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Mediating in Probate Court

Mediation is now required in the majority of courts in South Carolina, which have adopted South Carolina’s Rules for Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”). Probate Courts do not fall within the ADR rules, but the Probate Court has adopted its own rules on mediation that are implemented in most courts throughout the State. When litigating a …

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HHS OIG’s Spring 2022 Focus on Hospitals and Nursing Facilities

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) office is quickly ramping up its 2022 audit program as identified in its Active Work Plan. There is no shortage of expenditures, regulatory requirements and collected data to audit, and nursing facilities and hospitals have a few big-ticket reviews directed their way. …

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HIPAA Annual Breach Deadline

The annual deadline to report a HIPAA breach is Tuesday, March 1, 2022, for HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates to file their annual breach reports with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR).  Recall that a “breach” is a Privacy Rule violation that also compromises the security …

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