Author Archives: Matt Fisher

About Matt Fisher

Matt is the chair of Mirick O'Connell's Health Law Group and a partner in the firm's Business Group. Matt focuses his practice on health law and all areas of corporate transactions. Matt's health law practice includes advising clients with regulatory, fraud, abuse, and compliance issues. With regard to regulatory matters, Matt advises clients to ensure that contracts, agreements and other business arrangements meet both federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements. Matt's regulatory advice focuses on complying with requirements of the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, fraud and abuse regulations, licensing requirements and HIPAA. Matt also advises clients on compliance policies to develop appropriate monitoring and oversight of operations.

When Patients Meet HIPAA: Addressing Common HIPAA Access Questions In Real Life

When individuals seek access to medical records or information, the process can often prove frustrating and labyrinthine. The long and convoluted process can arise from an unintentional misunderstanding of HIPAA (or state law) requirements, or an absence of knowledge. Concerns … Continue reading

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Access or Privacy: False Juxtaposition

As the healthcare industry awaits a final rule on information blocking and enabling easier access to data by individuals, divisions are becoming more apparent between patients and individuals on the one hand and some portions of the healthcare industry on … Continue reading

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Refresher on HIPAA Compliance

The start of a new year represents new opportunities to refocus on HIPAA compliance efforts. Ransomware and phishing attacks seem to be drawing the majority of recent headlines, but a couple of human-based incidents have also come out recently. The … Continue reading

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