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Nossaman LLP | USA | 12 Jan 2017

OCR Issues $475,000 Fine for Untimely Reporting of HIPAA Breach

On January 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced the first HIPAA enforcement action

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Duane Morris LLP | USA | 22 Feb 2013

Employers take note: final HIPAA rules mandate new obligations for group health plans

Employers that sponsor group health plans for their employees should pay careful attention to the newly announced final omnibus rule amending the

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Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 25 Oct 2011

HHS proposes rules to increase patient access to laboratory reports

On September 14, 2011 the US Department of Health & Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed changes to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 regulations to specify that, upon a patient’s request, a laboratory may provide access to completed test reports.

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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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Reed Smith LLP | USA | 4 Aug 2011

Health care in the cloud think you are doing fine on cloud nine? Hey, you! Think again. Better get off of my cloud

The interest level in storing health records in digital format has grown rapidly with the lower cost and greater availability and reliability of interoperable storage mechanisms and devices

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Morgan Lewis | USA | 14 Jun 2011

HHS issues proposed rule; creates new access report obligations and amends existing accounting of disclosures provisions

On May 31, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a notice of proposed rulemaking (Proposed Rule) creating a new requirement that covered entities produce an “access report” informing individuals of all persons who have viewed their records, while also modifying existing accounting of disclosures rules under the Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

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Greenberg Traurig LLP | USA | 13 Apr 2011

How much is your privacy worth? According to Department of Health and Human Services, millions

The privacy and security rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) are critically important for employers to understand and comply with.

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Hodgson Russ LLP | USA | 29 Sep 2010

HHS issues proposed regulations on HIPAA’s privacy, security, and enforcement provisions

The Department of Health and Human Services recently published proposed regulations for the implementation of statutory changes made to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as provided by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).

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Vedder Price PC | USA | 5 Aug 2010

HHS proposes changes to HIPAA privacy, security and enforcement regulations

Contained within the 2009 stimulus package known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 23 Jul 2010

HHS releases long-awaited HIPAAHITCH business associate proposed rule

On July 14, 2010 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published formal notice of its long-awaited proposed rule under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009.

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