Tag Archives: HIPAA

OCR to Increase Efforts to Investigate Privacy Breaches of Unsecured Protected Heath Information Affecting Fewer Than 500 Individuals

By: Edward J. Welch The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that investigates privacy breaches of unsecured, protected health information (PHI) under the Health Information Technology for Economic … Continue reading

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Advising Buyers of Substance Abuse Businesses: Beware!

By: Heather Miller Whether you work in healthcare or are a patient in the community at large, almost everyone who has received medical care has heard of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), one of the … Continue reading

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Disclosing Patient Substance Abuse Information, It’s Complicated!

By: Heather Miller On February 5, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) proposed changes to the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations (42 CFR Part 2) “to facilitate information exchange within new health care models … Continue reading

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Jenny Consuegra Joins Broad and Cassel’s Miami Office

We are pleased to announce the addition of Jenny Consuegra to the Miami office as an associate in the Health Law Practice Group. Prior to joining Broad and Cassel, Consuegra was an associate at Dresnick, Rodriguez & Perry in Miami. … Continue reading

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Broad and Cassel’s Nichole Geary Presents to National Ophthalmic Group on Medical Marketing, Social Media and Regulatory Compliance

Nichole Geary, an associate in statewide law firm Broad and Cassel’s West Palm Beach office, recently presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) 2015 Symposium, the largest U.S. meeting dedicated exclusively to the needs of the … Continue reading

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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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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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Register Now for the Broad and Cassel Health Forum

What: Fourth Annual Broad and Cassel Health Forum ($80 includes a light lunch and a cocktail reception following the presentations) When: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Friday, September 12 Where: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity and the Health Care Board

According to a recent article from the American Health Lawyers Association, “there is overwhelming evidence that health care boards must adopt a more organized and concerted approach to matters of cybersecurity and data protection.” Please click here to learn more.

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