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Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP | USA | 5 Aug 2016

Attention Plan Sponsors: The Cost of Non-Compliance Just Went Up

Ensuring that your employee benefits plans comply with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) just became more important. That

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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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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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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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Morgan Lewis | USA | 14 Apr 2010

Immediate healthcare reform law issues for group health plans come into sharper focus

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (the Healthcare Reform Law), creates a number of immediate issues for employer group health plans.

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Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | USA | 12 Apr 2010

Are you ready for the first wave of U.S. health care reform?

U.S. health care reform comes into effect years from now, right?

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Reed Smith LLP | USA | 29 Mar 2010

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

On Tuesday, March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the "PPACA") into law.

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 20 Feb 2009

Stimulus’ expansion of HIPAA privacy and security

While most of the buzz surrounding the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “Act”) is about tax cuts, spending, and even perhaps COBRA subsidies, changes to the privacy and security rules for health plans and providers have quietly snuck in.

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