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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 22 Jul 2017

Ten tips for actions by a covered entity after a HIPAA breach by a business associate

This blog recently discussed tips for a covered entity (CE) in dealing with a HIPAA business associate (BA). Now, even though you have adopted all of

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 14 May 2017

6 Takeaways from memorial hermann HIPAA settlement: Press releases lead to $2.4 million payout

On April 26, 2017, Memorial Hermann Health System ("MHHS") agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") $2.4 million to

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 6 May 2017

Your business associates hold your HIPAA compliance future in their hands: Eleven things you can do

“Fully one-third of the settlements inked in 2016 with OCR the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services dealt

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 5 Sep 2016

Eight tips to confront the new initiative by HHS on PHI security

In a recent Guidance, the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“OCR”) appears to have attempted to reverse an

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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

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 15 Aug 2016

Nine tips for avoiding HIPAA breaches when responding to widespread healthcare emergencies

The aftermath of the Orlando nightclub tragedy has led to much discussion about ways that healthcare providers can and should deal with compliance

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 2 May 2016

Tips on Avoiding HIPAA Breaches for Patient-Employee Records

Our partner Elizabeth Litten and I were featured again by our good friend Marla Durben Hirsch in her article in the April 2016 issue of Medical

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 1 Feb 2013

Collateral effects of the omnibus rule: exercise caution in using past OCR summaries on large PHI breaches as a roadmap for future guidance

In the wake of the post-Omnibus Rule (the "Rule") frenzy, it is necessary to consider some collateral effects that the Rule may have brought about

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 3 Sep 2012

HIPAA violation by business associate exposes providers

Michael Kline and Elizabeth Litten recently commented on the HIPAA violations debt-collection company Accretive Health of Minnesota obtained while working with Fairview Health Services and North Memorial Hospital.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 29 Aug 2012

As we all continue to anticipate the HIPAAHITECH "mega rule" from HHS, we can test our prognosticating skills

We have seen substantial delay in publication of the long-awaited HIPAAHITECH Omnibus Final Rule, sometimes affectionately referred to as the “Mega Rule.”

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