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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 | 3 Sep 2013

Claim for employee embezzlement alleges a wrongful act but is excluded

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, applying Georgia law, has held that a professional liability policy afforded no

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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 | 12 Jun 2012

"Claim" refers to individual claims within an action, not entire action

The California Court of Appeal has held that the term “claim” refers to individual claims within an action, not to the “entire action” itself, such that a policy’s dishonest acts exclusion did not relieve the insurers of their duty to reimburse defense fees where the underlying suit sought relief for both acts that were barred by the exclusion and acts that were not.

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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 | 20 Dec 2011

Medicare and the confusion over insurer reporting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) faced an increasingly frustrated group of liability insurers during its Nov. 16, 2011, town hall teleconference for Nongroup Health Plans (NGHPs) on technical issues associated with insurer reporting under Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Extension Act of 2007.

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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 | 22 Sep 2011

Further delay of Section 111 mandatory insurer reporting remains a real possibility

During the September 21, 2011 Town Hall teleconference held by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), callers asked CMS if it would again be delaying the implementation of mandatory insurer reporting for certain Non-Group Health Plans (NGHPs) under Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007.

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