Tag Archives: HIPAA-HITECH

Do Not Expect the Pace of Change to Slow in 2016

By: Stephen Siegel This year  has been a challenging one for healthcare providers. Just to recall, a few of the challenges in 2015 were: the final implementation of ICD-10; two multi-million dollar Civil False Claims settlements involving physician-hospital relationships in … Continue reading

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Protecting Patient Health Information in Florida

Vanessa Reynolds and Stephen Siegel, members of the Firm’s Health Law Practice Group, are the editors of “PROTECTING PATIENT INFORMATION IN FLORIDA.” Ms. Reynolds and Mr. Siegel have prepared this publication in order to provide our clients, colleagues and other … Continue reading

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September 24, 2014; Deadline for HIPAA-HITECH and Business Associate Compliance

By: Stephen H. Siegel, Esq. One of the requirements of HIPAA-HITECH is that many of the obligations previously imposed on Covered Entities to comply Privacy Security Rules now also are imposed on their Business Associates. In addition, Business Associates are … Continue reading

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ACOs, HIPAA-HITECH and OHCAs

By: Stephen Siegel An ACO might be a HIPAA Covered Entity, a Business Associate, or both. Unlike the waivers to the Federal health care programs’ Kickback Prohibition and the so-called Stark Law for arrangements that further the MSSP’s “triple aim”, … Continue reading

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HIPAA Violations: State Law May Provide Relief for Parties Injured by Unauthorized Disclosures

By: Stephen Siegel A recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (which includes Florida), underscores the importance of both covered entities and business associates adopting electronic security measures that are consistent with the guidance provided by … Continue reading

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