On Thursday, August 4, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that Advocate Health Care Center (Advocate Health) agreed to pay […]
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HHS-OCR has updated its website with guidance on two important and current issues: ongoing HIPAA audits and deidentification. After officially launching phase two of its audit program earlier this month, […]
On June 24, 2016, Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (“CHCS”) entered into a resolution agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil […]
The final text of the much anticipated EU-US Privacy Shield has been sent by the European Commission for review and approval to the Article 31 Committee, which includes representatives from […]
On February 3, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that an HHS administrative law judge (ALJ) ordered Lincare, Inc., a home […]
On January 7, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) right of individuals […]
On December 28, 2015, President Obama signed into law S. 2425, the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act (the “Act”). In addition to provisions intended to ensure that Medicare reimbursement […]
On December 18, President Obama signed into law an omnibus spending package for 2016 that included the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 (known in former versions as the Cybersecurity Information Sharing […]
On October 16, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts filed a criminal information against a former Warner Chilcott district manager alleging that he had obtained and […]
On Monday, October 5, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released an online platform for mobile health developers and others interested in […]