EBIA Weekly Newsletter

OCR’s Cybersecurity Newsletter Explains Importance of Software Patches


   July 12, 2018

OCR Cybersecurity Newsletter: Guidance on Software Vulnerabilities and Patching (June 2018) Available at https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/june-2018-newsletter-software-patches.pdf In its June 2018 cybersecurity newsletter, HHS’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) highlights the importance of keeping computer software up-to-date and installing the latest patches to address security vulnerabilities to electronic protected health information (PHI). OCR notes that … Read More


Court Rules on Coverage of Lactation Services


   July 12, 2018

Condry v. UnitedHealth Group, Inc., 2018 WL 3203046 (N.D. Cal. 2018) A federal court has ruled in favor of health plan participants who sued their insurer and claims administrator for coverage of lactation support and counseling services. As background, insurers and non-grandfathered group health plans must provide coverage without cost-sharing for certain preventive services (including lactation … Read More