By Matt Fisher – The spotlight continues to shine brightly on HIPAA, especially as an excuse, when it comes to professional athletes responding to questions around COVID vaccine status. The most recent string of erroneous responses started strongly over the summer when NFL training camps kicked into gear.Read More
HIPAA Privacy Rule
By Matt Fisher – The aim of the recent Getting Back to Basics post was to re-establish the key fundamentals of how HIPAA operates. To summarize in a sentence, HIPAA applies to certain defined entities working or interacting with healthcare information related to an individual.
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.
By Art Gross – You know that your data is valuable. It might not be in the obvious way, and you might be unaware that it is the collective data that provides hackers with more power over you. Proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule might lead to an inadvertent way of exposing that patient data.
By Rita Bowen – Recently, I had the pleasure of presenting HIPAA Gets a Facelift: Are There Still Wrinkles with my colleague Angela Rose. During this webinar, we outlined the Notice of Proposed Rule Making for modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which was published in the Federal Register on January 21 and is now open for comment until May 6, 2021.
By Dr. Heather Randall – After one year into its COVID Pandemic Response organizations work to maintain appropriate security and privacy safeguards in this new milieu, the stakes are higher for those companies that are obligated by the HIPAA Privacy and Safeguard Rules.
By Art Gross – Last week, the Office for Civil Rights at the US Department of Health and Human Services announced that there would be a 45-day extension of the comment period for the public with regard to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on modifying the HIPAA Privacy Rule that was originally posted in December of 2020.
The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces a 45-day extension of the public comment period for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to modify the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
By Art Gross – The Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule that could be substantial. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposal stated it was to “remove barriers to, coordinated care and individual engagement” and was issued recently.