Sarah Bimber provides regulatory and transactional advice to clients in the health care industry. She regularly advises clients on matters pertaining to compliance with HIPAA and other federal and state information privacy, security, and breach notification laws, as well as matters pertaining to use of electronic medical records, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, fraud and abuse laws, professional and facility licensing, and corporate practice.
In late January, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthcare & Public Health Sector Coordinating Council issued a new cybersecurity guidance document for healthcare businesses of all sizes. The guidance document, entitled “Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients,” available at https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/405d/Pages/hic-practices.aspx, provides concrete and practical guidance for addressing what the … Continue Reading
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced in a press release this week that Anthem, Inc. (Anthem), one of the nation’s largest health benefit companies, has agreed to pay $16 million and take substantial corrective action to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules. This settlement is the … Continue Reading