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.
Law360 | August 25, 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.
Law360 | January 17, 2017
This article recaps HIPAA stats and highlights from the past year. Chicago health care partner Valerie Montague is quoted throughout discussing privacy breaches and how health care organizations react.
Law360 | April 29, 2016
Chicago health care partner Valerie Breslin Montague is included in this piece that looks at how attorneys are dealing with increasing Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) penalties and audits.
Health Data Management | March 22, 2016
Albany health care partner Laurie Cohen and Chicago health care partner Valerie Breslin Montague are quoted throughout this feature article discussing the HHS Office for Civil Rights’ increased efforts sanctioning healthcare covered entities with corrective action plans and financial fines for major violations of the HIPAA privacy and security rules.
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HIPAA Law Alert | 12.14.18
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