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Matthew Joseph Lapointe

Matthew Lapointe’s Legal Guides

6 total

  • HIPAA Privacy: Is There An App for That?

    Are the developers of health apps subject to the federal HIPAA privacy regulations? If I use a health app on my smartphone, will my personal health information be safe? Introduction Health apps are ve

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  • Is Your Company Ready for Obamacare?

    Beginning January 1, 2016, companies with between 50 and 99 full-time equivalents must offer health coverage to their full-time employees or face stiff penalties. Is your company ready? Introduction

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  • ObamaCare Update: Employer Mandate Delayed to Jan 1, 2015

    ACA UPDATE: Employer Mandate Postponed to January 1, 2014 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (referred to variously as PPACA, the ACA, health care reform or ObamaCare) was enacted in 2010 and is being rolled out in stages through 2018. The implementation of these pro...

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  • Small Practices Not Immune From HIPAA Enforcement

    Small medical practices who think they dont need to worry about HIPAA privacy and security compliance had better think again.On April 17, 2012, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that its Office of Civil Rights (OCR) had reached a settlemen...

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  • What Employers Need to Know About PPACA ("Obamacare")

    Introduction On June 28, 2012, the US Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Opponents of the law argued that Congress overstepped its authority by requiring individuals to buy health insurance or pay a fine...

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  • Considerations When Buying A Franchise Business

    Introduction In this uncertain climate in corporate America, owning ones own business can appear very attractive.Many middle managers who lost their jobs with large companies and are having trouble finding new jobs are now considering going into business for themselves.Often, ow...

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