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Mirick O’Connell’s Health Law Group understands the complex needs, challenges and opportunities that the healthcare industry faces.  Our health law attorneys represent hospitals, academic medical centers, licensed clinics, large and small physician practices, individual physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, podiatrists, dentists, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes, home healthcare providers, and digital health companies in connection with all aspects of operations and practice.

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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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Elizabeth Greene quoted in Health Risk Management article, "Criminal Charges Can Creep Up on Clinicians, Administrators"

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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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