Health Law - Regulatory and Compliance

Our regulatory and compliance attorneys aid clients of all types, whether hospitals, physician groups, individual clinicians or digital health companies, in navigating the complex regulatory field of the healthcare industry.  We guide clients through the regulatory maze governing the healthcare industry, including HIPAA, the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute.  Our attorneys assist clients facing any type of investigation, licensure issues, privacy and security breaches, development or maintenance of compliance programs, governance issues unique to healthcare entities, and many other similar issues that arise in the healthcare field.

Inquiries about our Regulatory and Compliance services may be directed to Matthew R. Fisher at mfisher@mirickoconnell.com.

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A Phishing Epidemic: Constant Stream of Reports

Since at least the beginning of the summer, it seems as though no day can go by without another phishing incident being reported by a healthcare entity. The reports are almost always the same too. After some period of time …

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Time to Improve Awareness

Doing the right thing or merely demonstrating compliance with requirements is hard to do when knowledge of expected or necessary requirements is missing or not sufficient. In such a situation, it becomes harder to fault individuals for the resulting missteps …

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Unnecessary Stress: HIPAA and Litigation Requests

While many areas of HIPAA compliance result in confusion and misinterpretation, responding to document requests from parties in litigation is one that has been presenting itself frequently. The classic scenario is Party A and Party B are in a lawsuit …

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Data Use: Who Should Control?

Questions around the state of privacy for healthcare and other information are being left unanswered in many regards. Many services and tools fall outside the “traditional” healthcare realm, which means HIPAA and state-level legal protections focused on the healthcare industry …

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Steps on the Path: Impact of Price Transparency

Healthcare prices vary significantly from one organization to the next for the same services and patients are highly unlikely to know what those prices will be. The issue is a topic of frequent debate and concern for all within healthcare. …

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Preparing for the Worst, or the New Inevitable

With the number of cyberttacks focusing on healthcare for purposes ranging from destruction of data to impersonating a physician or other clinician to just taking data, it is truer than ever that a successful attack is only a matter of …

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Communication Tension or Breakdown

A scenario growing in frequency for physician practices and other healthcare organizations is the desire for patients to communicate with clinicians using the same tools as in everyday life. That desire translates to a preference for text messaging, WhatsApp, Facebook …

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Know Your Risks: HIPAA Basics

The HHS Office for Civil Rights announced another monetary penalty and settlement for the failure of an entity to fully or competently comply with HIPAA requirements. More particularly, the entity in question offers yet another example of the absence of …

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Ignore HIPAA At Your Own Peril

After a lull in enforcement actions concerning HIPAA, the Office for Civil Rights re-entered the fray with a $3,000,000 bang. The settlement announced on May 6, 2019, imposes a significant fine after widespread non-compliance was found by OCR. As with …

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Chasing Money can Create Blind Spots

Money is the driving force behind many concerns and decisions in healthcare. Physician practices, hospitals and others need money to invest in capital needs or simply to keep the doors open. Digital health companies see a market ripe for disruption …

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