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Mirick O’Connell’s Health Law Group understands the complex needs, challenges and regulations facing the healthcare industry.  Our Group represents hospitals, academic health centers, licensed clinics, large and small physician practices, individual physicians, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes, home healthcare providers, and medical device manufacturers.

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From public policies and Federal initiatives to privacy and security, Matt Fisher and his guests discuss a smorgasbord of topics, giving hospitals, physicians, vendors and patients a seat at the table.
 

Matt Fisher Quoted in Fierce Healthcare article, "Privacy experts skeptical of Facebook's moves to protect sensitive health information"

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Matt FIsher Quoted in Fierce Healthcare article, "HHS moves to reduce HIPAA fines, lowering the cap more than $1M for some violations"

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Million Dollar Fine: Hospitals pay to settle privacy cases for letting TV film crew in

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3 Boston Hospitals Reach $1M Settlement Over Patient Privacy

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HealthTech Magazine Recognizes The Pulse: Mirick O'Connell's Health Law Blog

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Matt Fisher quoted in Physicians Practice, "4 ways to reduce the risk of a suit"

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Matt Fisher quoted in Physicians Practice "5 Guaranteed Ways to Get Sued"

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Mirick O'Connell Ranked Largest Law Firm in Central MA

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Matt Fisher quoted in Part B News, "Cryptojacking a new threat to your patients' PHI; treat incidents seriously"

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Matt Fisher quoted in Part B News, "Lost a provider's prescription pad? Respond by the book and prove it"

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Matt Fisher quoted in Becker's Hospital Finance Review, "What the Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire partnership means for healthcare: 35 executives respond"

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Matt Fisher quoted in Medcity News, "Allscripts ransomware attack leads to class action lawsuit by medical practice: Is this the new normal? (Updated)"

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Matt Fisher quoted in Healthcare Dive, "Could narrow networks be the next big cost cutter?"

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Mirick O'Connell Voted Best Law Firm For Business

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Matt Fisher quoted in Fierce Healthcare, "HHS updates substance abuse confidentiality regulations, hints at future HIPAA alignment"

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Matt Fisher quoted in Part B News, "PBN's 2017 predictions: Right on QPP, CCM, fraud — and almost everything else"

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Matthew Fisher was listed as one of the "12 Healthcare IT Law Attorneys You Should Know" according to HealthData Management

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Mirick O'Connell Voted Best Law Firm

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Mirick O'Connell Featured in Worcester Telegram

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Worcester Chamber Salutes Mirick O'Connell on 100 Years of Excellence

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Mirick O'Connell Celebrates 100th Anniversary!

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Matt Fisher to Moderate HL7 Standards TweetChat

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Elizabeth Greene to Receive Heart of Gold Award

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Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Seminar

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Mirick O'Connell Participates in AHA's Central MA Heart Walk

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Mirick O'Connell Sponsors Central MA Heart & Stroke Ball

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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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Tick Tock: When Is a Data Breach Notice Needed?

Notice of a new data breach is posted at least once a day. A frequent feature of many notices is the disclosure that the conduct giving rise to the breach happened months earlier, with the delay sometimes going into years …

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An Altogether True Reflection

A new twitter account called @EPICEMRparody is garnering a lot of attention for its comments about the burdens placed upon physicians and other clinicians connected to the use of electronic medical records. The account not only skewers the frustrating tedious …

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Business Associate Agreement Hot Points

If an organization is involved in healthcare, whether as a provider, facility, consultant, vendor or in almost any other capacity, it is highly likely that HIPAA applies to internal operations and relationships with other parties. As should be well known, …

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Put People Into Focus: HIMSS19 Theme

People as individuals and human beings are regaining an appropriate central focus in healthcare. The shift in thinking of putting relationships back to the front and center was especially evident during the annual mass gathering of the healthcare information technology …

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When is Enough, Enough?

An easy to overlook aspect of the HIPAA Privacy Rule is the requirement that all uses and disclosures be of the “minimum necessary” amount of protected health information. That means the least amount of information needed for the intended purpose …

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What’s the Goal: HIPAA Enforcement

Compliance with HIPAA and the attendant privacy and security requirements is a frequent topic of discussion. Discussions around compliance are driven by the daily reporting of breaches and the probably more than daily issues faced by patients, clinicians and others …

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HIPAA Musings: Random Thoughts on Privacy and Security

With the holidays quickly receding, there was some time for reflection. When given that time (and honestly spurred to some degree by the HIPAA request for information), different issues about HIPAA wandered through my mind. With so many issues to …

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HIPAA: Open Season for Comments

The Office for Civil Rights is now seeking comments on whether certain aspects of the HIPAA privacy and security rules should be modified. The Request for Information is purely a solicitation of comments and ideas from the public on whether …

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