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
The United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, applying Georgia law, has held that a professional liability policy afforded no
Cybersecurity is a hot buzz word in Washington these days. Congress debates the impact of cybersecurity risks on a wide range of national concerns
After almost four years, the Department of Health and Human Services finally has released its omnibus Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
After almost four years, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finally has released its "omnibus" Health Insurance Portability and
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.