Mealey to launch "Health Care Privacy Report" & "Wage & Hour Report".LexisNexis Mealey Publications & Conferences Group (King of Prussia King of Prussia, industrialized suburban area (1990 pop. 18,406), Montgomery co., SE Pa. It has glass and steel fabricating, food processing, printing and publishing, and varied manufacturing (textiles, liquified petroleum gas, water-treatment and electrical , PA), a unit of LexisNexis (Dayton, OH), will begin the publication of Health Care Privacy Report with an is sue in May. An annual subscription to the new monthly report costs $800.
The report is being designed to track the area of health care privacy law, including news and developments on relevant litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.
When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation. . Editorial will include content that duals with cases alleging violations of medical privacy under new state and federal laws, including the new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1996.
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website, Title I of HIPAA protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when (HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191) Also known as the "Kennedy-Kassebaum Act," this U.S. law protects employees' health insurance coverage when they change or lose their jobs (Title I) and provides standards for patient health, ) that goes into effect on April 14. It will also cover new regulations and court proceedings and rulings, including plaintiffs' attorney's arguments that HIPAA establishes a standard of care in negligence cases and the citation of violations of HIPAA's privacy rules to support allegations of violations of other state and federal laws.
Mealey noted that many entities could be at risk for noncompliance noncompliance
failure of the owner to follow instructions, particularly in administering medication as prescribed; a cause of a less than expected response to treatment.
noncompliance with the privacy rules, including the legal profession. The company said the report will help counsel take advantage of privacy requirements, shield corporate entitites, and determine the effects of privacy rules on medical malpractice Improper, unskilled, or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional. and other litigation that involves patient information. It will also include text of court rulings and briefs, new lawsuits, settlement news, regulatory and legislative updates and commentary.
Litigation Report: Wage & Hour Report will also be published monthly. An annual subscription costs $735. The title will focus on coverage of litigation resulting from such employment issues as overtime pay, exemptions, record keeping, reporting, minimum wage, independent contractors, hazard pay, retaliation, medical leave, back pay, training time, family leave, meal periods and leave for military duty.
It will also include litigation involving federal laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act Fair Labor Standards Act or Wages and Hours Act, passed by the U.S. Congress in 1938 to establish minimum living standards for workers engaged directly or indirectly in interstate commerce, including those involved in production of goods bound , the Family Medical Leave Act, and state wage and hour and leave law. The report will include coverage of new cases, pleadings, trials, settlements and rulings from all U.S. jurisdictions.