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BEWARE OF THAT LEASED PHOTOCOPIER: THE PHI YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU HAD

You might be rejoicing at the thought of returning your old worn down leased photocopier and replacing it with the latest state of the art improvement in photocopier technology. But, little did you know that your old photocopier could inadvertently subject your organization to violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA"), which may result in substantial financial penalties.

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WellPoint, Inc. Pays $1.7 Million for HIPAA Breach Arising When It Upgraded Its Information Systems

WellPoint, Inc. ("WellPoint"), a health benefits company, recently entered into a Resolution Agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), in which WellPoint agreed to pay HHS $1.7 million to settle alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") Privacy and Security Rules. In J...

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WHITE HOUSE DELAYS AFFORDABLE CARE ACT’S EMPLOYER MANDATE UNTIL 2015

The White House has decided to delay implementation of the Employer Mandate provision, a key component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) until 2015. The Employer Mandate provision, which was slated to become effective January 1, 2014, requires employers with 50 or more employees to offer coverage to employees...

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New HIPAA and Business Associate Agreement Compliance Requirements Effective 2013 March 19, 2013

The United States Department of Health and Human Services recently issued significant changes to the HIPAA regulations. All entities and persons that are subject to the requirements of HIPAA must comply with the new regulations by September 23, 2013. These changes address a wide range of issues, including the following: Business Associates, Busine...

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Lawrence Tabas Discusses Health Insurance Exchanges and the New Federal Health Care Law

Obermayer’s Health Care Department Chair, Lawrence Tabas authored the article, “Health Insurance Exchanges and the New Federal Health Care Law” published in the monthly issue of the Pennsylvania Republican.  In the article, Lawrence explains what is a Health Insurance Exchange and why many states, including Pennsylvania and ...

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Health Care Reform Begets Wellness Initiatives

Amid all of the discussion regarding health reform and the uncertainty of its fate pending the outcome of the upcoming presidential election, companies are revisiting the benefits of wellness programs. Until recently, many companies had taken a stolid view of wellness programs, in some instances dismissing such programs as a waste of resources. On ...

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Lawrence J. Tabas Appointed Chair of PA Continuing Legal Education Board

PHILADELPHIA–August 4, 2011–Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that on August 2, 2011, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announced the appointment of senior partner Lawrence J. Tabas, to the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board. Tabas is a partner in Obermayer’s, Creditor’s Rights, Bankruptcy...

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Who Cares About Health Care? The Newly Created Role of the Patient Care Ombudsman

Who Cares About Health Care? The Newly Created Role of the Patient Care Ombudsman by D. Alexander Barnes was published March 3, 2007 in the Bankruptcy Supplement of the Pennsylvania Law Weekly and the Legal Intelligencer.  To read the article click on the title below. Who Cares About Health Care? The Newly Created Role of the Patient Care Omb...

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Challenges for the Foreign Physician

This article was published in the Physician’s News Digest in June 2005. To read the article click on the article title below. http://www.obermayer.com/files/ph1-647387-v1-challenges_for_the_foreign_physician_(w_k__crawford)_pnd__june_2005.pdf

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Let the Leaders Lead

Guidelines to Keep Your Practice on Track Published in the June 2005 issue of the Physician's Practice. To read the article from the Physician's Practice website click here .    

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