All entities covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act must get ready – audits of privacy and security compliance under the Act have officially begun.Read More »
The Department of Health and Human Services has contracted with two different parties to conduct audits of entities covered by the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Citing radon as a leading cause of non-smoking-related lung cancer, which leads to about 21,000 deaths each year, more than a half dozen federal agencies have joined in an effort to reduce exposure to the radioactive element.Read More »
Buried in the White House’s federal budget plan is a proposal to encourage states to reform their medical malpractice laws.
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Lawyers can expect to be busy in the coming year reviewing and revising contracts of health care entities and related businesses in light of new proposed HIPAA rules. The rules spell out the new HIPAA obligations that Congress included in ...Read More »
An interim final rule clarifying the grandfathering provisions for employers under the health care reform law contains surprises that raise the stakes on advising companies about their health plans.Read More »