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Mary J. Mullany

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HIPAA Security Rule Update Related to COVID-19

Posted in COVID-19, HIPAA
Telehealth Remote Communication Technology On March 17, 2020, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will suspend enforcement activities and waive penalties related to certain HIPAA Security Rule provisions “during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency.” Specifically, OCR will waive penalties for using “everyday communications technologies” in [&hellip… Continue Reading »

CMS Releases Final Rule on Physician Payment Disclosures

Posted in Providers, Sunshine Act
Public disclosure of payments from pharmaceutical, medical device, biologic, and medical supply manufacturers to physicians and hospitals will begin under a final rule on the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act) published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) will need to begin collecting data on and [&hellip… Continue Reading »