By Matt Fisher – The constant discussions around the impact and operation of the regulations implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA (yes, there are 2 A’s and only 1 P) as it is more commonly referred to, have made it an interesting time to be a healthcare attorney and one focused a lot on the operation of HIPAA.Read More
Data Privacy and Security
By Art Gross – As a parent, you might recall the first time that the doctor asked you to leave the room because your “baby is now a teenager”and they have a few questions for them that they would like to conduct one-on-one and in private.
By Art Gross -How do you identify the vaccinated from the non-vaccinated? A vaccination passport is a way of verifying that the user or carrier identified within it has been vaccinated – or not. Does it violate HIPAA? No.
By Art Gross – We have seen the healthcare industry rise to the occasion this past year. Telehealth does offer a viable solution for many people who cannot travel outside of their homes, and at the same time, it offers a safe solution to anyone who is COVID-19 cautious.
By Paul Nadrag – By now, all hospitals and health systems are aware of ransomware-related cyberattacks where a hacker will gain control of a computer network, data center or cloud server and encrypt the data, effectively blocking access until a ransom is paid.
By Devin Partida – The Office for Civil Rights has issued a notice of enforcement regarding HIPAA regulations and COVID-19 vaccine-scheduling apps. The update states that the OCR won’t impose HIPAA noncompliance penalties related to good-faith use of these services.
By Matt Fisher – After a bit longer of a delay than was initially expected, the Department of Health and Human Services released a proposed rule to change pieces of HIPAA. The proposed rule is the outcome from a request for information that closed in February of 2019, where HHS posed a number of questions mostly focused on how HIPAA interacts with value based care goals.
By Art Gross – While the world might still be in varying states of chaos with regard to a multitude of topics, when it comes to HIPAA fines and enforcement of regulations, things are getting back on track.