By Marcia L. Augsburger
Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Final Rule published January 25, 2013, 78 Fed.Reg. 5566, Covered Entities (CEs) with Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) that were entered on or...
By William A. Ruskin
The New York Court of Appeals ruling that came down Jan. 9 in Doe v. Guthrie Clinic , 2014 NY Slip Op 00138 (Court of Appeals 1/9/14) [ enhanced opinion available to lexis.com subscribers ], should prove helpful in evaluating the...
By Peter F. McLaughlin
From reliable surveys and less dependable anecdotes, opinions point to the almost inevitable expansion of BYOD – bring your own device – as a cost-saving model for employers.
Advisors assure company decision makers...
By Stacy L. Cook
The New York attorney general recently entered into a settlement agreement with the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) for HIPAA violations. The enforcement action by New York comes on the heels of a HIPAA enforcement action...
By Stacy L. Cook
On July 10, 2015, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a HIPAA settlement with St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (SEMC), a tertiary care hospital in Brighton, Massachusetts. SEMC has agreed to pay $218,400 and adopt a robust...
By Stacy Cook
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced that it will be sending surveys to approximately 1,200 organizations in preparation for conducting HIPAA audits. The HIPAA audits are mandated by the HITECH Act.
According to the...
Issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act , the HIPPA regulations directly impact every American business that maintains health records, including hospitals, nursing...
By Brian C. Vick
On April 17, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service ("HHS") announced that it had entered a Resolution Agreement with Phoenix Cardiac Surgery ("Phoenix") - a four-physician practice based in Arizona...