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Mintz Levin - Health Law & Policy Matters

Opioids Have Our Attention

The government is focusing on opioids. Whether it be program policies, enforcement, or legislation, combating the opioid epidemic continues to be a major focus for government officials. It is also a major piece of the...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Appeals Board Upholds $4.3 Million in HIPAA Penalties Against Hospital

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The Departmental Appeals Board of the Department of Health and Human Services (“Board”) has granted summary judgment against the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (“Center”) and upheld the imposition of $4.3...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Recycle, Recycle, Recycle: Key Considerations for Research, Medical Education, and Other Secondary Uses of Data

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The digitization of health care and the proliferation of electronic medical records is happening rapidly, generating large quantities of data with potential to provide valuable insights into disease and wellness and help...more

CloudNine

As Blockchain Joins the Healthcare Profession, Are Legal Departments Prepared to Keep Up?: eDiscovery Trends

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When we hear the word blockchain, most of us still think of Bitcoin, that mysterious new currency that seems to equally enthrall forward thinking investors and less-than-savory entrepreneurs who lurk around the darkest parts...more

Robinson+Cole Health Law Diagnosis

Connecticut Legislature Revises DSS Provider Audit Processes

On June 1, 2018, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law Public Act No. 18-76 “An Act Concerning Audits of Medical Assistance Providers” (PA 18-76), which makes several changes to the Medicaid provider audit...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

EHR Incentive Program Alert: Hospital Hardship Applications Due July 1, 2018

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Hospitals eligible to participate in the Medicare electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs that failed to meet the 2017 meaningful use standards have until July 1, 2018 to submit a hardship application and...more

McGuireWoods LLP

Don’t Neglect Physical Safeguards as Part of HIPAA Security Compliance

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The HIPAA Security Rule requires covered entities and business associates to implement physical, administrative, and technical safeguards to protect protected health information (PHI). The U.S. Department of Health and Human...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

HIPAA: Privacy Required, Even When Information Goes Public

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A celebrity collapses on stage and is rushed to the hospital. Rumors race through social media faster than the ambulance can navigate city streets. Was it exhaustion? Was it her heart? Was there a gunshot? ...more

Holland & Knight LLP

A New HIPAA Accounting Rule on the Horizon?

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Under HIPAA, patients have a right to information about certain disclosures, referred to as an accounting. Under the current iteration of the regulations, covered entities and business associates need not account for...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

Thousands Of Patients’ PHI Exposed By Transcription Provider MEDantex

Medical transcription provider MEDantex has reportedly exposed the protected health information of thousands of patients through its unsecured provider portal, which did not require a password for access....more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Seeking Interoperability: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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As we have discussed in an earlier blog post, the federal administrative agencies have been placing greater emphasis on being more transparent and promoting “interoperability”....more

Holland & Knight LLP

CMS Proposed Rule CMS-1694-P — Hospital Pricing and Electronic Medical Records: Increasing Patient Access

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On April 24, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued for comment a 1883-page proposed rule (CMS-1694-P) (the "Proposed Rule") that aims, among other goals, to increase transparency relating to...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

HHS Warns Healthcare Organizations About SamSam Ransomware

The health care industry continues to get hammered by SamSam ransomware attacks, to the point that the Department of Health and Human Services Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (HCCIC) has issued...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

New Jersey AG Fines Virtua Medical Group $418,000 for Data Breach Caused by Vendor

The New Jersey Attorney General announced this week that it has fined Virtua Medical Group, which is comprised of more than 50 medical practices in New Jersey for failing to protect the privacy of 1,650 patients when their...more

McGuireWoods LLP

Federal Enforcement Isn’t the Only HIPAA Concern—States Flex Their Muscles

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Despite the lack of significant settlements for HIPAA enforcement by the federal Office of Civil Rights (OCR) so far in 2018, states have not hesitated to patrol privacy and security breach activity and take action against...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

“Your Own Cybersecurity Is Not Enough”: NJ Physician Practice Fined Over $400,000 For Data Breach Caused By Vendor

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Last week, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (“Division”) announced that a physician group affiliated with more than 50 South Jersey medical and surgical practices...more

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Alexa.......What is HIPAA?

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The increased use of technology by health care providers requires new and innovative platforms to provide better services to patients. One platform that has garnered attention since its introduction in mid-2014 is Amazon’s...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Springtime for HIPAA

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The virtual world offers opportunities and obligations not found in nature. For a couple of years, my wife has followed the adventures of a bonded eagle couple, Liberty and Freedom, residing in the hills near Hanover,...more

Carlton Fields

HIPAA - Lessons From The Fresenius Settlement

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In an industry overrun with news of almost daily privacy breaches, what makes the Fresenius settlement especially newsworthy is the size of the fine compared to the size of the breach and the types of breaches involved....more

Thompson Coburn LLP

Connected medical device vulnerabilities continue to impact manufacturers, health care

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Recently, Thompson Coburn’s Life Sciences Decoded blog described several FDA initiatives to increase the safety and reliability of the emerging connected device market and discussed data privacy as it pertains to medical...more

Hogan Lovells

Clinical trials: Digital technology for recruitment, consent, and data capture

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The conduct of clinical trials still relies heavily on the use of paper documents. Of course, electronic case report forms (eCRF) have been commonly used for many years – the medical information on a patient that is...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Not So Fast! HIPAA (Surprisingly) Doesn’t Apply To THAT!

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Many employers who have had it drilled into them that HIPAA applies to protected health information (PHI) of employees are often surprised to learn that the applicability of HIPAA to employee health information (EHI) is...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

473,807 Patient Records Compromised in January, 2018—83 Percent Caused by Hacking Incidents

The recently released Protenus Healthcare Breach Barometer report notes that in January, 2018, at least 473,807 patient records were compromised in 37 breaches reported to the Office for Civil Rights. ...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

Verizon Protected Health Information Data Breach Report Concludes that Insiders Are Greatest Threat to Health Care Entities

Verizon recently issued its Protected Health Information (PHI) Data Breach Report, which is always an interesting read. Not surprisingly, Verizon’s report concludes that based upon analysis of 1,360 security incidents...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Healthcare Business Owners—HIPAA Still Applies After Closing Down Your Business

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Filefax, Inc. (“Filefax”), an Illinois company that intimately handled sensitive Personal Health Information (“PHI”), paid $100,000 to the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) to settle potential violations of the...more

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