Get the project information up front -
You should ask your customer for the owner’s name and address, the location of the project, a copy of the payment bond (if any), and the general contractor’s name and address (if...more
What is a Mechanic’s Lien?
In South Carolina, construction liens, called mechanic’s liens, are automatically created by statute to protect anyone “to whom a debt is due for labor performed or furnished or for materials...more
Earlier this month, we reported that the D.C. Circuit rejected the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “notice posting rule” that would have required nearly 6 million employers to conspicuously display the Board’s...more
In this issue:
- What Your Business Needs To Do About Hipaa — Now
- Action Items for Covered Entities and Business Associates (including Subcontractors)
- Changes Impacting Business Associates (including...more
On January 17, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights (‘‘OCR’’) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (‘‘HHS’’) published the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule (‘‘Final Rule’’) which OCR has trumpeted as carrying ‘‘the most...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 rules are changing when it comes to North Carolina lien and bond laws. And, the new provisions are substantially altering the way in which all parties involved in lien rights – from owners, buyers, and sellers to general...more
The following conversation is not uncommon at the outset of a construction dispute:
Contractor’s Lawyer: “My client is clearly owed millions of dollars for unpaid extra work and delay damages. What is your client’s...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
In This Issue:
- A Baker's Dozen of Significant Changes From the HIPAA/HITECH Rule
1. Business Associates and Subcontractors
2. Breach Notification
3. Covered Entity Organizational Structures
As discussed in two prior HIPAA alerts, a final, 563-page Omnibus HIPAA Rule was released by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights to strengthen HIPAA’s security and privacy protections. The final...more
As we have reported in this blog, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently released final regulations containing modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and...more
Originally posted in Hartford Business Journal on February 11th, 2013.
Attention all medical providers, hospitals and any other covered entity or business associate under HIPAA. On Jan. 17, the U.S. Department of Health...more
Six Points Health Care Professionals and Organizations (and those who do business with them) Need To Know NOW:
- Possible fines have increased dramatically. Under prior law, fines were capped at $100 per violation, with...more
There is a lot of confusion among providers caused by therecent publication of new rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). On January 25, 2013, the HIPAA final omnibus rule...more
On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released its long awaited final HIPAA rule, which significantly expands certain obligations for healthcare providers and their business associates (the...more
If your company is subject to HIPAA, new rules published by the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) will require changes in your policies and practices regarding data breaches....more
On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule amending the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security regulations and implementing the Health...more
In This Issue:
1. New Online Filing System.
2. The Two Relevant Categories of Residential Construction Companies.
3. Two Notice Requirements for Residential General Contractors.
4. One Notice...more
On Friday, January 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the long-awaited final HIPAA Omnibus Rule, modifying the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement and Breach Notification Rules under...more
On January 17, The Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) filed a long-awaited final rule interpreting the provisions of HIPAA. The rule makes final, supplementary changes to Health Information Technology for Economic...more
Nearly two years after the first anticipated publication date, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") has finally published the "Omnibus" Final Rule implementing many changes to HIPAA called for by the...more
The final regulations from Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) containing modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules (Omnibus Rule) have finally...more
If your business is affected by HIPAA, 2013 will be a year of significant change. ...more