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OCR Guidance Clarifies Disclosures to Patient Spouses, Relatives, Friends
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2017

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently provided guidance for healthcare professionals concerning


SAMHSA Finalizes Changes to Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records Rule
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2017

For the first time in nearly thirty years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ("SAMHSA") has updated the Confidentiality


Health Care Alert: SAMHSA Finalizes Changes to Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records Rule
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2017

For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has updated the Confidentiality of


Untimely Breach Notification Leads to Significant HIPAA Settlement
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2017

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently announced its first HIPAA settlement based on the


Health Care Alert: The Cures Act Brings Some Relief to Site-Neutral Payment Changes, but Hospitals Must Act Now
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2017

Over one year after the biggest statutory change in Medicare provider-based billing, Congress enacted the 21st Century Cures Act (the Cures Act) on


HIPAA Disclosures for Public Health Activities
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2017

Federal health information regulators recently clarified that HIPAA permits certain uses and disclosures for public health activities without patient


Health Care Alert: OCR Releases Guidance on HIPAA Compliance and Cloud Computing
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2016

In October, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released new guidance for covered entities and business


OCR Alert: Phishing Email Disguised as Official OCR Audit Communication
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2016

On November 28, 2016, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued an alert to providers and business associates monitoring their email for OCR audit


Labor and Employment Alert: Sometimes the Grass Really is Greener -- Recreational Marijuana Legalization Trend Continues
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2016

Spanning the country and the political divide, Election Day 2016 witnessed eight of the nine marijuana-related ballot measures pass in various states


Labor and Employment Alert: Red State, Blue State, Green State -- Medical Marijuana Legalization Trend Continues
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2016

Spanning the country and the political divide, Election Day 2016 witnessed eight of the nine marijuana-related ballot measures pass in various states