Let’s face it, there has not been much positive news lately surrounding the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”). However, the Office For Civil Rights (“OCR”), the agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) that enforces the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) Privacy and Security Rules, announced several recent measures to allow health care providers avoid certain HIPAA penalties and sanctions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are several measures OCR/HHS has taken to lessen the regulatory burden of HIPAA for health care providers amidst COVID-19.
To read this full blog post by Duane Morris partner Neville Bilimoria, please visit the Duane Morris Health Law Blog.
This podcast is the first in a series that will focus on legal issues critical to responding to and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic for healthcare facilities. In the podcast, Delphine O’Rourke, Partner at Duane Morris LLP, and Michelle Johnson Tidjani, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Henry Ford Health System, talk about how hospitals can secure their supply chains in these uncertain times. In addition, O’Rourke and Tidjani discuss contract management issues and give practical pointers on establishing an incident command center to ensure clinical and business issues are addressed.
To listen to the podcast, please visit the AHLA Podcasts website.