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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 17 Sep 2013

HIPAAHITECH compliance is finally here

More than four and a half years since the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, the time for

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 23 Jul 2013

The tensions and overlaps between cyber and data security

Cybersecurity is a hot buzz word in Washington these days. Congress debates the impact of cybersecurity risks on a wide range of national concerns

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 12 Feb 2013

The new HIPAAHITECH era is finally here

After almost four years, the Department of Health and Human Services finally has released its omnibus Health Insurance Portability and Accountability

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 28 Jan 2013

Summary of the new HIPAAHITECH omnibus regulation

After almost four years, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finally has released its "omnibus" Health Insurance Portability and

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 10 Jan 2012

Top health law issue in 2012

The advisory board members for BNA's The Health Law Reporter released their list of the most critical issues facing providers in 2012 and tabbed health care reform as the health law industry's biggest concern.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 8 Nov 2011

HIPAAHITECH update: the waiting is the hardest part

As we approach the three-year mark since the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), and still do not have most of the regulations implementing the privacy and security provisions of this law, the simple passage of time by itself is creating confusion and ambiguity in the health care industry.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 7 Jun 2011

HHS publishes NPRM altering HIPAA accounting rule

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) about the accounting provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 27 May 2011

HHS releases NPRM altering HIPAA accounting rule

On May 27, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released for public review a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) about the accounting provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 7 Mar 2011

First HIPAA civil monetary penalty causes concern

The big news in the health care privacy world is the imposition by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the first civil monetary penalty for a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 4 Feb 2011

Ongoing confusion for HIPAA business associates

It is clear that the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act era creates substantial new legal obligations for entities that operate as "business associates" under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.

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