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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 8 Mar 2017

Where’s your wallet? The ongoing saga of FTC v. LabMD (part 2 of 2)

It was the wallet comment in the response brief filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit that


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 24 Feb 2017

Charges for copies of medical records may violate HIPAA, despite compliance with state law

A patient requests a copy of her medical record, and the hospital charges the per-page amount permitted under state law. Does this violate HIPAA? It


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 9 Jan 2017

From the wild west to westworld and (maybe) back to normal - The ongoing saga of LabMD (part 1 of 2)

I was simply astounded that a federal agency (the FTC) with seemingly broad and vague standards pertaining generally to “unfair” practices of a


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 1 Dec 2016

Foreshadowing HIPAA under the new administration: Will transparency trump privacy?

It may not come as a surprise that Congressman Tom Price, MD (R-GA), a vocal critic of the Affordable Care Act who introduced legislation to replace


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 12 Oct 2016

The blindfolded business associate: New HHS guidance on HIPAA and cloud computing

According to the latest HIPAA-related guidance (Guidance) published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a cloud service


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 14 Sep 2016

Six tips for a small business to avoid HIPAA security breach headaches

Last week, I blogged about a recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announcement on its push to investigate


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 9 Sep 2016

Small HIPAA breaches, big HIPAA headaches

What you might have thought was not a big breach (or a big deal in terms of HIPAA compliance), might end up being a big headache for covered entities


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 21 Aug 2016

Happy HIPAA 20th birthday!

HIPAA turns 20 today. A lot has changed in the two decades since its enactment. When HIPAA was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on August 21


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 15 Jul 2016

“I want my PHI”, part 2 - OCR audits will focus on individual access rights

We blogged on this back in early May, but compliance with individuals’ rights to access their PHI under HIPAA is even more critical now that OCR has


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 30 Jun 2016

Lack of preparedness and government access top data security agenda

The private sector is still not prepared - and generally lacks the knowledge - to respond effectively to a major cyber breach, according to 80 percent

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