Rebecca Frigy

Rebecca Frigy

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Stolen Thumb Drive Sets HIPAA Precedent

A Massachusetts dermatology practice, Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, P.C. ("APDerm") recently agreed to pay $150,000 to settle potential violations of HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules. The settlement was...more

1/24/2014 - Data Breach Data Protection EHR HIPAA PHI Theft

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - January 2014, Issue 1

In This Issue: - Top News ..Congress Approves Budget Deal with Short-Term ‘Doc Fix' ..CMS “Two-Midnight” Rule delayed until March 31, 2014 ..Individuals with Canceled Insurance Policies May Apply for...more

1/24/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS EHR Exempt Organizations Healthcare Healthcare Fraud Healthcare Reform HHS HIPAA Hospitals Medicare Misbranding OCR OIG Prescription Drugs Tax Exemptions

Under The New HIPAA Regime, A Lost Laptop Costs $1.5 Million But A Leased Photocopier Costs Almost As Much

Nearly one year after a Massachusetts provider paid $1.5 million to settle potential HIPAA violations for the theft of an unencrypted laptop containing protected health information (PHI), providers are reminded once again of...more

9/26/2013 - Breach Notification Rule Data Breach FTC HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule PHI

Breaking Down The HIPAA Rule Changes: Part 5 Of 5 - Changes To Patients' Rights Under The Final Rule

In This Issue: - Right to Access Protected Health Information - Restrictions on Health Plan Disclosures - Guidance on How to Comply With the Expanded Patient Rights ..Evaluate Electronic Systems ..Revise...more

2/18/2013 - Covered Entities Electronic Medical Records Health Plan Disclosures HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Patient Rights PHI

Breaking Down The HIPAA Rule Changes: Part 4 Of 5 - Uses And Disclosures Of PHI Under The Final Rule; Changes Related To...

In This Issue: - Modifications Related to the Use and Disclosure of PHI for Marketing Purposes - Modifications Related to the Use and Disclosure of PHI for Research Purposes ..Compound Authorizations...more

2/13/2013 - Business Associates Covered Entities Fundraisers HHS HIPAA Omnibus Rule Marketing PHI

Breaking Down The HIPAA Rule Changes: Part 3 Of 5 Modifications To The Breach Notification Rule

In This Issue: - Definition of “Unsecured Protected Health Information” - Notice Requirements - Action Items to Comply with the Breach Notification - Excerpt from Definition of “Unsecured Protected Health...more

2/11/2013 - Business Associates Covered Entities Data Breach HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Notice Requirements PHI

Breaking Down The HIPAA Rule Changes: Part 2 Of 5 - Changes Affecting Who Is A Business Associate And New Business Associate...

In This Issue: - Expansion of, Clarifications to, and Explicit Inclusions in the Definition of BA - BAs’ Direct Liability Under the Final Rule - BAAs: Required Provisions Under the Final Rule and the Compliance...more

2/6/2013 - Business Associates Compliance Covered Entities HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH PHI Privacy Rule Subcontractors

Breaking Down The HIPAA Changes: Part 1 Of 5 What Covered Entities And Business Associates Need To Do To Comply With The Final...

In This Issue: - Brief Overview of Key Modifications in the Final Rule - Suggested Action Items for Compliance with the Final Rule ..Covered Entities ..Business Associates - Consequences of Noncompliance...more

2/1/2013 - Business Associates Compliance Covered Entities Data Breach Enforcement HHS HIPAA HITECH Notice Requirements PHI Third-Party

Final Omnibus HIPAA Rule Released By HHS

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an advance copy of the final omnibus rule which implements changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, and the...more

1/22/2013 - Data Breach Data Protection Enforcement GINA HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Notice Requirements OCR Privacy Policy

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