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OCR issues HIPAA guidance on audio-only telehealth services

USA - June 14 2022 On June 13, 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), issued guidance on how covered entities and…

Kevin Kifer

Utah and Connecticut enact comprehensive data privacy laws

USA - May 27 2022 Connecticut and Utah both enacted comprehensive privacy laws this spring. On March 24, 2022, Utah became the fourth state to enact a comprehensive…

David Duffy, Matt Hafter, Mark Mattingly, Jennifer Post, James Shreve, Luke Sosnicki

Should they stay or should they go: Fate of waivers following expiration of the federal PHE

USA - March 14 2022 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued almost 200 “blanket” waivers which automatically…

Raquel Boton, Holly Campbell, Alma Carver, Catherine Feorene, Jim Fogle, Suzanne Galvin, Evan Raskas Goldfarb, A. Jay Goldstein, Joyce Harris Hennessy, Nicole Jobe, Kevin Kifer, April Kirkley, Renato Mariotti, Jan Paul Miller, Jennifer Pike, Christina Z. Randolph, Tonya Oliver Rose, Claire M. Schenk, Eric Tower, Elisabeth Volk, Mackenzie Wallace

Fifth Circuit vacates $4.3M HHS enforcement penalty for HIPAA violations

USA - February 23 2021 Last month, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a ruling vacating a $4.3 million dollar civil monetary penalty (CMP) against the…

Jennifer Pike

HHS proposes significant changes to Stark, Anti-Kickback and CMP regulations

USA - October 11 2019 On October 9, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) proposed significant amendments to the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Law and Civil…

Lauren Pair, Christina Z. Randolph