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OCR breach reporting: 2013 “small breach” report due saturday and recent settlement for lack of breach notification procedures
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2014

Don't forget that the end-of-the-year reporting of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) breaches of unsecured protected health


Are medical marijuana dispensaries covered entities under HIPAA?
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2014

I was talking to a colleague recently and she raised an interesting question - are medical marijuana dispensaries covered entities under the Health


The Red Flag Rule and health insurers
  • Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2008

Last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and five federal banking regulators jointly published regulations addressing the obligations of “financial institutions” and “creditors” to prevent identity theft


HIPAA covered health plans beware: HHS Office for Civil Rights kicks off HIPAA Audit Program
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2012

Since November 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through its Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has been conducting audits of covered entities (the “HIPAA Audit Program”) for compliance with the privacy and security requirements under HIPAA and the HITECH Act (collectively, the “Privacy & Security Rules”


Health and welfare benefits in 2012
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2012

Although the pace of new legislation affecting health and other welfare benefits has slowed after the first two years of the Obama Administration, plan sponsors will find no shortage of developments to monitor and implement in 2012


mHealth stakeholders: bullet list of legal considerations
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2012

You are a device maker, an app or software developer, a potential investor, a healthcare provider, a healthcare payor or an insurer and you see opportunities in mobile health (mHealth


Minnesota AG sues debt collection agency for health privacy violations
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2012

On January 19, 2012, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced a lawsuit against Accretive Health, Inc., for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and its implementing regulations, the Minnesota Health Records Act, Minnesota’s debt collection statutes and Minnesota’s consumer protection laws


HHS settles HIPAA case for $1.5 million
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2012

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has announced a settlement of $1.5 million with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBST) stemming from BCBST’s potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules


HIPAA privacy and security audit program begins this month
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2011

HIPAA-covered entities, including employer health plan sponsors, should watch the mail for a letter from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR


OCR issues proposed modifications to HIPAA privacy and security rules to implement HITECH Act
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 27 2010

On July 14, 2010, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued a proposed rule (Proposed Rule) containing modifications to the privacy standards (Privacy Rule), security standards (Security Rule) and enforcement regulations (Enforcement Rule) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA