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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.
 

28 Mirick O'Connell Attorneys Named to 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

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Elizabeth Greene Receives American Heart Association 2020 Legacy Leadership Award

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Matt Fisher quoted in HuffPost article: COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Scams: 4 Signs that Call, Email or Text is a Fake

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5 Mirick O'Connell Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year"

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e-Alert: Federal Court in New York Strikes Down Parts of the Department of Labor's Regulations Interpreting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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PODCAST: Nick Anastasopoulos and Jim Croteau of Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. discuss How do Businesses Protect Themselves, their Employees and Clients as Businesses Start to Reopen?

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e-Alert: COVID-19: OSHA's Updated Guidance - Face Masks in the Workplace/ United States Supreme Court Issues Historic Decision Protecting LGBT Workers from Employment Discrimination

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e-Alert: A Trap for the Unwary: A Furlough May Compromise Your Non-Compete Agreement

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e-Alert: New PPP Flexibility Act Extends Forgiveness Period and Maturity Date Among other Benefits

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We Stand in Solidarity: A message to our clients and our community.

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Matt Fisher has been selected as an honoree for the 2020 Medigy HITMC Awards in the Individual - Health IT Advocate of the Year category

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PODCAST: Brian Casaceli is joined by Stephen Graham of CEA to discuss reopening your business or building operations while minimizing the risk of becoming a COVID-19 Hot Spot | Recorded 6.2.20

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e-Alert: Update on COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Enforcement by OSHA and the Massachusetts Attorney General

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Webinar: Reopening Massachusetts What Employers Need to Know About Phase 1: Start

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PODCAST: Bob Kilroy discusses issues employers may face upon re-entry into the workplace during the COVID-19 Pandemic | Recorded 5.15.20

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E-Alert: Considerations for Employers Resuming On-Site Operations During COVID-19

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e-Alert: Treasury Department issues New Guidance on "Necessity" Certification for PPP Loan Recipients

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PODCAST: Jonathan Sigel discusses re-entry into the workplace after the COVID-19 pandemic

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PODCAST: Rich Van Nostrand discusses Diversity & Inclusion

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PODCAST: Mike Refolo discusses Navigating your Business During COVID-19

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e-Alert: Employee Benefits Tax Relief under the CARES Act

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PODCAST: Nick Anastasopoulos discusses employer-union relations during COVID-19

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WEBINAR: Latest DOL Guidance regarding Families First Act

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PODCAST: Matt Fisher discusses COVID-19 Impact on Healthcare Industry

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PODCAST: Amanda Baer talks about the Emergency Sick Leave Act (3.25.20)

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e-Alert: Long-term Care and Estate Planning/ Coronavirus Impact on the Workplace/ Construction Industry

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Refresher on HIPAA Compliance

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Mirick O'Connell recognized as "Best Law Firm" for business by Worcester Business Journal

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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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Matt Fisher Quoted in HealthData Answers, "Industry Reacts to New Proposed Rules"

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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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The Coronavirus and Its Impact on the Workplace

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POSTPONED: Employment Law Conference 2020

04/16/2020[ read full story ]

Employment Conference 2020

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

05/12/2018[ read full story ]

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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National or Local: How Should Privacy be Determined

The debate around privacy that had been forefront of mind for many prior to COVID-19 disrupting everything has not gone away. Instead, privacy has been simmering in the background, every so often be thrust into the spotlight during the course …

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Protect the House: Focus on Security on All Fronts

Not a day can go by without the importance of security being underscored as the means by which privacy can be maintained. Data breaches continue to be disclosed daily, if not more frequently, HIPAA settlements are coming fast and furious …

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Head In the Sand Leads to HIPAA Fine

Continuing a hot streak in the fall of 2020, the Office for Civil Rights announced another HIPAA settlement with a business associate on September 23, 2020. The $2,300,000 fine was imposed on a business associate following a months long cyberattack …

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Deny Patient Access at Own Risk

The Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) continues its recent attention to enforcing an individual’s right of access under HIPAA. The latest step is the concurrent announcement of five settlements with various entities for alleged failures to provide records upon request. …

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Data Access Rights: Following HIPAA Correctly

How and when can data be shared in a manner that is compliant with HIPAA? The answer to those questions is a lot broader and more frequently than many might expect. However, the expectation of limited sharing is exactly the …

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Security Risk Hiding in Plain Sight

Security risks can lurk behind every corner, but some places can feel more hidden than others, even if that is not the case. One area perceived as hidden is the source code underpinning various digital health or other software based …

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Withholding Information: Patient Privacy and Security Concerns

Anecdotally, issues have existed for a long time in healthcare when in terms of knowing whether patients are telling physicians all of the information needed to effectively provide care. From some stories, reasons for a lack of sharing can range …

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Why Now?: Question Surrounding FQHC HIPAA Fine

Why now? That is a question that Metropolitan Community Health Services, which operates as Agape Health Services (“Agape”) must be asking at this point in time. Agape is a federally qualified health center that just entered into a HIPAA related …

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HIPAA and COVID-19 Responses

Responses to and really reopening plans as part of the effort to address COVID-19 have raised a number of privacy concerns. When privacy and healthcare come up together, the discussion inevitably turns to HIPAA. Unfortunately, the discussions around HIPAA, as …

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Balancing on an Edge: State of Primary Care

What is the state of primary care physician practices as a result of COVID-19? The answer is at best not clear, but very likely in a bad place. Primary care faced significant stress even before the pandemic, but months of …

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