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HOSPITAL BREACH A REMINDER ABOUT HIPAA SECURITY

Partners HealthCare System, Inc. and its affiliated institutions and hospitals, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, Partners Continuing Care, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital, have provided a notice concerning an incident … Continue reading

(Webinar recording) Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse: How to effectively engage providers and return employees to work

Employee engagement rates remain at an all time low in the United States and many employees view their relationship with their employer as purely financial. The days of employee/employer loyalty are in significant danger as presenteeism, disability, and turnover continue … Continue reading

FAQs ABOUT PREVENTIVE SERVICES

The Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury have answered additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) regarding coverage of preventive services.  The guidance addresses coverage of BRCA testing, … Continue reading

MORE NEW STATE AND LOCAL LAWS

    One of the most difficult tasks for human resource and return-to-work professionals is keeping up with state and local laws.  Below is a summary of some of the latest developments. ——– The article you have requested is members-only … Continue reading

6TH CIRCUIT REVERSES POSITION ON TELECOMMUTING

In an en banc decision, the full United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has reversed the earlier ruling by a three-judge panel that said telecommuting can often be a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act … Continue reading