Life science companies, health care providers, and government contractors will be at risk for significantly larger penalties due to substantial
Ensuring that your employee benefits plans comply with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) just became more important. That
HIPAA regulations don’t just impact doctors and health plans. Lawyers, Certified Public Accountants, billing companies, and other third-party vendors
The complexity of the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPPA) makes it difficult for well- intentioned employers to ensure compliance
The number of employers that provide health benefits to retirees has dwindled significantly over the past 15 years, according to a recent report issued by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).
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.
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).
The Italian Competition Authority has found that four health care insurance providersHDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG, Faro Compagnia di Assicurazioni e riassicurazioni S.p.a., Navale Assicurazioni, and Primogest (a multi-firm agency)participated in anti-competitive behaviour between 2003 and 2008.
In July 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2011-06.
St. Vincent Health operates a number of hospitals and health care facilities in central Indiana and employs thousands of people.