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HHS Releases Much-Anticipated Final HIPAA Rule

Posted in Healthcare Services Investing

On Jan. 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the much-anticipated omnibus final rule pursuant to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA).  Our colleagues Kim Kannensohn, Nathan Kottkamp and Amanda Enyeart have particularly deep experience with HIPAA… Continue Reading

Massachusetts Eye HIPAA Violations Settlement Highlights Ongoing Needs for Compliance Diligence for Providers and Investors

Posted in Healthcare Services Investing

Just eighteen months after thefirst major HIPAA enforcement actions by the U.S. DHHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the OCR announced that Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates, Inc. (MEEI) had agreed to pay HHS $1.5 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996… Continue Reading

As HIPAA Enforcement Efforts Increase, How Should Investors in Healthcare & Medical Device Companies View Risks Associated with HIPAA Compliance?

Posted in Healthcare Services Investing, Life Sciences Investing

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) includes two main components that are administered by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR):  the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information (Protected Health Information, or PHI) and the HIPAA Security Rule, which sets national standards for the security of… Continue Reading