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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 7 Jul 2015

OCR enforcement trends

On April 27, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a resolution agreement with Cornell

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 18 May 2015

OCR launches phase 2 HIPAA audit program with pre-audit screening surveys

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) covered entities have reported that the U.S. Department of Health and Human

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 9 Jan 2014

ACA proposed rule to require health insurers to certify compliance with HIPAA electronic transaction requirements

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a proposed rule to implement the ACA requirement that health insurers and other HIPAA-covered

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 24 Jul 2013

HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule compliance date is only two months away

The compliance date for the omnibus final rule amending the privacy, security, breach notification and enforcement regulations under the Health

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 14 Oct 2011

OCR’s proposed revisions to accounting for disclosures standard produces strong opposition from many covered entities

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is reviewing comments submitted by interested parties to OCR’s proposed rule (Proposed Rule) to implement a provision of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) that expands the accounting for disclosures standard under the privacy standards (Privacy Standards) adopted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 1 Mar 2011

OCR exercises its enforcement discretion

On February 4, 2011, the Office for Civil Rights imposed a $4.3 million civil money penalty against Cignet Health of Maryland for violating the HIPAA privacy standards.

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 17 May 2010

HHS issues request for information on HITECH Act requirement for accounting for disclosures through an electronic health record

The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a Request for Information on the HITECH Act provisions that require HIPAA covered entities to account for disclosures of protected health information through an electronic health record for treatment, payment and health care operations purposes to facilitate its issuance of a proposed regulation implementing the HITECH provisions.

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 14 Apr 2010

Legislation requires development of standards and protocols for electronic enrollment, and eligibility notification and verification

All stakeholders affected by the federal government's interrelated development of standards and protocols under HIPAA, the HITECH Act, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act should closely monitor and, where possible, provide input on their development.

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 12 Nov 2009

HHS issues interim final rule conforming HIPAA civil money penalties to HITECH Act requirements

The new HIPAA civil money penalties scheme substantially increases the potential penalties for HIPAA violations occurring on or after February 18, 2009.

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