Compliance Tidbit: How Covered Providers May Contact Patients with COVID About Population-Based Activities

  August 7, 2020 | By By Rachel Rose, JD, MBA The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, Pub. L. 104-191 (Aug. 1996) (“HIPAA”) is often times misapplied. Take the COVID-19 pandemic for example. Despite the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) and the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) reiterating the exceptions present…

The Peril of Policies

  August 28, 2020 | By David Glaser, JD For the compliance-oriented, there is something rewarding about developing policies. It feels like an accomplishment, demonstrable proof of a desire to do the right thing. But speaking as a lawyer, I am convinced that most policies hurt, rather than help, the organization that adopts them. There…