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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 6 Feb 2019

Another Big Blockchain Initiative Announced in Health Care Insurance Industry

Several large health insurance companies, including Aetna, Anthem, and Healthcare Service Corporation, have announced a collaboration with PNC Bank

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 19 Dec 2018

ACA Intrigue to Continue into 2019 - Federal Court in Texas Issues Ruling with Potentially Far-Reaching Implications for Health Care and Employer Group Health Plans

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a statement indicating that the decision “is not an injunction that halts the enforcement of

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 2 May 2018

Continued Special Privacy Treatment for Substance Use Disorder Information

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee recently passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 (OCRA) - a bipartisan package of

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 1 Feb 2018

HIPAA Research-Related Clarifications: Remote Access and Future Use Authorizations of Protected Health Information

Among the many mandates of the 21st Century Cures Act,1 Congress required the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 17 May 2017

Disclosure of a Single Patient’s PHI Leads to Hefty $2.4 Million Settlement

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) continues its active enforcement of the Health Insurance

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 24 Apr 2017

The Costly Consequences of Failing to Enter Into Written Business Associate Agreements

HIPAA requires that Covered Entities and their Business Associates enter into written business associate agreements to ensure that protected health

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 17 Apr 2017

A Failure to Plan is a Plan to Fail: $400,000 HIPAA Settlement Highlights the Importance of Risk Assessments and Management Plans

HIPAA requires Covered Entities to proactively conduct risk assessments and implement risk management plans to prevent data breaches Metro Community

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 22 Feb 2017

Costly Failure to Safeguard Protected Health Information from Unauthorized Staff

$5.5 million payment- tied for the highest HIPAA settlement amount Important to review audit reports and trails for suspicious activity and maintain

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 24 Jan 2017

Second HIPAA Enforcement Action of 2017 - Failure to Safeguard Electronic Health Information

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced a $2.2 million Health Insurance Portability and

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 11 Aug 2016

OFCCP Final Rule Prohibits Sex and Gender Identity Discrimination in Employee Benefits

The Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued a Final Rule that takes effect on August 15, 2016 (the

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