Healthcare entities are being faced with a growing number of challenges related to the virus SARS-CoV-2, or the disease caused by that virus, COVID-19. One of those challenges is the issue of how to apply the Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and when to share names or other identifying
Getting with the (Wellness) Program: EEOC Proposes New ADA Regulations for Wellness Programs
This post was written by Ogletree Deakins attorneys, Jeanne E. Floyd (Of Counsel, Richmond Office), and Ruth Anne Collins Michels (Shareholder, Atlanta Office), and was published originally on the firm’s website on April 21, 2015.
For some time, employers have faced uncertainty about the status of their wellness programs under the Americans with Disabilities Act…
Once more into the (data privacy) breach. . . .!
This post is excerpted from an article Honored in the Breach: Employer Action Items for an Insurer Data Breach, written by Timothy G. Verrall (Houston), Stephen A. Riga (Indianapolis), and Danielle Vanderzanden (Boston), which appeared on Ogletree Deakins Blog.
On February 5, 2015, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, one of the largest…
Ebola outbreak prompts HHS Bulletin on application of HIPAA during emergencies.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes nation-wide standards “to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health…