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…

HIPAA and COVID-19: Patchwork Protocols and Protecting Privacy

June 12, 2020 | By By Bryan Meek, Esq., Brennan, Manna, and Diamond As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, many industries have been forced to adapt to unprecedented challenges while remaining cognizant of everchanging guidance from public health officials and government agencies. Notably, the healthcare industry has been confronted with countless practical…

Interoperability Rules – New Requirements, New Challenges, New Opportunities for Practices

  April 24, 2020 | By Stanley Nachimson, Nachimson Advisors After a lengthy period of comments and discussions with industry leaders and vendors, the final Interoperability Rules for EHRs and health plans were released by HHS. These rules contain a myriad of technical and policy requirements for the electronic exchange of standardized data among providers…