In today’s heavily regulated health care arena, health care providers face extraordinary challenges complying with the ever-changing laws and regulations governing the privacy and security of patients’ protected health information. The attorneys in our Health Care Group understand these challenges and work with clients to develop and adopt procedures that meet the required standards under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other legal mandates.
Johnson Pope lawyers have decades of collective experience representing physician practices, hospices, home health agencies, pharmacies, long-term care facilities and other health care businesses in matters related to the privacy and security of this sensitive information. We carefully evaluate our clients’ obligations and work with them to implement HIPAA compliance programs that are both systematic and cost-effective.
Proactive Approach to HIPAA Compliance
Our Health Care Group focuses on helping clients understand and address the complex privacy, security, and breach notification requirements under HIPAA. We take a proactive approach to compliance matters, making certain that our clients are armed with the knowledge and tools they need to avoid unnecessary privacy and security risks and liabilities.
Unfortunately, even in the best-managed environments, some problems cannot be prevented. When a breach of protected health information does occur, our Health Care Group takes quick and decisive action to help our clients address the matter. The breach notification rules under HIPAA are complex, and we work with our clients to make sure that all required notices are provided in accordance with the law and applicable deadlines.
Security, Privacy and Breach Notification Developments
Cognizant that the rules and regulations impacting our health care clients are constantly changing, the attorneys in our Health Care Group regularly monitor and assess important legal developments. We share this information with our clients so they can adjust their operations to meet new security, privacy and breach notification requirements.