You may be surprised to learn that those “extra” benefits your company offers to its employees such as your employee assistance program (“EAP”) and wellness program likely are subject to
Continue Reading Beware: HIPAA Applies to the Health Plans You Never Knew You Had (Part 1: Employee Assistance Programs)

Guest Blogger: Violetta Abinaked, Summer Associate (originally posted by Mark McCreary’s on Privacy Compliance & Data Security)

With data breaches being the quickly trending “flavor of the month”
Continue Reading Even the Federal Government Can’t Hide: How a High-End Cyberattack Breached One of the Most “Protected” Systems

On February 7, 2013, our partner Keith McMurdy, Esq., posted an excellent entry on the Employee Benefits Blog of Fox Rothschild LLP that merits republishing for our readers as well. The post outlined some direct effects of the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule on employers and their health plans.
Continue Reading The New and Improved HIPAA/HITECH Rules: What Employers Need to Know

While the undertakings of a Medicare ACO and the terminology in the Data Use Agreement for protection of patient data may differ from those of covered entities, business associates and subcontractors and their BAAs under the HIPAA/HITECH regulations, they have many striking similarities and purposes.
Continue Reading HIPAA “Mega Rule”, Meet “Super BAA”: The CMS Data Use Agreement