Panel Affirms Ruling In Insurer’s Favor In Coverage Suit Over HIPAA Investigation

Mealey's (March 2, 2016, 12:01 PM EST) -- CINCINNATI — The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 29 affirmed a lower federal court’s ruling in favor of an excess insurer in a coverage dispute stemming from an underlying federal investigation involving Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) regulations (Ashland Hospital Corp., d/b/a King's Daughters Medical v. RLI Insurance Co., No. 15-5377, 6th Cir.).

(Per curiam opinion available. Document #13-160303-027Z.)

HIPAA Investigation

On July 25, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a subpoena to the Ashland Hospital Corp....
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