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New HIPAA regulations released

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 18 2013

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released final regulations implementing changes to HIPAA mandated by the HITECH

Physician groups propose permanent “doc fix”; HIPAAHITECH enforcement expected to increase in 2013

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 22 2012

In an October 15 letter, the American Medical Association (AMA) and more than 100 other medical societies and physicians’ organizations urged Congress to consider a permanent replacement for the Medicare physician payment system

Lessons from Utah

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 23 2012

There are lessons to be learned or reinforced by the breach of a database maintained by the Utah Department of Health (UDOH

Senate Subcommittee holds hearing on healthcare data breaches

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 21 2011

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, chaired by Minnesota Senator Al Franken, held a hearing on November 9 to discuss data breaches and how the healthcare industry can better protect electronic health data

HITECH Act's expanded legal obligations are in effect for business associates of healthcare entities

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2010

Many people and entities that conduct business with healthcare entities are subject to newly effective federal regulations that expand the privacy and security requirements of HIPAA

HITECH's new requirements for business associates of health insurers are in effect

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2010

Many people and entities that conduct business with health insurance carriers are subject to newly effective federal regulations that expand the privacy and security requirements of HIPAA

Final rules issued for breach of electronic health information

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2009

In the last week of August, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") and the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") officially published their final rules concerning consumer notification of breaches of protected health information ("PHI"

New “Red Flag” identity theft Rules apply to healthcare providers

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2009

Physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers may not be aware that the federal Red Flag Rules, 16 C.F.R. 681 (the “Rules”), may apply to them