HIPAA Compliance

Our attorneys offer a full range of services to assist our clients in complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), as well as comparable medical privacy and security laws in North and South Carolina. We provide general HIPAA counseling, including risk management and litigation strategies; and advise clients, including both covered entities and business associates, on organizational approaches to comply with HIPAA’s privacy, security and electronic data interchange rules.  We have advised numerous clients on structuring new business models and transactional relationships to comply with HIPAA, HIPAA-related due diligence in connection with corporate transactions, and developing HIPAA compliance programs and strategies.  We also help clients prepare and review HIPAA documents, including: compliance checklists; notices of privacy practice; privacy and security policies and procedures; business associate agreements; trading partner agreements; chain-of-trust agreements; patient authorization forms and other model documents.

Our attorneys develop training materials and participate in training sessions for all levels of healthcare leadership and employees, including boards, executive teams, management teams, HIPAA implementation task forces, medical staff, other professional staff, billing staff, and sales and marketing staff.