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Biden Administration Seeks to Clarify Patient Privacy Protections Post-Dobbs, Though Questions Remain

USA - August 11 2022 On July 8, two weeks following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson that invalidated the constitutional right to abortion, President Biden…

Marylana Saadeh Helou, Devon Minnick, Alaap B. Shah

CMS Reduces COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Surveys and Rescinds Surveyor Vaccination Requirements

USA - June 23 2022 In two recent memoranda, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made changes to previously issued survey guidance related to COVID-19…

CMS Ending Numerous COVID-19 Blanket Waivers for SNFs, Inpatient Hospice, ICF/IIDs, and ESRD Facilities

USA - April 8 2022 On April 7, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance terminating numerous blanket waivers applicable to skilled…

HIPAA Enforcement Continues Under Right of Access Initiative

USA - April 5 2022 On March 28, 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the resolution of two additional cases…

Zeina Abu-Hijleh

President Biden Signs into Law the Cyber Incident Reporting Act, Imposing Reporting Requirements for Cyber Incidents and Ransomware Payments

USA - March 18 2022 On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed into law the 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act containing the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical…

Brian G. Cesaratto, Alexander J. Franchilli