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Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

HIPAA Breach Notifications – A Question of Timing

January 4, 2024

Via: LexBlog

You are the HIPAA privacy official of a hospital or health plan (a covered entity under HIPAA). You receive an email from a vendor that handles protected health information (a business associate), informing you that one month ago an unauthorized […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

HHS-OCR Explains How HIPAA Security Rule Requirements Protect Against Cyberattacks

November 9, 2023

Via: National Law Review

On Oct. 30, in honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a video regarding how the HIPAA Security Rule can help protect healthcare entities against cyberattacks. […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

HHS Proposes Amendments to HIPAA that Protect Reproductive Health Care Information in Wake of Dobbs

June 13, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Introduction Following the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v. Wade, the federal government, pursuant to President Biden’s Executive Order (the EO) took several steps to protect reproductive health privacy, some of which we […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

HHS Proposes Purpose Limitation on Disclosures of PHI Related to Reproductive Health

May 8, 2023

Via: LexBlog

On April 12, 2023, the Biden administration announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the agency responsible for enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

CFPB issues report on consumer complaints involving medical debt; Biden Administration announces actions relating to medical debt

April 28, 2022

Via: LexBlog

Just a little more than a month after issuing a report taking aim at medical debt collections, the CFPB has issued a new report on “Medical billing and collection issues described in consumer complaints.” The report analyzes debt collection and […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds the CMS COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

January 14, 2022

Via: LexBlog

On January 13, 2022, the United State Supreme Court upheld the Department of Health and Humans Services (“HHS”) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) COVID-19 vaccine mandate for staff working at Medicare-participating health care facilities. HHS/CMS had issued an […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

EEOC Clarifies When COVID-19 May Be an ADA-Covered Disability

December 16, 2021

Via: SHRM

An employee’s or job applicant’s COVID-19-related impairment may qualify as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) even if the worker’s initial COVID-19 illness was not covered, according to updated guidance from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

HHS Blocked from Rolling Back Health Care Protections for Transgender Workers

August 18, 2020

Via: SHRM

A federal judge in New York temporarily blocked a regulation that would have removed certain health care protections for transgender individuals. The regulation was scheduled to take effect on Aug. 18. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

US appeals court reverses $479M award to states in Affordable Care Act refund suit

August 3, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a decision that would have required the federal government to return more than $479 million to six states that argued that the federal government had illegally collected a fee from them […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Federal judge strikes down Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements

March 6, 2020

Via: Jurist

A federal district court judge issued an order Wednesday vacating the controversial “work and community engagement” requirements for Medicaid recipients in Michigan. Starting in June, the program would have removed tens of thousands of Michigan residents from the Medicaid rolls […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Federal appeals court rules Title X ‘gag’ regulations can be enforced

February 24, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that the Trump administration can enforce regulations prohibiting Title X receipts from referring patients to abortion providers. The opinion removed three states’ preliminary injunctions against the rules and rejected […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Federal appeals court refuses to block Title X ‘gag rule’

July 12, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday denied emergency motions against its previous decision refusing to block the Title X “gag rule.” Title X funded clinics generally serve low-income men and women, offering contraception and a […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Federal judge blocks HHS rule requiring drugmakers to disclose prices in TV ads

July 9, 2019

Via: ABA Journal

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has vacated an agency rule that required drugmakers to disclose the list price of prescriptions in TV advertising. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta ruled Monday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

HHS proposes rules to increase interoperability of electronic health information

February 13, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Monday proposed new rules to improve the interoperability of electronic health information. The rules, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National […]


Know Your Rights

Federal judge rules against family planning organizations in funding lawsuit

July 17, 2018

Via: Jurist

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Monday that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was not required to engage in a formal notice-and-comment rule making procedure before shifting the criterion for […]