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Health Care Alert: HHS Exercises Enforcement Discretion to Reduce Maximum Annual Penalties for HIPAA Breaches

USA - May 2 2019 On April 30, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a notification of enforcement discretion...

Jonathan Ishee, Mairi K. Mull, J. Liam Gruzs.

Health Care Alert: CMS Rules Expand Use of Telehealth And Remote Patient Monitoring Under Medicare

USA - November 5 2018 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published two rules designed to promote the use of telehealth and remote patient...

Mairi K. Mull, J. Liam Gruzs, Jolie N. Havens.

House Bill Aims to Align Privacy Rules for Substance Abuse Records with HIPAA

USA - August 15 2017 Congressmen Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Tim Murphy (R-PA) recently introduced the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, a measure that would...

Nita Garg, Suzanne J. Scrutton, J. Liam Gruzs.

Reminder: Report 2016 HIPAA Breaches By March 1, 2017

USA - February 24 2017 Covered entities which experienced a HIPAA breach in calendar year 2016 are required to report all such breaches affecting fewer than 500 individuals...

J. Liam Gruzs.

OCR Guidance Clarifies Disclosures to Patient Spouses, Relatives, Friends

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...

Nita Garg, J. Liam Gruzs.