Tag Archives: Department of Health and Human Services

Are you Ready for a HIPAA Investigation?

By: Vanessa A. Reynolds Scarcely a week goes by without a media report of a HIPAA breach – or a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) press release announcing a settlement agreement with an organization that suffered a breach.  … Continue reading

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‘Qualified health plans’ sold on exchanges not ‘federal health care programs’

The Department of Health and Human Services today issued guidance concluding that it does not consider qualified health plans and other programs related to federal health exchanges, state health exchanges and certain other programs to be federal health care programs. … Continue reading

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Top HIPAA-HITECH Trends

By: Stephen Siegel On January 25, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services published the final rule implementing and incorporating the provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH”) into HIPAA. The purpose of … Continue reading

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New HIPAA Requirements for 2013

By: Vanessa Reynolds On January 26, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued new rules further implementing the Health Insurance Affordability and Portability Act (“HIPAA”). Some of the rules’ provisions go into effect on March 26, while … Continue reading

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Corporate Compliance Officer Liability Under the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine

By Gabriel Imperato and Tara Epstein The aggressive prosecution of individuals in health care fraud cases continues and is reflected by the criminal and civil penalties imposed on corporate executives, including individual owners, officers, or managing employees, holding them personally … Continue reading

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Medicare Patients Aren’t the Only Patients Entitled to Enhanced Quality of Care

By Heather Miller On January 4, 2012, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a final notice in the Federal Register announcing the initial set of 26 quality measures for Medicaid-eligible beneficiaries, which covers areas including prevention, care coordination, … Continue reading

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