Conor Duffy

Conor Duffy

Conor Duffy is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Health Law Group and the firm’s Data Privacy and Security Team. Conor advises hospitals, physician groups, community providers, and other health care entities on general corporate matters and health care issues. He provides legal counsel on a full range of transactional and regulatory health law issues, including contracting, licensure, mergers and acquisitions, Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse laws and regulations, HIPAA compliance, and other data privacy and security matters. Read his rc.com bio here.

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OCR settlement reiterates importance of proactive security rule compliance

On September 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced that Cancer Care Group, P.C. (CCG), a physician practice located in Indiana, agreed to pay $750,000 as part of a settlement to resolve alleged violations of HIPAA’s Security and Privacy Rules. The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) initiated an investigation … Continue Reading

House Passes Medical Innovation Bill That Would Revise HIPAA

On July 10, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the 21st Century Cures Act (the Act), a bill intended to support advancements in medical innovation. The Act includes measures aimed at spurring medical research, reducing the regulatory burden on medical device development, improving health information interoperability, and expanding telehealth coverage. In order to facilitate collaborative … Continue Reading

Connecticut legislation requires consumer health information website

-Contributed by R+C’s Health Law Group Effective October 1, 2015, this legislation requires the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) to establish, by July 1, 2016, a consumer health information website that contains information comparing the quality, price, and cost of health care services among health care providers in Connecticut. The HIX website must include price … Continue Reading

Connecticut legislation establishes statewide Health Information Exchange

-Contributed by R+C’s Health Law Group Effective October 1, 2015, this legislation contains several provisions to encourage the free exchange of patient health information among providers and consumers. Hospitals, health systems, and electronic health record (EHR) providers are prohibited from “health information blocking,” and this legislation establishes that such action is an unfair trade practice. … Continue Reading

CMS Proposes Final Meaningful Use Objectives and Measures in EHR incentive programs Stage 3 Proposed Rule

On March 30, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule (Proposed Rule) setting forth meaningful use criteria for Stage 3 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs (EHR Incentive Programs). CMS intends for Stage 3 to be the final stage of the EHR Incentive Programs, and … Continue Reading

JAMA Releases Study Analyzing Scope and Characteristics of Recent Data Breaches

Reports of security breaches involving health care information have become increasingly prevalent in recent years, and such breaches seem to be continually growing in scope and magnitude. In the April 14, 2015, issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, three California researchers led by Dr. Vincent Liu (hereinafter Liu et al.) sought … Continue Reading
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