients’ health information. They stress how...more

South Carolina Enacts New Telemedicine Law: What You Should Know

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley signed the South Carolina Telemedicine Act (S.B. 1035) into law, on June 3, 2016, establishing new telemedicine practice standards in the Palmetto State. Prior to the Act, the controlling...more

Virginia Telehealth Law: What You Need to Know

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Virginia has made strides to expand the telehealth offerings available to its residents and the Old Dominion took another step forward advancing telemedicine when it enacted a bill amending Virginia Code § 38.2-3418.16 to...more

West Virginia's New Telemedicine Practice Standards & Remote Prescribing Laws

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) signed into law, on March 24, 2016, a new bill (House Bill No. 4463) implementing a variety of telemedicine practice standards and remote prescribing rules in the Mountain State....more

Louisiana Telemedicine Practice Rules: What Providers Need to Know

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Louisiana’s Board of Medical Examiners (the “Board”) enacted regulations in the fall amending the prior practice standards for telemedicine, the requirements for obtaining a telemedicine permit, and the rules on remote...more

8 Tips for Navigating New Wisconsin Telemedicine Rules

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board recently held a hearing to consider a proposed rule that, if enacted, would provide the first administrative requirements around the use of telemedicine services in Wisconsin....more

Catastrophe Averted…What’s Next for ICD-10?

If the October 1, 2015 ICD-10 transition buildup felt to you like Y2K all over again, then you are not alone. Although some hospitals have reported delays in payments, physician practices have not experienced delays in...more

Six Ways to Take Advantage of New Hampshire’s New Telemedicine Law

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

A physician in New Hampshire can now establish a valid doctor-patient relationship without needing a prior in-person exam. This is among several recent changes in New Hampshire’s telemedicine laws that offer new opportunities...more

MedPAC Discusses Changes to Medicare Advantage Payment System

by King & Spalding on

On October 8 and 9, 2015, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) held its second meeting of the 2015-2016 session. Commissioners met to examine ways to improve the Medicare Advantage (MA) payment system, including...more

Recent Enforcement Shows the Importance of Encrypting Mobile Devices Containing Protected Health Information

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

With headlines every day announcing another release of Protected Health Information (PHI), providers are asking themselves – is there a way to protect against these breaches? Beyond improving the security of large...more

Colorado Proposes New Telehealth Rules

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Colorado Medical Board proposed updated draft guidelines for the delivery of healthcare services via telehealth, as well as remote prescribing for new patients. Recognizing that “using telehealth technologies in the...more

Health Update - November 2014

“Healthcare-Related” Calls: Ambiguity at the Intersection of HIPAA and TCPA - Editor’s Note: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has established exemptions from certain requirements of the Telephone Consumer...more

Medical Information More Valuable to Hackers Than Credit Card Numbers

by BakerHostetler on

In light of the recently reported large healthcare data breaches that have resulted in the potential theft of the personal information of millions of patients, the FBI warned healthcare providers yet again of the dangers of...more

Recent Trends in HIPAA Liability

by Dickinson Wright on

Since the passage of the 2013 HIPAA Omnibus Rule, there has been a substantial increase in HIPAA enforcement actions brought by the Department of Health and Human Services, including an increase in so-called “high-impact...more

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