Affinity Health Plan has agreed to pay more than $1.2 million to settle potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations....more
Privacy gaffes and tidbits to start your week.
Keeping up with Kardashians is NOT a defense under HIPAA -
The LA Times recently reported the firing of six workers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in connection...more
A key amendment to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) called the “Omnibus Rule” took effect on March 26, 2013. The Omnibus Rule impacts both companies that directly collect protected health...more
On January 25, 2013, the Secretary for the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (the “Department”) officially published the long-awaited final regulations (the “Final Rule”)...more
Since the 2009 enactment of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (the “Act” or “HITECH Act”), compliance efforts associated with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of...more
On January 25, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services/Office for Civil Rights (HHS/OCR) published in the Federal Register (78 Fed. Reg. 5566) the long-awaited final rule titled Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy,...more
If you haven’t yet caught up with the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule and its consequences for those businesses who are not themselves healthcare providers, but are service providers to healthcare entities (and even further downstream...more
On January 25, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the highly anticipated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Final Rule (the “Final Rule”). The Final Rule...more
On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services issued the long-awaited revisions to the HIPAA rules, making a number of changes to the current HIPAA privacy, security, breach notification and enforcement...more
Originally published in Health IT Law & Industry Report, on January 23, 2013.
On Jan. 17, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (‘‘HHS’’) issued a long-awaited omnibus rule...more
The final rule is significant for any organization that is considered to be a HIPAA covered entity (“CE”) (health systems, health care providers, health plans, etc.) or the more broadly defined business associate (“BA”)....more
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