Tag: The HITECH Act Compliance

HIPAA, HITECH & Beyond: Protecting Heathcare Data in our Cyber World

HIPAA, HITECH & Beyond: Protecting Heathcare Data in our Cyber World

This program will examine the most current issues, enforcement trends, and regulations relevant to healthcare data privacy experts who counsel hospitals, providers, and other healthcare facilities. In collaboration with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office; 6 NJ/NY CLE credits. Click here for more information or to register. Speakers Helen Oscislawski, Privacy Risk Assessments and Privacy Challenges Helen […]

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Beyond Innovation and Competition, Health IT Edition

Beyond Innovation and Competition, Health IT Edition

Last year I published a piece called “Beyond Innovation and Competition,” questioning the dominance of those values. Economists celebrate innovation and competition as the main source of future growth. Innovation has become the central focus of Internet law and policy. While leading commentators sharply divide on the best way to promote innovation, they routinely elevate […]

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The Normative Meets the Practical: Who Should Can Lead ACOs

The Normative Meets the Practical: Who <del>Should</del> Can Lead ACOs

One of the many $64,000 questions in the accountable care organization (ACO) debate has been who should lead these organizations.  In a policy adopted in November 2010, the American Medical Association (AMA) made clear its view that ACOs must be physician-led.  The American Hospital Association (AHA) refrained (at least in its public letter to CMS) […]

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CVS & HHS: Partners in Compromising Your Privacy

Filed in Health Law, Privacy by on June 28, 2010 0 Comments
CVS & HHS:  Partners in Compromising Your Privacy

On January 16, 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and CVS entered into a resolution agreement requiring CVS to pay a $2.25 million fine and implement a corrective action plan for “potential violations of the HIPAA [The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996] privacy rule.”  Why?  CVS had allegedly been […]

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HIPAA Administrative Simplification: Enforcement

Filed in Compliance, Health Law by on May 24, 2010 1 Comment
HIPAA Administrative Simplification: Enforcement

By Laura Sunyak In February of 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), and with it enacted the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act).  The HITECH Act contains regulations that significantly increase the penalty amounts the Secretary of the Department of Health […]

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