February 28, 2018

In this article, Partner David P. Saunders discusses Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforcement trends for 2018.  Mr. Saunders suggests that perhaps the last 12 months of slow HIPAA enforcement represents the new normal.  To evaluate this hypothesis, he examines two documents that may indicate where HIPAA enforcement is headed in 2018:  1) the regulatory priorities of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and 2) the President’s budget for HHS.