HIPAA Compliance

Years before HIPAA’s privacy and security rules first took effect, Ballard Spahr formed a team of attorneys from various disciplines to advise health care providers, many health plans, and their business associates on the new requirements. Since then, our HIPAA team has helped clients comply with HIPAA’s requirements and continues to:

  • Keep clients apprised of regulatory and judicial developments and provide ongoing education 
  • Provide guidance on privacy and security rule practices and policies
  • Assist in internal investigations, assessments of suspected breaches, and the preparation of required notices
  • Counsel on breaches by business associates and subcontractors
  • Prepare HIPAA policies, forms, vendor agreements, and other compliance documentation
  • Conduct HIPAA compliance training and prepare training tools
  • Perform internal HIPAA audits and advise clients about governmental audit programs