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OCR issues final modifications to the HIPAA privacy, security, breach notification and enforcement rules to implement the HITECH Act

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 20 2013

On January 25, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule (Final Rule

OCR’s proposed revisions to accounting for disclosures standard produces strong opposition from many covered entities

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2011

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is reviewing comments submitted by interested parties to OCR’s proposed rule (Proposed Rule) to implement a provision of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) that expands the accounting for disclosures standard under the privacy standards (Privacy Standards) adopted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA

HITECH's HHS and FTC security breach notification requirements

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 27 2009

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, includes significant investment in health information technology (IT) to facilitate the adoption of a nationwide health information network

AAMC task force releases new guidance on managing conflicts of interest in clinical care

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 2 2010

On June 30, 2010, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) issued a report entitled In the Interest of Patients: Recommendations for Physician Financial Relationships and Clinical Decision Making (the 2010 AAMC Report, or the Report

CMS to extend timetable for implementation of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 7 2012

On December 19, 2011, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule to implement the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which was included as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

HHS proposes overhaul of human subject protections for domestic clinical trials

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 28 2011

In an advance notice of proposed rulemaking published in the July 26, 2011, Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a request for comments on amendments to 45 C.F.R. Part 46, Subpart A (the Common Rule) to improve protections of human subjects in research and to revise the research process to reduce burdens, delays and ambiguities for investigators

HHS finalizes new financial conflicts of interest regulations

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 1 2011

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently published its final rule governing financial conflicts of interest involving investigators conducting Public Health Service (PHS)-supported research

GINA & HIPAA: interim final rules and privacy proposed rule published

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 15 2009

The next chapter in the ongoing effort by the federal government to narrow the permissible uses of personal health information by entities engaged in the health care industry has arrived