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We have extensive experience with the following areas: Petroleum, Litigation, Real Estate and more.

We advise business in the following areas: Employee Benefits, Litigation, Business Advisory and more.

For those seeking counsel in real estate matters, our areas of expertise include: Construction, Development, Land Use, Litigation and more.

We handle many private matters for individuals, including: Adoption, Custody, Divorce, Domestic Partnership, Estate Planning and more.

Every criminal case is a serious matter. There are lifelong consequences for any person accused or convicted of committing a crime.

Since 1976, our litigators have effectively and efficiently represented clients in federal and state courts in business litigation, municipal law, employment law, personal injury and a variety of complex litigation.

Since 1976, our litigators have effectively and efficiently represented clients in federal and state courts in business litigation, municipal law, employment law, personal injury and a variety of complex litigation.

Since 1976, our litigators have effectively and efficiently represented clients in federal and state courts in business litigation, municipal law, employment law, personal injury and a variety of complex litigation.

As a part of the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009" a civil penalty structure was put in place for Health Insurace Portability and Asccountability Act (HIPAA) violations.

Our experience uniquely qualifies us to advise in governmental issues: Annexation, Associations/Non-Profits, Cities, Towns, & Counties, Colleges & Universities, Economic Development, Elections and more.

We provide legal advice for businesses in the following areas: Agribusiness Energy, Diversified Businesses, Emerging Businesses, Federal & State Tax, Finance, and more.

Probate is the court procedure by which a decedent’s property is administered for the purpose of passing ownership of assets remaining in the decedent’s name at his/her death.

Since 1976, our litigators have effectively and efficiently represented clients in federal and state courts in business litigation, municipal law, employment law, personal injury and a variety of complex litigation.

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Healthcare Law News - Volume 2

BUSINESS ASSOCIATE AGREEMENTS – TIME TO UPDATE

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”) contains the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH”). HITECH modifies HIPAA regarding privacy and security of protected health information (“PHI”).

The biggest HITECH change, in practical terms, is that HITECH directly regulates business associates for the first time. Previously HIPAA only indirectly affected business associates. Starting in February 2010, HITECH requires:

COBRA provisions changed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("ARRA")

The recent Stimulus Bill passed by Congress is known in shorthand as ARRA. ARRA has provided a number of changes in COBRA requirements under the Employee Retirement Income and Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) which were added by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget and Reconciliation Act of 1985 (“COBRA”). COBRA rules generally allow an employee whose employment terminates (or has some other qualifying event) to elect to continue coverage under an employer’s group health plan for up to 18 months in most cases.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

The recent stimulus bill (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 or “ARRA”) contained a section which are referred to as the HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) provisions which provide for certain changes in EMR adoption and in the HIPAA privacy and security standards. I have attached a summary decently offered by the California Health and Human Services Agency of the HITECH provisions of ARRA.

Physician Contracts

Early this year, the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision that should cause hospital administrators and group medical practice compliance officers to immediately contact their legal counsel to determine whether their physician contracts are current. This case, Kosenske v. Carlisle HMA, is the result of an action brought by a former anesthesiology group member practicing at Carlisle Hospital.

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