Today the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) finalized rules published in December of 2022 changing the requirements for handling SUD patient information governed by 45 CFR part 2 (Part 2).
Health care facilities subject to Part 2 often struggled to comply with requirements related to SUD patients…Continue Reading Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Records Now More Closely Aligned With HIPAA
Groundbreaking U.S. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Rule May Mean A Healthier New Year In 2025 and Beyond
Exactly 12 days before Christmas, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of…Continue Reading Groundbreaking U.S. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Rule May Mean A Healthier New Year In 2025 and Beyond
On November 6, 2023, the HHS Office of Inspector General published a new compilation of…Continue Reading In Case You Missed It: New OIG General Compliance Program Guidance
Disregard your Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act obligations at your own risk.
That’s the…Continue Reading L.A. Care to Pay $1.3 Million Settlement Over HIPAA Violations: What You Need to Know
Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued a joint letter (“Joint Letter”) (https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/ftc_gov/pdf/FTC-OCR-Letter-Third-Party-Trackers-07-20-2023.pdf)…Continue Reading FTC and OCR Issue Joint Website Tracking Warning Letter
Brightree by ResMed (“Brightree”), a cloud-based management software platform for healthcare providers, has conducted its biannual interoperability survey, and issued its corresponding biannual Interoperability and Engagement Research Report. Most…Continue Reading Survey: Nearly All Providers Say Interoperability Capabilities Are Vital in Post-Acute Care
Privacy, data security and regulatory compliance affect companies in every industry. Join leading privacy professionals at our fifth annual Privacy Summit as they discuss some of the most consequential topics…Continue Reading Register for Fox Rothschild’s 2023 Privacy Summit
As states enact and enforce various laws restricting, prohibiting, and even criminalizing abortion and other reproductive health care services, HIPAA rules that allow disclosure of patient information become potential privacy…Continue Reading Are We There Yet? New HIPAA Privacy Protections for Reproductive Health Data May Be Just Ahead
Watch out HHS, the FTC is taking the lead in enforcing privacy violations by companies also subject to HIPAA. BetterHelp, an on-line mental health platform, engaged in unfair and unreasonable…Continue Reading Better Keep Health Data Private, FTC Signals to On-Line Health Care Providers
Earlier this week, our Fox partner Odia Kagan spoke on HIMSS TV about the risks associated with what may be a “blind spot” in your data privacy compliance efforts: the…Continue Reading OCR Warns Providers About Patient Data Trackers
If you are dealing with sensitive information of any kind (yes, this includes precise geolocation, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc), but especially health information (and yes, reproductive health information too), do…Continue Reading Beware of Third-Party Trackers Like Meta Pixel. Ignoring Them Could Be Costly.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance on June 29 discussing privacy protections under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) in the…Continue Reading HHS Issues Guidance in Light of Dobbs Decision
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