HIPAA and state laws present the health care industry with stringent standards for patient privacy, data security, transactions and code sets. Compliance can require rethinking old procedures and systems and training employees to work and think differently. We help our clients rise to the challenge efficiently and affordably—whether they’re health care providers or entities that come into contact with protected health information.
We draw on extensive industry and regulatory know how to evaluate your current risk and find resource-sensitive compliance solutions. We also work with our clients to structure their transactions strategically, build compliant business associate programs that protect their interests and manage their litigation risk. And in the event of theft or loss of sensitive information, we’ll help you respond quickly and efficiently, take needed steps to avoid future incidents and guide you through any ensuing litigation or government investigation.
Washington Business Journal | March 20, 2020
Washington, DC, Health Care counsel Sarah Swank talks about how a new waiver that expanded the list of video conference apps and platforms permitted under HIPAA for telemedicine could be a game-changer for the industry.
Modern Healthcare | March 12, 2020
Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Breslin Montague talks about how hospitals can remain in compliance with HIPAA while executing an effective crisis communications plan related to the coronavirus outbreak.
Rochester Business Journal | January 25, 2019
Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk wrote this contributed column analyzing a lawsuit filed against Facebook in Washington, DC, alleging violations of state-level consumer protection laws by the social media company. This article incorporates perspective from an alert written by Washington Complex Commercial Disputes associate Brian Donnelly, Rochester Corporate associate Jenny Holmes, and Los Angeles Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Karina Puttieva.
Buffalo Law Journal | July 09, 2018
Albany Health Care partner Laurie Cohen is quoted in this article discussing how state and federal guidance are encouraging patients to be more engaged with their health records, and outlining instances in which minors can withhold health information from their parents.
Law360 | August 24, 2017
Chicago health care partner Valerie Montague is quoted in this article about how Aetna Inc.’s mailed letters to policy holders regarding prescriptions for HIV drugs violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Data Privacy | 05.08.20
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Health Care Alert | 03.18.20
Benefits Law Alert | 03.12.20
Health Care Alert | 03.11.20
Data Privacy | 03.10.20
Health Care Alert | 02.24.20
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