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.

Data Protection Remains Shaky

Data remains exposed in significant numbers in the healthcare industry. The monthly Protenus Breach Barometer shows that the trend of at least one breach per day in a month is continuing. To be specific, Protenus and Databreaches.net showed 37 breaches being disclosed … Continue reading

Posted in Compliance, Health IT, HIPAA, Regulations | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Value Based Care a Tortoise or a Hare?

Recently, my son has been listening to an adaptation of the classic story the tortoise and the hare. For those who may not remember the story, or have not listened to/read it recently, it is the parable for slow and … Continue reading

Posted in EHR, Health IT, Healthcare, Healthcare Reform | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Communication Breakdown: Fax Failure

Healthcare entities have received another warning from the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) concerning yet another aspect of HIPAA compliance. OCR’s settlement with St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center (“St. Luke’s”) focuses on controlling when and how PHI is released. St.Luke’s disclosure of … Continue reading

Posted in Compliance, Health IT, HIPAA, Regulations | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment