Monthly Archives: May 2014

Stark Law and Contract Drafting Perils

All of the recent posts about HIPAA and data privacy issues have left discussion of the Stark Law out of the rotation of blog topics.  This means I have not been writing about one of my favorite, although, convoluted topics. … Continue reading

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HIPAA: Risk Analysis vs. Risk Assessment

The following is a post originally written for and published by HITECH Answers. In discussions about HIPAA and risk determinations, the phrases “risk analysis” and “risk assessment” are occasionally used interchangeably. However, under HIPAA there is a difference between these … Continue reading

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Another HIPAA Breach, Another Lesson

On Wednesday, May 7th, the Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) for the Department of Health and Human Services announced another HIPAA settlement for a breach of patient information.  In this most recent settlement, New York and Presbyterian Hospital (“NYPH”) and … Continue reading

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