Section Newsletter Articles on HIPAA
The HIPAA HITECH headache
, March 2013
On January 25, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a Final Rule modifying the HIPAA.
The HIPAA hurdle trips up attorneys
Corporate Law Departments
, June 2010
Newly signed federal legislation requires that more entities than ever before deal with HIPAA issues during litigation.
The higher HIPAA hurdle
, March 2007
In April 2001, the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (the “Privacy Rule”) issued under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) became effective.
Hopping the HIPAA hurdle: Proving trademark use in the healthcare industry
, December 2005
How will an attorney, representing an entity covered by HIPAA, prove use of its trademark without violating the privacy standards in HIPAA? Trademark professionals must now address how HIPAA regulations have affected trademark litigation, methods for overcoming the effect of HIPAA, methods of redaction needed to comply with HIPAA, and methods to avoid the obstacles of HIPAA.
The effect of HIPAA on discovery in divorce cases
, July 2005
The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) was enacted in 1996. The purpose of the Act was, in part, to protect individuals against the improper disclosure of their health care information by physicians, hospitals, ambulance services, fire department protection districts, and others.
The effect of HIPAA on Powers of Attorneys
, January 2005
In recent years the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) has crept into our lives in places that were not immediately identifiable upon the law going into effect.
Restriction of litigants’ access to protected health information under HIPAA
Federal Civil Practice
, May 2004
Regulations issued by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") prohibit covered entities-health plans, health care clearinghouses and health care providers-from using or disclosing protected health information ("PHI") without the consent of the individual who is the subject of the information, unless such use or disclosure is specifically permitted by the regulations.
HIPAA privacy rules and discovery of medical records
General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm
, February 2004
The Health Insurance Portability & Accounting Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") and the regulations1 promulgated pursuant to the Act have been in effect since April 2003.