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    With national, broad-based experience in a variety of industries, Dan focuses his practice on complex business and financial transactions including middle-market mergers and acquisitions, capital formation, debt financing ...

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On Jan. 31, 2014, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released its Fiscal Year 2014 Work Plan (the “2014 Work Plan”). The 2014 Work Plan highlights areas that are the current focus of enforcement initiatives to prevent fraud, waste and abuse of HHS programs.  Set forth below are the “NEW” areas identified by OIG that we find noteworthy:

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Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This sage advice has never rung more true than it does in the context of the recent changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  On Jan. 25, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services issued the final rule amending the HIPAA privacy, security, enforcement and breach notification requirements, signaling the most expansive change to HIPAA in more than a decade. The final rule notes that compliance with these requirements should be in place by September 2013.

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