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Health care providers are quickly transitioning into the digital age.  Effective security measures, however, have been slow to follow.  Hackers are increasingly capitalizing on this gap by targeting health care data.  This puts health care providers and their patients at risk. Read More ›

On Monday, December 8th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Civil Rights (OCR), issued a bulletin about its $150,000 settlement with Anchorage Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS), relating to potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule.  OCR’s bulletin is available here.  The settlement agreement is available here. Read More ›

Spinedex Decision Addresses Payor-Provider Dispute Issues

On November 5, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in Spinedex Physical Therapy USA Incorporated v. United Healthcare of Arizona, Inc., 2014 WL 5651325 (Nov. 5, 2014).  The decision clarifies a number of important issues relating to payor-provider disputes over health benefit plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).  Read More ›

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