HIPAA, Privacy & Security

Overview

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The Wagner Law Group provides a variety of services and tools to assist in compliance with the privacy, security and breach notification regulations promulgated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).

Members of the firm's HIPAA, Privacy and Security practice group have experiencessisting clients on matters including:

  • HIPAA privacy and security policy assessment and development
  • Workforce and management training
  • Privacy and security audits
  • Risk assessments
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating business associate agreements
  • Privacy notice compliance
  • Breach assessment and notification
  • Corrective actions
  • OCR and Attorney General investigation response
  • General advice regarding the use, disclosure, exchange, retention and destruction of protected health information

Wagner Law Group attorneys have advised varied types of covered entities, including:

  • Health systems
  • Hospitals
  • Health insurers
  • Hospital associations
  • Physician practices
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Pharmacies
  • Health plans
  • Business associates

The Wagner Law Group has developed various HIPAA compliance tools to guide covered entities and business associates in their HIPAA compliance efforts, including privacy and security risk assessment, policies, procedures, and individual rights compliance tools, as well as HIPAA audit tools. The Wagner Law Group attorneys regularly publish and speak nationally on matters relating to HIPAA and HITECH compliance for varied types of covered entities.