Perspectives on Health Privacy, Security & HIPAA
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Counsel Gayland Hethcoat authored an article for the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal discussing the California Data Exchange Framework (DxF), which aims to facilitate statewide exchange of health information between health care providers and other parties.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have distinct yet intersecting roles in regulating business practices involving individuals’ health information.
With the recent passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 254 and AB 1697, California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) will extend privacy protections to reproductive and sexual health information on mobile applications and internet websites.
Gayland Hethcoat will be presenting at the Virtual 40th National HIPAA Summit on March 7, 2023. He will be co-presenting with Christina Hud, an Assistant US Attorney from the US Attorney’s Office in New Jersey, on recent criminal enforcement of HIPAA.
FCC Provides Some Clarity On Healthcare Messages, Indirectly Confirms No Requirement To Use Free-To-The-End-User Texts
On January 23, 2023 the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau released a Declaratory Ruling addressing a request for clarification submitted by US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Most violations of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are addressed through administrative enforcement action.
OIG Reports Indicate the Government's Interest in Balancing Ongoing Telehealth Access With Increased Oversight
A pair of reports recently issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) highlight the important role telehealth services have played in ensuring access to medical services and care for Medicare beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The California Data Exchange Framework: New Requirements for Sharing Health Information Between Hospitals, Physicians, and Other Providers
The recently unveiled California Health and Human Services Data Exchange Framework (the Framework) creates a new regulatory and governance structure to promote the exchange of health information between health care providers in California.
Which Law Should Emergency Departments Follow? DOJ Sues Idaho Over Conflict Between EMTALA and State Abortion Restrictions
In a newly filed lawsuit against the State of Idaho, the federal government argues that Idaho’s “near-total ban on abortion,” scheduled to take effect on August 25, 2022, overreaches by prohibiting abortion even where federal law may require physicians to perform an emergency abortion.
Disclosing Patient Information in Responses to Online Reviews: Recent OCR Enforcement Action Is a Cautionary Tale
The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently imposed a $50,000 civil monetary penalty on a dental practice that disclosed patient-identifying information in response to a negative online review. The case is a reminder that healthcare providers risk liability for a HIPAA privacy violation.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights is requesting comments about HIPAA covered entities’ and business associates’ implementation of “recognized security practices” and payments to “harmed individuals” from funds the agency collects from its enforcement actions. Stakeholders have until June 6, 2022.
On February 22, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that vaccinated health care workers with documented recent infection will be allowed to defer booster shot by up to 90 days from infection.
The Federal government is warning that the threat of cybercrime, and especially ransomware, to US hospitals and healthcare providers has increased.
Health Care partner Thomas Jeffry was recently quoted in a Healthcare Risk Management article titled “COVID-19 Changes HIPAA Compliance, But Caution Necessary.”
Health Care Partner Anne Murphy was recently quoted by Bloomberg Law in an article titled “Hospitals Walk Legal Tightrope as Workers Speak Out on Virus.”
Rachel Hold-Weiss will present during the 2020 American Health Law Association’s (AHLA) Annual Meeting. Rachel’s presentation “Hindsight is 2020: A Look at Home Health and Hospice in the New Decade,” focuses on compliance and regulatory issues for home health and hospice providers.
Healthcare partner Stephanie Trunk has been selected by JD Supra to receive a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award in the healthcare category.
As the spread of COVID-19 accelerates across the United States, hospitals, health systems, and other providers face unique challenges. Arent Fox’s Health Care Group analyzes what you need to know about regulatory changes and guidance from the federal government.
A software developer of an electronic health records system utilizing AI is the recent target in a DOJ fraud investigation.
We are pleased to provide you with the updated, 2019 version of the Arent Fox Survey of Data Breach Notification Statutes. The Arent Fox 2019 Survey serves as a reminder to the health care industry that HIPAA is only one of many data breach notification requirements. Make sure your breach response p
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