Lenient Doesn’t Mean Lazy

By Art Gross – In mid-March, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights announced that they would use “enforcement discretion” in regard to HIPAA compliance with telehealth. And, the healthcare community gave out a collective sigh of relief.

HIPAA In Front of the Camera

By Matt Fisher – HIPAA and the media can be a risky combination for healthcare organizations. Prior HIPAA settlements imposed by the Office for Civil Rights have dinged hospitals for allowing reality television shows to be filmed in the hospital and speaking with a reporter to refute a patient complaint.

More HIPAA and Telehealth

By Matt Fisher – As the telehealth flood gates are being opened, privacy and security considerations still remain. HIPAA will continue to lurk in the background even with the OCR pre-announcing the exercise of discretion to not enforce telehealth related violations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regulatory Developments: COVID19 Disruption

By Matt Fisher – The declaration of COVID19 as a pandemic and the United States declaring a national emergency to help contain and enhance treatment access have resulted in a number of changes to ease potential regulatory burdens or barriers in healthcare.