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Williams Mullen | USA | 5 Sep 2013

HIPAA compliance action required soon

Group health plan sponsors need to take action soon to ensure compliance with the health information privacy, security, and breach notification rules

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Williams Mullen | USA | 15 Jul 2013

OCR announces $1.7 million HIPAA settlement with health plan for passive breach of online ePHI

In its latest high-profile enforcement action, the Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS")

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Williams Mullen | USA | 25 Jan 2013

HHS announces first settlement of small-scale HIPAA breach

Continuing its streak of HIPAA enforcement actions over the past year, the United States Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil

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Williams Mullen | USA | 18 Jan 2013

The waiting game is over: HHS issues final modifications to the HIPAA rules

On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") issued its long expected final omnibus rule, which makes substantial

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Williams Mullen | USA | 2 Jul 2012

$1.7 million HIPAA settlement reinforces importance of effective information governance of electronic PHI (“EPHI”)

In the first HIPAA enforcement action brought against a state agency, the United States Department of Health and Human Service (“HHS”) announced on June 26, 2012 that it had entered a Resolution Agreement with Alaska’s Medicaid program (“Alaska”).

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Williams Mullen | USA | 14 Jul 2011

Health care reform alert: claims procedure rules for non-grandfathered plans revised

New regulations provide some relief and clarification for plan administrators processing group health plan claims.

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Williams Mullen | USA | 6 Apr 2011

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): a quick summary of 400 pages of regulations

On March 31, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued over 400 pages of proposed regulations on the structure and operation of Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”) under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act(“PPACA”).

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Williams Mullen | USA | 4 Apr 2011

To participate or not to participate: federal agencies issue proposed guidance on accountable care organizations

On March 31, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued over 400 pages of proposed regulations on the structure and operation of Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”) under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”).

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Williams Mullen | USA | 11 Feb 2011

Timelines for implementation of nursing home transparency and improvement

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Acti was enacted on March 23, 2010 when it was signed into law by President Obama.

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Williams Mullen | USA | 3 Aug 2010

Court of Appeals flags vulnerability in agency review of N.C. CON applications

The North Carolina Court of Appeals issued a decision in July suggesting that the Certificate of Need agency might not have adequately considered all of the required CON review criteria.

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