By Jesse M. Coleman, Owen R. Wolfe, and Sarah Fedner

Seyfarth Synopsis: The health care sector faces escalating cybersecurity risks given its size, technological dependence and the sensitive nature of data used therein. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Office for Civil Rights, there has been an alarming increase in cybersecurity incidents since 2018

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By Nancy ChawlaBen ConleyCaroline PieperJoy Sellstrom, and Joel Wilde

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) requires group health plans and insurers to cover treatments for mental health and substance use disorders in a manner that is equitable to the plans’ coverage of medical and surgical treatments. Exactly how

Continue Reading Mental Health Compliance Report Issued to Congress Spoiler Alert – Plans All Fail

By Benjamin J.Conley and Diane V. Dygert

Seyfarth Synopsis: As employers continue to struggle with strategies for safely re-opening their workplaces, we have previously discussed the possibility of mandating a vaccine or providing incentives for getting the vaccine. See Did You Get Your Vaccine Yet… Your Employer May Offer You an Incentive, and Employers’ Mandating the COVID-19 Vaccine
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By Leon Rodriguez and Emily J. Miller

Seyfarth Synopsis: Consistent with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently published recommendations for preventing and responding to sexual harassment for entities that receive federal financial assistance from HHS. In its “Effective Practices
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