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Michigan HIPAA Compliance Lawyer

Technology has allowed medical providers to improve care by accessing, analyzing and sharing patient records in a timely fashion. Unfortunately, those same technologies have made sensitive health information and personal data more vulnerable. Healthcare providers have a high duty to protect patient information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinic Health Act of 2009 (HITECH Act) and related state authorities.

The law firm of Ottenwess, Taweel & Schenk, PLC, advises individuals and entities doing business in the healthcare field, including providers ("covered entities") and "business associates," on health information privacy, security and breach notification issues, and to develop effective HIPAA compliance plans and policies. We also defend clients in HIPAA compliance audits before the federal Office for Civil Rights. Our healthcare law attorneys counsel providers in the Detroit area, in the State of Michigan and nationwide. Our clients include physicians, medical groups, clinics, surgery centers, small hospitals, behavioral health entities, emergency medical services companies, home health agencies and regional healthcare systems.

HIPAA Compliance Programs And Training

HIPAA and HITECH are complex laws further complicated by the need to share health information with other providers, health plans and healthcare clearinghouses. Our lawyers can step in to critically evaluate HIPAA and HITECH compliance on behalf of both covered entities and business associates. We can also assist with the client's particular needs when the Office for Civil Rights initiates compliance audits or when confidential information has been compromised.

We provide expert assistance with all facets of HIPAA and HITECH:

  • Compliance plans and reporting
  • Implementing HIPAA policies, management and workforce training
  • Drafting of HIPAA patient consent forms
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating business associate agreements
  • Breach assessment and notification
  • Corrective action plans to report a breach of health information
  • Healthcare fraud investigations relating to HIPAA and HITECH
  • Guidance regarding the use, disclosure, exchange, retention and destruction of health information

Protecting Health Information And Health Services

From individual doctors and small professional practices to major hospital systems, we understand that HIPAA compliance is vitally important for your patients and for your organization. We help providers and entities doing business in the healthcare field to put a plan in place for securing medical data without undue burdens on provision of care or administering the business.

Contact us today to arrange a consultation with one of our Michigan HIPAA compliance attorneys.

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