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Aug 26, 2011

HIPAA audits set to begin

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.

May 23, 2011

HIPAA: In the Matter of Miguel M.

New York State Court of Appeals HIPAA Privacy Rule In the Matter of Miguel M. No. 76 Judge Smith Background: The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene applied for an order requiring assisted outpatient treatment for the appellant alleging that the appellant was suffering from a mental illness.   The requested order also […]

Jul 15, 2010

Contracts galore for lawyers under new HIPAA

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.

Jun 23, 2010

HIPAA clarification expected soon

A proposed rule that will clarify HIPAA privacy and security changes is expected within the next few weeks, and could be announced as early as this Friday.

Feb 17, 2010

New HIPAA rule to be enforced next week

New rules covering HIPAA-covered entities — and carrying heightened penalties for failure to comply — will begin to be enforced on Feb. 22.

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