Marcia Augsburger

Marcia Augsburger

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Failure to take basic security measures may result in HIPAA penalties – 6 tips to keep up with updates and patches

Covered Entities and their Business Associates must comply with HIPAA’s Security Rule, or they may face substantial penalties. The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently shared a resolution agreement that emphasizes the...more

12/17/2014 - Business Associates Covered Entities Data Protection Electronic Medical Records HIPAA PHI

Don’t forget the September 23, 2014 deadline to ensure your Business Associate Agreements comply with the Omnibus Final Rule

Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Final Rule published January 25, 2013, 78 Fed.Reg. 5566, Covered Entities (CEs) with Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) that were entered on or...more

8/19/2014 - Business Associates Commercial Contracts Covered Entities Deadlines Final Rules HIPAA

California Court of Appeal Rules Damages Are Unavailable To Plaintiff Patients Where Patient Information On Stolen Computer Was...

Until last week, Sutter Health was looking at a potential jury verdict in excess of $4 billion against several of its affiliated hospitals in a class action suit filed under the California Medical Information Act, California...more

7/30/2014

HIPAA Toolbox - Expanded Definition of Business Associates

September 23rd is the HIPAA Omnibus Rule compliance deadline. The Rule expands the definition of Business Associates (BAs). Are you prepared? Incorrect determinations lead to increased risk and potential liability for...more

9/21/2013 - Agents Business Associates Covered Entities HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule PHI Vendors

HIPAA toolbox: 13 steps for a healthy checkup

September 23 is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Rule compliance deadline. We have solutions and tools that may help you meet these changes now. ...more

9/13/2013 - Compliance Deadlines HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule

Health plan pays for failing to erase data on leased equipment: two takeaways for companies handling electronic PHI

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced a settlement between the US Department of Health and Human Services and Affinity Health Plan, Inc. to address potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and...more

8/20/2013 - Data Breach Data Protection Healthcare HHS HIPAA OCR Office Equipment PHI Risk Assessment Settlement

WellPoint agrees to pay $1.7M in HIPAA penalties: what this tells you

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced that WellPoint, Inc. agreed to pay $1.7 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and...more

7/16/2013 - Health Insurance HHS HIPAA Insurers OCR Penalties Settlement WellPoint

The Convergence of Health Care and Banking

On January 25, 2013, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) within the Department of Health and Human Services published guidance on whether banks and other financial institutions must comply with the Health Insurance Portability...more

2/15/2013 - Banks Business Associates HHS HIPAA HITECH OCR PHI

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