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How Can Companies in the Health Care and Life Sciences Industries Strengthen Their Cybersecurity Posture?
Epstein Becker Green attorneys Alaap B. Shah and Jessika Tuazon are joined by Andrew Morrison, principal at Deloitte & Touche LLP and Cyber Risk Services Strategy, Defense & Response solution leader for Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory. Together, they discuss the impact of ransomware attacks on the health care and life sciences industries, and considerations for companies to strengthen their cybersecurity posture.
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What’s New for Insurers in Mental Health Parity Compliance
In accordance with recent changes, health plans and insurers must prepare to provide regulators with documentation of their compliance with mental health parity requirements on specific non-quantitative treatment limits. Special guest Henry Harbin, MD, consultant and former CEO of Magellan Health Services, and Epstein Becker Green attorneys Kevin Malone, David Shillcutt, and Tim Murphy discuss the impacts of the new federal enforcement approach.
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Federal and State Cannabis Rules Are Moving in Different Directions
Federal and state cannabis regulation and enforcement appear to be moving in different directions. Epstein Becker Green attorneys Delia Deschaine, Nathaniel Glasser, and Megan Robertson discuss how new developments in 2021 impact the cannabis industry and why all players, including employers, health care providers and retailers, and businesses operating in the cannabis space, need to pay close attention to the nuances of federal and state laws.
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Are Vaccine Passports the Key to Reopening?
As the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine continues, today’s episode looks at the risk potential of vaccine passports. Epstein Becker Green attorneys Patricia Wagner, Alaap Shah, and Jessika Tuazon discuss the privacy and security concerns companies must weigh as they consider developing or implementing vaccine passports, such as the collection and use of an individual's personal health information and the best practices to mitigate risk.
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Whistleblowing, Retaliation Risks Are On the Rise for Health Care Employers
Today’s episode looks at how COVID-19 liability shield laws ultimately offer health care businesses little protection when it comes to employment claims. Epstein Becker Green attorneys Denise Merna Dadika, Gregory Keating, and Elena Quattrone discuss the unintended liability consequences health care employers must consider as they transition more employees back to in-person work and the ways to mitigate increasing whistleblower and retaliation risks.
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CMS and OIG Final Rules for Innovating Your Value-Based Payment Program
Today’s episode looks at the long-awaited companion final rules advancing value-based care published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services. Epstein Becker Green attorneys Anjali Downs, Jennifer Michael, Lesley Yeung, and Paulina Grabczak discuss the key areas companies should consider as they take advantage of these value-based care safe harbors and exceptions.
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